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Church in Colombia Says Government Announcement of Supposed Cease-Fire Was a ‘Great Defeat’

Salma BashirColombian President Gustavo Petro speaks during a press conference to mark his first 100 days in office at the Narino presidential palace in Bogota on November 15, 2022.

Petro, a leftist politician who took office as Colombia’s president in August 2022 and was a member of the now defunct violent M-19 guerrilla group, announced Dec. 31, 2022, on Twitter the agreement for a bilateral cease-fire.