miércoles, 20 de junio de 2012

Four die in FARC attack

Four bus passengers died and 11 were injured on 20 June after suspected Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas fired on the vehicle near Barbacoas in south-western Colombia, Europa Press and AP reported. The suspects attacked the bus before dawn, on the Pasto to Tumaco road in the department of Nariño. Departmental official Pedro Obando was cited as calling for more troops locally to prevent the FARC's "expansion" in Nariño.

Colombian parliament votes peace amendments

The Colombian senate and lower chamber approved on 19 June an adjusted text of the "peace framework" that sets out legal norms for any talks with or demobilization of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, EFE reported. The five-part text must be signed by the president and verified by constitutional jurists. It requires guerrillas who would negotiate to firstly release any hostages they hold, while the government must decide if suitable conditions exist for such talks. The text has no amnesty for guerrillas indicted for serious crimes.