"What I request is a ceasefire that will be bilateral," to allow for talks "to bring an end to the war in Colombia," President-elect Gustavo Petro tells the South American country's last active guerrilla group.
Ex-guerrilla member Gustavo Petro leads the field to become the next president of Colombia, with leftist candidates projected to win most seats in the Senate.
Defence Minister Diego Molano calls possible deployment of Venezuela's troops "foreign interference." Caracas scoffs at Molano's claim.
The resurgence in violence has put a spotlight on the ruling Democratic Center Party, which opposes the peace deal with left-wing militants.
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's fifth bid for the presidency will further entrench the status quo. Is the strategy sustainable for the country's economy?
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.
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