Colombia’s FARC admits to killing ex-presidential candidate
By Abiodun Ogundairo
05 October 2020 | 11:00 am
The shooting of Colombian ex-presidential candidate Alvaro Gomez Hurtado in 1995 was widely thought to be the work of his political rivals. But in a letter to a special court for peace, FARC says it was behind the hit.
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