Monday, November 8, 2010

History that Is Still Making News

Palace in flames - but who started the fire?

This weekend was the 25th anniversary of the M-19 guerrillas' attack on the Palace of Justice in Bogotá.

Pres. Santos participates in a memorial ceremony.
Despite a quarter century's passage, the attack, in which the M-19 took the justices hostage, the military counter-attacked and the palace was completely destroyed and about 100 people killed, continues to grip Colombia. Relatives of some of the people who disappeared during the attack continue demanding information about their family members. And several military officers are scheduled to be tried soon for extra-judicial killings committed during the retaking of the palace from the guerrillas.

On the other hand, several demobilized M-19 leaders are now in congress - and one ran for president.

No forgetting.
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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