Colombia’s Farc rebel leader ‘El Paisa’ killed in an ambush in Venezuela

A dissident former leader of Colombia’s Farc rebels was killed in an ambush in Venezuela, local media reported. Hernán Darío Velásquez, nicknamed El Paisa, was reportedly shot dead in Venezuela’s Apure state. His death has not been officially confirmed and the Colombian army said it had no knowledge of the killing. Local media have speculated […]

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Thousands of Venezuelans escape to neighbouring Colombia after Venezuelan military launch raids

About 4,700 Venezuelans have been displaced to neighbouring Colombia during the past week, according to Colombian government figures, after the Venezuelan military launched an operation against armed groups near the border. The Venezuelan military launched an operation last weekend against fighters belonging to what it described as “irregular Colombian armed groups“. The operation began in […]