FARC guerillas confirm they are holding kidnapped Colombia general

November 18, 2014 5:25 PM

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BOGOTA (AFP) - Colombia’s FARC guerillas confirmed on Tuesday that they are holding a missing general whose kidnapping caused the government to suspend peace talks aimed at ending the country’s 50-year-old conflict.

The talks, the most promising effort yet to end the longest-running conflict in Latin America, were thrown into crisis on Sunday when General Ruben Alzate was kidnapped with Corporal Jorge Rodriguez and army adviser Gloria Urrego as they travelled to visit a civilian energy project in the rural depa...

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