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A police officer helps transport the body of one of at least five people killed during a skirmish between illegal armed groups in Jamundi, southwest Colombia, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Authorities say rebels with the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia operate in the area and may have been involved. (AP Photo/Christian EscobarMora)

Town on edge in Colombia after 5 killed, 2 vehicles burned

Jan. 17, 2020 10:59 PM EST

JAMUNDI, Colombia (AP) — A remote town was on edge Friday after at least five people were found shot to death, highlighting Colombia's struggle to bring peace to rural areas where drug crops are abundant and illegal armed groups are active. The killings happened overnight in an isolated part of the Jamundi...

UN envoy for Colombia: Peace depends on stopping killings

Jan. 13, 2020 6:40 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Colombia warned Monday that peace won’t be achieved if former combatants who laid down their weapons and social leaders continue to be killed. Carlos Ruiz Massieu said Sunday’s announcement by Colombian authorities that they thwarted a planned attempt...

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends the UNHCR - Global Refugee Forum at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)

UN: 2019 most violent year for ex-rebels since Colombia deal

Jan. 2, 2020 7:31 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general says 2019 was the most violent year for former fighters from Colombia’s largest rebel group since it signed a peace deal with the government in 2016. Antonio Guterres said in a report to the U.N. Security Council circulated Thursday that 77 members of...

An architect works on the model of the planned Museum of Memory in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. Colombia’s government hopes to build a large museum paying homage to the millions of victims of the country’s long civil conflict. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Colombia's conflict spills over to museum of memory

Dec. 24, 2019 11:33 AM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — On a vacant grassy lot squeezed between several smoggy highways lies the property where Colombia’s government hopes to build a large museum paying homage to victims of the country’s long civil conflict. But for now, the terrain occupied only by a rusted cubic metal...