Colombian President Gustavo Petro stressed Thursday that the so-called false positives were the worst contemporary crime. He was referring to the more than 6,400 extrajudicial executions committed by federal troops supposedly fighting rebel guerrillas. Petro made those statements after eight military personnel admitted their participation in some of those executions.
Colombian authorities Monday announced the unilateral suspension of the ceasefire with dissident Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), known as the Central General Staff (EMC-FARC), after the recruitment and murder of four children from the Murui indigenous community, it was reported in Bogota.
Colombian President Gustavo Petro said this weekend that it was very likely that dissident FARC groups were behind the bomb trap attack that killed 7 police officers last week.
According to Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó, Nicolás “Maduro's links with international terrorism are a threat to the region.”
Colombian President Iván Duque Monday reported a dangerous dissident FARC leader had been gunned down by national forces in Suárez, Cauca.
The specter of assassination is again haunting the electoral campaign in Colombia, where a left-wing candidate has a real chance of becoming president for the first time in a country that has a history of political careers ending in a hail of bullets.
Four Colombian regular soldiers were killed in a rural area of the department of Meta after they were ambushed by a group of dissidents from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the Omega Joint Task Force said in a statement.
A bomb attack against a police station in the Colombian capital of Bogotá last Saturday has a new fatal victim after a 5-year-old girl who was wounded in the incident died Monday, authorities have confirmed.
Colombia's Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP), a court created by the peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), has been forced to launch new lines of inquiries, following compelling testimony and evidence, it was announced.
Former presidential candidate and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) hostage Ingrid Betancourt Sunday announced she will run to succeed Iván Duque as head of state under her own political party (Verde Oxígeno) after breaking up with the Centro Esperanza coalition.