Colombian forces killed Mono Jojoy , a “symbol of terror” who served as second-in-command of the country’s biggest rebel group, in an attack that may change the direction of the nation’s armed conflict, analysts say.
An Ecuadorean court will proceed with criminal lawsuits against three former Colombian security officials over their alleged role in the bombing of a guerrilla camp on Ecuador’s territory in 2008, Ecuadorinmediato reported.
Colombia’s president-elect Juan Manuel Santos spoke to Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa about improving the countries’ relations and thanked Venezuela for its “positive gesture” in congratulating him on his victory.
Colombia’s former Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos appeared likely to become the country’s next president after beating his nearest rival, Antanas Mockus , by a two-to-one margin in a first-round ballot yesterday.
Colombian police have been tapping the telephones of Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa and government and military officials since 2008, El Universo reported, citing an unidentified Colombian intelligence officer.