Another ex-guerilla from Colombia’s FARC party was murdered Monday making them the 136th murder since signing the peace process.Full Story
Sources confirmed to teleSUR's correspondent Madeleine Garcia that no clashes took place in Boca de Grita on June 18.Full Story
Montenegro, 42, dedicated himself to covering the region’s peace-related issues among a number of other topics.
FARC described it as a "fundamental" milestone in the Colombian peace process.
Over 110 human rights defenders were killed in 2018; nearly 30 percent of these were Indigenous social leaders, while an additional 12 victims were Afro-Colombian.
According to party sources, Santrich will assume his position on Tuesday.
Three social leaders from Colombia's Indigenous Awa community were found dead over last week.
Colombia's police and army have been searching for those behind the attack, who according to preliminary information were members of the National Liberation Army (ELN).
After years of fighting it, the monumental peace legislation meant to end years of conflict has been approved.
Colombia's weak implementation of the 2016 peace accords is allowing Mexican drug traffickers to operate in the country, leading to social leader murders.
“Ignoring guarantees pledged to former rebel fighters increases the prospect of them deserting the peace," the U.N. said.