Andrés Bermúdez Liévano

Andrés Bermúdez Liévano is's correspondent in Colombia. His work focuses on issues related to Colombia's peace agreement (such as rural development, drug policy, transitional justice and how victims rebuild their lives), ethnic minorities, climate change and biodiversity. He is also an editor at the Latin American Centre for Investigative Journalism (CLIP), a Carter Center mental health journalism fellow and wrote two books on the Colombian peace negotiation with the Institute for Integrated Transitions (IFIT).

Kidnappings in Colombia: FARC leaders acknowledge full responsibility
In what has been the clearest result so far of Colombia’s transitional justice, last Friday, seven top leaders of the former Revolutionary Armed Forces acknowledged their responsibility over thousands of kidnappings and asked for victims’ forgiveness. They also accepted that these amounted to war crimes and crimes against humanity.
By Andrés Bermúdez Liévano, our correspondent in Colombia
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