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Weekly Report - 31 January 2019 (WR-19-04)

COLOMBIA: Los Pelusos leader captured

Colombian police said on 28 January that they had captured Reinaldo ‘Pepe’ Peñaranda Franco, the leader of the illegal armed group Los Pelusos. The news came at a time when the government led by President Iván Duque is facing a complicated security situation, marked by renewed violence from the Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN) guerrillas, with which peace negotiations have broken down.

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