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Ex-rebel frontrunner in Colombian vote, could shake US ties

May. 28, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Fabian Espinel last year helped organize concerts in the streets of Bogotá, as young people protested against police violence and government plans to increase taxes on lower income Colombians. Now, as his country heads into its presidential election Sunday, he walks the...

Colombia's leader touts peace efforts, says drugs are enemy

Apr. 12, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Speaking at the U.N. Security Council for the first time, outgoing Colombian President Ivan Duque on Tuesday touted his government’s accomplishments in building peace, including steps to reintegrate more than 12,800 former rebels into society, but he warned that drug...

Colombian landmine victims demand probe of rebel groups

Apr. 04, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Victims of landmine explosions rallied outside Colombia’s peace tribunal Monday to demand an investigation of rebel groups that have placed the explosives around the country, injuring thousands of civilians and troops. The small group of victims was led by...