Maduro picks a fight with COVAX
Our Associate Fellow Andrew Thompson weighs up Venezuela's dispute with COVAX, as a disagreement over payments leaves Nicolás Maduro's government wanting - but the details remain murky.
- Andrew Thompson
The authorship of one of the most infamous political assassinations in Colombia’s history has been shrouded in uncertainty for nearly a quarter of a century. Now the leaders of the demobilised Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Farc), never considered culprits, have claimed responsibility for the crime. The consternation caused by the gunning down of the thrice presidential candidate Álvaro Gómez Hurtado, of the Partido Conservador (PC), in November 1995 prompted a fierce political dispute, with right-wing groups, drug cartels, the military, and even then-president Ernesto Samper (1994-1998) all suspected of involvement at one time or another. When President Iván Duque came to power in 2018 he instructed the attorney general’s office to get to the bottom of the case, once and for all. Duque cast doubt on the Farc’s confession, which means a parallel investigation will now also be conducted by the transitional justice system (JEP). The stakes could scarcely be higher. The credibility of the JEP, and the future of the peace accord, is on the line.
Download the full briefing to read on...
Learn more and become a member today.
By joining as an individual member you’ll have the opportunity to access our wide range of public events at a discounted rate, as well as additional benefits such as online access to in-depth reports, webinar recordings and This Week in Latin America news articles.
Get the latest information on upcoming Canning House events and other events related to Latin America and Iberia across the UK and beyond.