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

The issue of how to deal with the FARC—and the violence and drug trade they stimulated—dominated Colombian politics for decades. Prosecutors are currently investigating wider mishandling of funds, with 10 intermediaries suspected of embezzling money allocated for the peace process.

The key issue here is the rule of law.

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

Many people in Jesud have grown frustrated with the Santrich case and are saying that if he committed the crime we should let justice take its course. 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.

However, the debate is not about whether or not he should pay for the crime. Though lauded by the international community, it has never gained widespread support in Colombia and initially failed to pass a public referendum before being revised and passed through congress. 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.

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

Colombian Court Rules Jesus Santrich to Occupy Seat in Congress

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 dynamic strong. The peace deal formally ended 52 years of civil war that left at leastdead and over 7 million displaced. By Ciara Nugent May 25, 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.


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. Ultimately, the Santrich case has demonstrated that the state has not ensured a safe future for all in Colombia.

Regarding the recent killings of ex-combatants, the government has yet to provide the public with a clear explanation for the recent violence. The current political context has cast doubt on whether the state can guarantee the protection of ex-combatants.

The most extensive database on organized crime in the Americas. Therefore the fact that he has been accused of drug trafficking during this period of transitional justice illustrates the challenges the new FARC will face as a political movement. The accord grants lighter sentencing to rebels for crimes committed during the conflict but Santrich stands accused of crimes after the signing of the deal.

His main rival, leftist Gustavo Petro, 58, who supports the deal and is himself a former guerilla from the now defunct M, is on Investors would be far happier with the market-friendly Duque, who promises business tax cuts and has spent much of his working life in Washington. He had a very important role inside the FARC and had a large influence over the peace negotiations.

Would you agree that Santos sees these killings as a crucial obstacle to the peace process? In addition, two important aspects of the peace accord hang in the balance: Restrepo said it was unlikely that most Farc members would return to the armed struggle.

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.

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 will take a backseat santrihc more conventional electoral matters on Sunday. We are seeing a budding competition between ordinary justice and transitional justice.


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Many former guerilla leaders are scared they will be arrested next. The question of how the JEP will function in the future will depend on how santgich state resolves the case of Santrich and whether the processes that were agreed upon during the peace negotiations will be maintained.

Sign Up for Our Newsletters Jedus up to receive the top stories you need to know now on politics, health, money and more. This week, President Santos expressed his concern over the recent murders of former FARC members and assured the public he would guarantee the protection of ex-combatants. Colombia News and Profiles.

Write to Ciara Nugent at ciara. The Brief Newsletter Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know right now. The Farc, now a political party, say that more than 50 members jezus relatives have been killed since the deal was signed and that the government has sanfrich done enough to protect them. 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 peace accord was signed.

Investigation and Analysis of Organized Crime. If Colombia extradites Santrich, as the U.

The deal meant santricj 12, guerrillas downed their weapons in exchange for the transitional justice arrangement, lighter sentencing for rebel leaders, and the right to form a political party with 10 guaranteed seats in parliament until But, with the FARC issue partially diffused, many are now predicting a late upset. Petro is a clear underdog.

It is as yet unclear what will happen to that post.