22-07-2021 Latin American Weekly Report
Chile’s presidential frontrunners knocked out of race before it gets going
Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos greeted the news that his government will soon be thrashing out a peace accord with the country’s second guerrilla group, Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN), as confirmation that a definitive post-conflict settlement is within sight. The very next day, however, an armed ‘strike’ by Colombia’s largest emerging criminal group (Bacrim) began: over the ensuing 48 hours six people were killed and urban areas were impacted in a way that comparable ‘strikes’ by the country’s guerrillas never achieve. The Bacrim are a serious threat to the peace talks. Guerrilla groups view them as paramilitaries and insist that the government disband them as a precondition of their own demobilisation.
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