Former commanders Ivan Marquez and Jesus Santrich on Thursday appeared surrounded by armed fighters in a 32-minute YouTube video to launch renewed hostilities against the government, saying the 2016 peace accords have been betrayed.
Colombia's ex-FARC commander says he will take up arms again with other guerillas who have distanced themselves from the 2016 peace deal with the government.
Representatives of the UN Security Council are visiting Colombia to review the implementation of a peace deal, signed almost three years ago, between the government and FARC rebels.
The peace deal between Colombia and FARC rebels in 2016, ending over 50 years of conflict in the South American country, was hailed widely. We meet some of the former rebels who are struggling to adjust to the new realities.
The agreement reached by former Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and the FARC guerilla group faces new challenges under right-wing Ivan Duque's leadership.
Colombian President Ivan Duque said the dissident Victor David Segura, who was responsible for drug-trafficking, murders and kidnappings, was "the most dangerous ringleader in the Pacific."
The right-wing Ivan Duque, who is just 42 years old, succeeds Juan Manuel Santos — and could work to undo the deal his predecessor reached with leftist FARC guerrillas to end a half-century of conflict.
Colombia's historic peace agreement reached with the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in 2016 ended more than five decades of bloody conflict and guarantees the one-time guerrillas 10 seats in Congress.
Ex-FARC guerrillas worry about conservative Ivan Duque’s win in the presidential election due to his promises to roll back the 2016 peace agreement that ended the decades-long conflict in the country.
Those killed and two more who were wounded in the operation belonged to an armed faction that is commanded by a former FARC rebel leader and had rejected the 2016 peace agreement with the government.
Prosecutors in New York accuse partially-sighted Santrich of conspiring to ship 10,000 kilograms of cocaine to the United States while serving as a senior member of the leadership of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno says retaliatory military operation has been launched following confirmation of deaths of three members of a journalist team kidnapped by renegade Colombian rebels last month.
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