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Colombia, Venezuela reach agreement to find remains of victims buried by paramilitaries

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, Suriname's President Chan Santokhi, Guyana's President Mohamed Irfaan Ali, Colombia's President Gustavo Petro, Bolivia's President Luis Arce, Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Argentinian President Alberto Fernandez, Chilean President Gabriel Boric, Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso, Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benitez, Uruguay's President Luis Lacalle Pou and Peruvian Prime Minister Alberto Otarola pose for official photo during the South American Summit at Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia, Brazil on 30th May, 2023.

Reuters Colombia and Venezuela have reached an agreement to search for remains of victims who were killed by paramilitaries during Colombia’s internal armed conflict and reportedly buried in Venezuela, Colombia President Gustavo Petro said on Tuesday.  The agreement follows recent confessions before the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) tribunal by former paramilitary commander Salvatore Mancuso, […]

Families of Colombian victims urge soldiers to reveal who ordered killings

Colombia JEP hearing

Bogota, ColombiaReuters Families of victims of extrajudicial executions committed by Colombian soldiers asked perpetrators to reveal who ordered the murders, during the latest public hearing of the country’s transitional justice court on Wednesday. The so-called “false positive” killings, when soldiers murdered at least 6,402 people and recorded them as guerrillas killed in combat in order […]

Colombia court says 5,733 people killed, disappeared in campaign against left-wing party

Colombia Medellin coffins

Bogota, ColombiaReuters Some 5,733 people were killed or disappeared in Colombia as part of a campaign against the left-wing Patriotic Union party between 1984 and 2016, acts linked to paramilitaries with military backing, the country’s transitional justice tribunal said on Friday. According to the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP), some 4,616 of the victims were […]

Mothers of Colombia’s disappeared seek justice at war tribunal

Colombian mothers

Bogata, ColombiaThomson Reuters Foundation Mothers of young men and teenagers who say their sons were murdered by government soldiers during Colombia’s conflict begged a tribunal for answers on Thursday as the country investigates human rights atrocities committed during its war. Colombia’s five-decade war pitted leftist rebels against government forces and right-wing paramilitary groups. Some 200,000 […]