Indigenous community leaders and FARC leaders participate in a meeting in Dabeiba, Antioquia, aimed at moving toward reconciliation and reparations.
Gen. Daniel Walrath, the commander of U.S. Army South, the U.S. Southern Command’s Army component, visits Tumaco and the La Macarena region of southern Colombia.
U.S. Ambassador Philip Goldberg and USAID Mission Director Larry Sacks visit the Special Jurisdiction for Peace, Colombia’s post-conflict transitional justice body.
The Truth Commission receives seven testimonies from former members of the FARC Secretariat.
Forensic investigators from the Special Jurisdiction for Peace at a mass grave in the town cemetery of Dabeiba, Antioquia, where they have uncovered more than 50 bodies. Many are believed to be victims of Army killings.
While visiting Montelíbano, Córdoba, President Iván Duque responds to the ELN’s declaration of an “armed strike.” He says, “Colombia is united to confront this criminal group, this terrorist group, these recruiters of minors, these eco-killers.”
As former army chief Gen. Mario Montoya appears before the Special Jurisdiction for Peace in a hearing about “false positive” killings, victims hold a vigil outside.
President Duque lays the ceremonial first brick in what will be a “Museum of Memory” honoring conflict victims. Some victims’ groups protest outside against Duque’s appointed director of the governmental Center for Historical Memory, Dario Acevedo (left), who in the past held the common right-wing view of denying the existence of an armed conflict.
Colombia’s Minister of Defense, Carlos Holmes Trujillo, arrives at U.S. Southern Command and is greeted by Southcom Commander Adm. Craig Faller. Minister Holmes Trujillo visited Southcom to discuss security cooperation.