In 1983, guerrilla fighters from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia murdered Alberto Uribe in a botched kidnapping attempt. Two decades later, Alberto Uribe’s son, Álvaro, would serve as Colombia’s president, from 2002-10, leading the government in a civil war against the rebel group he held responsible for his father’s death.
Álvaro Uribe’s merciless kill-or-capture campaign weakened the guerrillas, known as the FARC, enough to force negotiations. Talks began in 2012 under Mr. Uribe’s successor, President Juan Manuel Santos. Last week the Colombian government and the FARC announced a peace agreement to end what was one of the world’s longest armed conflicts.… Seguir leyendo »