The United States will include two FARC dissidents in its list of terrorists

After a review of their criminal records, the restrictions will be final in the next few days.

The government of President Joe Biden will include in its list of terrorist organizations the main groups of the FARC dissidents: aliases “Iván Márquez” and “Gentil Duarte”.

The announcement to include the two terrorist organizations – and which has already been notified to the Congress of that country – was given on a par with the Biden government’s idea of remove the then Farc from the list, with which today marks the fifth anniversary of the signing of the peace agreement.

What comes after inclusion? That the North American country will maintain firm the prohibition to enter that country to the members of the two residual groups. Also, what will you see restricted their access to the financial system international, based on the dollar, among other punitive actions.

THE COLOMBIAN learned that both decisions –exclude the FARC and add the dissidents– they have not been notified even by the US administration to the government of Iván Duque.

Still, Biden’s purpose is firm, so the changes from Washington to that list of terrorist organizations they will officially enter into force only until the end of November or early December, a White House official said.

Chance

This Wednesday marks the fifth anniversary of Peace Agreement signed between the Colombian Government and the now demobilized Farc at the Teatro Colón, in Bogotá.

According to the US source cited by the EFE Agency, it is a “chance” that Joe Biden has expressed those two decisions on this fifth anniversary, in which the Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, is present.

The representative of that international body has been in the country since yesterday, carrying out a series of visits that included Antioquia, a department in which spoke with ex-combatants and victims of the conflict in Apartadó and Dabeiba.

On his second day of meetings –today Wednesday–, Guterres was at the facilities of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace commemorating the date together with President Iván Duque, Juan Manuel Santos and other representatives of transitional justice, such as the president of the JEP, Eduardo Cifuentes.

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