The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Colombia’s Ceasefire Ends After Ambush

    They were so close to peace. Guerilla group attacked Colombian soldiers Wednesday, killing 11 and wounding 19, decisively destroying their fragile peace with the military. President Santos ordered an end to bombings of FARC hideouts in December while peace talks inched forward in Havana, but bombing will now resume despite protests from FARC, who say they acted in self-defense. Though this should amp up mistrust on both sides, it’s not likely to hinder the peace talks themselves — but it does call into question whether FARC can control its soldiers.      

    Reuters, ABC

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