Seuxis Paucis Hernández Solarte, alias “Jesús Santrich,” is the name on everyone’s lips, the cornerstone of Colombia’s rocky peace process. Ministerio de Justicia e Inpec dicen que se cumplió misión humanitaria y que está bien de salud. Jesús Santrich. ‘Jesús Santrich’, líder de las. (CNN Español) – La Fiscalía de Colombia, junto a la Policía, capturó por narcotráfico este lunes al exjefe de la hoy desmovilizada guerrilla de.

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Colombia’s Fragile Peace Is Tied to Fate of Jesus Santrich | Time

It is as yet unclear what will happen to that post. Petro is a clear underdog. The most extensive database on organized crime in the Americas.

Therefore the fact that he has been accused of drug trafficking during this period of transitional justice illustrates the challenges the new FARC will face as a political movement. Regarding the recent killings of ex-combatants, the government has yet to provide the public with a clear explanation for the recent violence. The Jrsus General, on the other hand, is claiming the JEP does not have the jurisdiction to authorize whether or not Santrich will be extradited to the United States.

Would you agree that Santos sees these killings as a crucial obstacle to the peace process? This week, President Santos expressed his concern over the recent murders of former FARC members and assured the public he would guarantee the protection of ex-combatants.

Blow to Colombian peace deal as former Farc rebel chief arrested on drug charges

Now, the war is over, homicide rates are down in most parts of the country, and for many voters the FARC and the peace process will take a backseat to more conventional electoral matters on Sunday. Ultimately, the FARC as a demobilized political party needs to clarify its platforms on crucial themes such as drug trafficking and the new dynamics of organized crime.


Prosecutors are currently investigating wider mishandling of funds, with 10 intermediaries suspected of embezzling money allocated for the peace process. Duque is currently polling at The key issue here is the rule of law. However, the debate is not about whether or not he should pay for the crime.

Colombia News and Profiles. Above all, the crux of this discussion is whether we can prevent the demobilization of the FARC from becoming an economic opportunity for other organized crime groups.

But, with the FARC issue partially diffused, many are now predicting a late upset. The question of how the JEP will function in the future will depend on how the state resolves the case of Santrich and whether the processes that were agreed upon during the peace negotiations will sxntrich maintained. By Ciara Nugent May 25, The issue of how to deal with the FARC—and the violence and drug trade they stimulated—dominated Colombian politics for decades. Restrepo said it was unlikely that most Farc members would return to the armed struggle.

szntrich His case illustrates how there is still a strong drug trafficking dynamic in Colombia and how there are actors that are interested in keeping ssantrich dynamic strong. When former Colombian guerrilla leader Seuxis Hernandez was arrested in April for plotting to traffic 10 tons of cocaine to the U.

The jesys political context jess cast doubt on whether the state can guarantee the protection of ex-combatants. He had a very important role inside the FARC and had a large influence over the peace negotiations. In addition, two important aspects of the peace accord hang in the balance: The accord grants lighter sentencing to rebels for crimes committed during the conflict but Santrich stands accused of crimes after the signing of the deal.


Though lauded by the international community, it has never gained widespread support in Colombia and initially failed to pass a public referendum before being revised and passed through congress. In their latest statement, the JEP — which oversees crimes committed before December 1, — said the extradition process should be stopped until a decision can be reached as to whether Santrich continued committing crimes after the peace accord was signed.

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If Colombia extradites Santrich, as the U. Many kesus guerilla leaders are scared they will be arrested next. His main rival, leftist Gustavo Petro, 58, who supports the deal and is himself a former guerilla from the now defunct M, is on The specter of Venezuela, whose dramatic economic crisis has sent more than a million refugees pouring into Colombia in the last year, weighs heavily on the presidential campaigns.

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The Brief Newsletter Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know right now. The timing is awkward for defenders of the peace process, coming a day after the official in charge of finances for implementing the accords was sacked after admitting to granting a contract to her partner.

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