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UN Security Council visits Colombia as peace worries mount

Jul. 12, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Maria del Pilar Hurtado's son screamed in anguish at the sight of his mother's dead body on a dirt road in the poor community in northern Colombia the family called home. He kicked his feet on the ground and grasped his face in his hands. Passersby stopped and watched the boy's...

Red Cross says peace elusive as UN council heads to Colombia

Jul. 11, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday that conflicts in Colombia are ongoing and the humanitarian situation has worsened as the U.N. Security Council heads to the South American nation to assess progress toward peace. Robert Mardini, the ICRC's U.N. observer, told...

UN chief: Colombia must respect commitments to rebels

Jul. 2, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he regrets the "polarization and division" in Colombia over elements of the 2016 peace deal and is calling on the government to ensure that any changes to the accord respect commitments made to rebels who laid down their arms. The U.N. chief...

Ex-Colombian rebel leader goes missing, raises concerns

Jul. 1, 2019 10:17 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — U.N. authorities said Monday that an ex-rebel leader in Colombia recently freed from prison and sworn into Congress has gone missing, raising concerns for his safety. United Nations workers assisting in Colombia's peace process said Seuxis Hernandez abandoned his security detail...

Ex-Colombia president: Empathy most important for leadership

May. 29, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Former Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos told graduates of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government that the most important value they can have as leaders is empathy. The Nobel Peace laureate graduated from the school in 1981. He told the Class of 2019 on Wednesday that empathy...