Colombia has gone through a lot of healing in the past two decades. More than 260,000 people were killed and eight million displaced during the insurgency that took place from 1958 until 2016 when the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), the armed wing of the Communist Party, signed a peace accord with the government. But the recent revelations that in 1995 the FARC had assassinated a presidential candidate threatens to undermine the progress that has been made.
The shooting of Colombian Conservative presidential candidate Alvaro Gomez Hurtado was believed to be the work of his political rivals in cooperation with narco-traffickers. But now, the FARC has claimed responsibility for the assassination.