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Colombian narco militia seeks peace talks after calling ‘unilateral’ ceasefire

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Colombian narco militia seeks peace talks after calling ‘unilateral’ ceasefire

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Feared Gulf Clan has unleashed terror campaign since arrest of leader in May but keen to talk to leftist president Gustavo PetroOne of Colombia’s most feared armed groups has announced a "unilateral” ceasefire in the hopes of entering peace talks with the government of Colombia’s new leftist leader, Gustavo Petro.

The Gulf Clan, a notorious drug-trafficking militia, has unleashed a campaign of terror following the May extradition to the US of its leader – Dairo Antonio Úsuga, or "Otoniel”, assassinating dozens of police and holding large swaths of the country hostage.Continue reading...

Negotiations with such groups are not uncommon in a place like Colombia, which has struggled with waves of armed conflict for much of its history.


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Author / Journalist: Megan Janetsky in Bogotá

Category: Nation Politics

Topics: World news Americas Colombia

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Sentiment: Neutral

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Article Type: News Report

News Source URL: theguardian.com

Readership Location: United Kingdom

Published Date: 2022-08-08, 21:59:06

News Timezone: GMT +8:00

Language: English

Original Article Length: 660 words

Reading Duration: 4 minutes read

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News ID: 1498997

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