[QODLink]
Americas

Colombian rebels' offensive continues

Despite temporary unilateral ceasefire by FARC, clashes and suffering for civilians persist.
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2012 12:53

Despite peace talks between Colombia's FARC rebels and the government, little has changed for the people living at the heart of the five-decade conflict.
 
Efforts by the government to increase its presence in Cauca is an attempt to weaken the rebels' influence in the region.

Recently, the FARC announced a temporary unilateral ceasefire. But clashes continue to erupt leading the military and the local population to think that the fighting has not really stopped.
 
Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports from Cauca, Colombia.

83

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Featured
NSA whistleblower Snowden and journalist Greenwald accuse Wellington of mass spying on New Zealanders.
Whatever the referendum's outcome, energy created by the grassroots independence campaign has changed Scottish politics.
Traders and farmers struggle to cope as restrictions on travel prevent them from doing business and attending to crops.
Unique mobile messaging service, mMitra, helps poor pregnant women in Mumbai fight against maternal mortality.
Influential independence figure has been key in promoting Scottish nationalism, but will his efforts succeed?
join our mailing list