Opinion

The mess of a possible victim of the Barrancabermeja massacre

The families of the victims of the Barrancabermeja massacre, perpetrated by paramilitaries on May 16, 1998, are going to adjust a quarter of a century without knowing the whereabouts of their loved ones. That day, members of the self-defense groups murdered seven people and disappeared 25 more in the oil port. To date, only 10 victims have been identified and handed over. And, although in…
Read more
Opinion

The US sanctions former senator "One-eyed" Gil for receiving money from paramilitaries

Luis Alberto Gil has been criminally convicted twice in Colombia. The United States Department of State sanctioned former Colombian senator Luis Alberto Gil Castillo for his participation in acts of corruption. Gil Castillo, who was a congressman between 2002 and 2007, accepted bribes from the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (Auc), an organization considered a terrorist by that country…
Read more
Opinion

The terror left by the death of "Mayimbú"

Alias ​​”Mayimbú” was a member of the Paez de Corinto Indigenous Reservation. Photo: National Police In the final stretch of the government of Iván Duque, the president himself, the Ministry of Defense and the Armed Forces have carried out one of the main…
Opinion

Sumax case, the supermarket chain that would have laundered money for "Otoniel"

“Otoniel” was captured on October 23, 2022. / National Police. (Colombian presidential press office via AP) After the extradition to the United States of alias Otoniel, top leader of the Clan del Golfo, the Colombian authorities have already prioritized the capture of his heirs in the criminal organization that succeeded paramilitarism. Among them is Jobanis de Jesús Ávila…
Read more
Opinion

Attack by FARC dissidents leaves four soldiers dead in Meta

Photo: Mauricio Alvarado Lozada Four dead soldiers and one wounded left an attack of the Farc dissidents in the municipality of La Uribe, Meta. This was reported by the official Twitter account of the Armed Forces, in addition, military sources indicated that at this time…
Opinion

Attorney General acquitted former ministers Cecilia Álvarez and Gina Parody for Odebrecht

former ministers Gina Parody and Cecilia Álvarez./ 247 News Bulletin Archive. The Attorney General’s Office confirmed the acquittal in favor of former ministers Gina Parody and Cecilia Álvarez, who were being disciplinary investigated for the Odebrecht case. In a second-instance ruling, it stated that none incurred a conflict of interest by participating in CONPES 3578 of 2013, which…
Read more