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They face a hostile electorate who some say are resentful many of the group's former commanders are not in jail for human rights abuses
The positive picture presented by President Juan Manuel Santos was not shared by the FARC political party which said it felt parts of the 2016 agreement had not been upheld.
New and established guerrilla groups, criminal gangs and paramilitary organisations have all sought to fill the void left by FARC since it laid down its arms.
The last major armed rebel group in Colombia, the ELN, is struggling to finalise peace terms with the government ahead of a January ceasefire deadline.
Some 800 FARC fighters remain fully-armed and with illegal mining and cocaine production to support them, pose a threat to the peace deal, while criminals occupy areas vacated by former rebels.
Former fighters of what was once Colombia's largest rebel group are completing the final steps to become a new political party
Pope Francis continued his tour of Colombia with a mass in the central city of Villavicencio, telling the crowd that peace without reconciliation would fail.
Pope Francis spent his first full day in Colombia urging President Juan Manuel Santos and other political leaders to avoid vengeance following the country's decades-long civil war.
With Colombia divided over the FARC peace process Pope Francis walks a fine line with his message of reconciliation.
Pope Francis is given a warm welcome by Colombia - the first visit to the country for 31 years
Colombia's former FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono marked the evolution of his rebel army into a political party at a concert put on for thousands of supporters in the capital Bogota.
Colombia's FARC rebels are now a political party. But the country's peace process is ongoing with hundreds of former Farc rebels still awaiting trial.
Colombia’s disarmed FARC rebels have their eye on forming a coalition for the 2018 elections as the group marks its transition to a political
Colombia's FARCrebels unveil new political party but acknowledge the system may be against them in coming elections
Colombia's FARC rebels have handed in more than 8,000 weapons as part of a UN-supervised disarmament process that concluded Tuesday
FARC leader 'Timochenko' taken to hospital after suffering stroke. The 59-year-old expected to be able to leave within 48-hours
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Nobel Peace Prizewinner, President Juan Manuel Santos, talks to Isabelle Kumar about why bringing peace does not always bring popularity at the polls.
The UN has confirmed that the majority of weapons have been handed over
Ceremonies to mark the end of the disarmament of FARC rebels in Colombia are due to be held today.
The United Nations has confirmed that the
After more than half a century of civil conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as the FARC, in which more than 200,000 people are estimated to have been killed, and 7 million