Assassinations Hinder Implementation of Peace in Colombia

The FARC, now a political party called the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force, estimates that 245 demobilized guerrillas have been killed.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A United Nations (UN) representative asserts that the assassination of former guerrillas, social leaders, indigenous and environmental and anti-violence activists is one of the main obstacles to the implementation of peace in Colombia today.

The assertion was made by the head of the UN Verification Mission in the country and special representative of the Secretary General of that organization, Carlos Ruiz Massieu, who sees the issue of security as one of the greatest hurdles for bringing the peace process to a successful end.

Colombia is daily a scenario of acts of political violence without the . . .

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