News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Dec. 1, 2021: The administration of US President Joe Biden has decided to exclude the now-defunct Colombian guerrilla group of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) from the list of terrorist organizations. This was reported by the EFE agency, citing a source in the American legislature.
It is noted that the US Congress has already received a notification from the presidential administration. Now that this guerrilla group is defunct, you have more than just a great way to waste your time with the best casinos; you can have an opportunity to enjoy the game and even make some money online.
An agency source in Congress explained that the notice was received on November 23 — the day before the fifth anniversary of the signing of a peace agreement between the FARC and the administration of then Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. No one could predict that the situation will develop according to this scenario. History of the Conflict
Recall that as a result of the conflict between the authorities of Colombia and the FARC. Here are some of the key facts about the conflict:
- It has lasted since the 1960s;
- More than 200 thousand people died;
- Several million people became refugees;
- On November 24, 2016, representatives of the FARC and the Colombian government signed an agreement in Havana to end the conflict;
- The insurgent organization was transformed into a political party after disarmament.
The FARC was placed on the American list of terrorist organizations in 1997. At the same time, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres planned his visit to Colombia. According to Special Representative Guterres and Head of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia, Carlos Ruiz, this visit was a signal for the country to continue on the path of peace and reconciliation.
The Reason Antonio Guterres Visited Colombia
Guterres said he was on a visit of solidarity with the Colombian people, which is giving the planet a very important example of peace. He noted that there were a lot of conflicts in the world, so it was very important to visit the country where peace was being built.
Carlos Ruiz, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia, stressed that Guterres’ visit was a signal for the country to continue on the path of peace and reconciliation. This became especially relevant after the attack on a military patrol committed in the Casanare department in central Colombia.
Mexico Deported Ex-FARC Leader to Colombia
Another key event for Colombia was the deportation of the former leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Rodrigo Grando. He was detained for several hours by Interpol at the capital’s international airport. Prensa Latina writes about this with reference to the Mexican opposition newspaper El Universal.
Interpol acted in accordance with the “red” notice requested by Paraguay, which is looking for him for the alleged crimes of kidnapping, conspiracy, and premeditated murder. However, he was never arrested by the Mexican authorities.
Granda arrived in Mexico with the former leader of the Colombian guerrillas, Rodrigo Londoño, to attend the forum. Both were travelling with permission from the Special Court for Peace, which is a mechanism to investigate and convict the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.