Monday, November 29

Colombia: who are and how much power do the groups that resist peace have?

  • Daniel Pardo
  • BBC Mundo correspondent in Colombia

ELN guerrilla

Image source, Getty Images

Five years after the signing of peace between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the signs that the country’s violent past is still in place seem to reappear.

During the last weeks, several incidents have exposed the limitations of the peace.

An army attack near the Amazon killed ten members of the so-called FARC dissidents, including a leader, alias “Ferney,” and an attack on the National Liberation Army (ELN) in Chocó killed a high-ranking guerrilla commander. , alias “Fabián”, and left at least four minors deceased.

In Tibú, on the border with Venezuela, two Venezuelan teenagers were shot and killed after being accused of robbery. The police, absent for several days who were detained by civilians, accused the dissidents, but others attributed it to “paramilitary practices.”

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