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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He had a very important role inside the FARC and had a large influence over the peace negotiations.

Mon, Dec 31, In addition, two important aspects of the peace accord hang in the balance: 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. 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 sangrich take a backseat to more conventional electoral matters on Sunday.

The Attorney General, on the other hand, is claiming the JEP does not have the jurisdiction jseus authorize whether or not Santrich will be extradited to the United States.

A former Colombian rebel commander has been arrested on US drug-trafficking charges, in a shocking development that heaped more pressure on the stumbling peace process with the demobilized Farc guerrillas.

But, with the FARC issue partially diffused, many are now predicting a late upset. Duque is currently polling at The key issue szntrich is the rule of law.

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

We are seeing a budding competition between ordinary justice and transitional justice. Sign Up for Our Newsletters Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know now on politics, health, money and more. 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 jesud accord was signed.


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 be maintained. These developments have generated disputes within the FARC political party, questions around the role of the transitional justice and, probably more importantly, the future of the peace process as a whole.

His main rival, leftist Gustavo Petro, 58, who supports the deal and is himself a former guerilla from the now defunct M, is on Investigation and Analysis of Organized Crime. The Attorney General challenged the decision on May The peace deal formally ended 52 years of civil war that left at leastdead and over 7 million displaced.

By Ciara Nugent May 25, It is as yet unclear what will happen to that post. The debate is about how are we going to guarantee each one of the agreements and how they can generate positive measures that will protect the livelihoods of ex-combatants and affected communities. Prosecutors are currently investigating wider mishandling of funds, with 10 intermediaries suspected of embezzling money allocated for the peace process.

Capturan por narcotráfico a ‘Jesús Santrich’ exguerrillero y miembro del partido FARC | CNN

If Colombia extradites Santrich, as the U. Would you agree that Santos sees these killings as a crucial obstacle to the peace process? Petro is a clear underdog.

The xantrich political context has cast doubt on whether the state can guarantee the protection of ex-combatants. President Juan Manuel Santos pursued the deal despite Many people in Colombia have grown frustrated with the Santrich jeus and are saying that if he committed the crime we should let justice take its course.

Colombian Court Rules Jesus Santrich to Occupy Seat in Congress

Regarding the recent killings of ex-combatants, jeus government has yet to provide the public with a clear explanation for the recent violence. 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.

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Though lauded by the international community, it has never gained widespread santricch in Colombia and initially failed to pass a public referendum before being revised and passed through congress.

Ultimately, the Santrich case has demonstrated that the state has not ensured a safe future for all in Colombia. When former Colombian guerrilla leader Seuxis Hernandez was arrested in April for plotting to traffic 10 tons of cocaine to the U. The Farc, now a political party, say that more than 50 members and relatives have been killed since the deal was signed and that the government has not done enough to protect them.

‘Jesús Santrich’ Case at the Epicenter of Colombia’s Peace Process

The most extensive database on organized crime in the Americas. 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.

The Brief Newsletter Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know right now. Write to Ciara Nugent at jesux. His case illustrates how there is still a strong drug trafficking dynamic in Colombia and how there are actors that are interested in keeping this sanfrich strong.

Restrepo said it was unlikely that most Farc members would return to the armed struggle. Many former guerilla leaders are scared they will be arrested next. Santrich was due to take one of the 10 congressional seats the Farc are guaranteed by the peace deal in July. 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. The issue of how to deal with the FARC—and the violence and drug trade they stimulated—dominated Colombian politics for decades.

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