The latest information is that Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has suspended peace talks with FARC rebels on Monday after their kidnapping of an army general.
General Ruben Dario Alzate was captured the day before with another military official and a civilian during a visit to the site of an energy project in the northern province of Choco.
” Negotiators were to travel to another round of talks in Havana,” President Santos said on Sunday, Reuters reports.
“I will tell them not to go and that the talks are suspended until these people are released.” he said at a press conference.
The Revolutionary armed forces of Colombia, or the FARC, a military Marxist organization, and the government have been holding peace talks for two years, though this bloody conflict dates back to the 1960’s.