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Murder of three Ecuadorean journalists raises questions about Colombian guerrillas

Ecuadorean President Lenín Moreno said Friday that three journalists kidnapped March 26 along the Colombian border had been executed. Critics said Colombia and Ecuador should have worked harder for the release of the three men, who worked for Ecuador’s El Comercio newspaper. A dissident faction of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, is thought to be responsible.

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Colombia's FARC says peace deal might fail after member accused of cocaine deal

Colombia’s former FARC guerillas said the country’s historic peace deal is at risk of “truly failing” if the nation extradites one of its members on charges that he was trying to traffic tons of cocaine to the United States. Authorities arrested Jesús Santrich Monday, one of their congressmen and a former peace negotiator, after the DEA said it gathered proof against the former guerrilla.

A Venezuelan exile sings in Colombia to make ends meet

Mery “Balvina” Muñoz, a Venezuelan exile in Colombia, doesn’t have a work permit. So she spends most days singing for spare change, including this song that her mother wrote while she was jailed in Venezuela.
Jim Wyss Miami Herald Staff