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).

Colombia: the day when president Santos asked for forgiveness

On Friday June 11th, former President and Nobel Peace prize laureate Juan Manuel Santos appeared before Colombia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission to ask for forgiveness for the extrajudicial executions that happened during his watch as Defence Minister between 2006 and 2009. A momentous occasion, that left many questions.
By Andrés Bermúdez Liévano , our correspondent in Colombia
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