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.
A bombardment by government forces killed 23 dissident members of the demobilised Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, including commander Jorge Eliecer Jimenez, known as Arturo.
Biden administration reportedly notifies Congress to remove ex-rebels from banned list ahead of fifth anniversary of their peace deal with Colombia government.
The resurgence in violence has put a spotlight on the ruling Democratic Center Party, which opposes the peace deal with left-wing militants.
Progress has been slow on the anniversary of a peace accord signed between FARC rebels and the Colombian government. Although FARC has disarmed, violence is brewing again in former rebel-held territories.
The rebels have threatened to postpone their demobilisation and are seeking more international monitoring of the peace deal that brought 52 years of conflict to an end.
The group's demobilisation will mark an end to Colombia's 52-year conflict that grew out of a crushed uprising over land rights.
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