Trou­ble over rev­elry

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

BOGOTA: UN ob­servers are in hot wa­ter over a video show­ing them danc­ing with left­ist rebels while de­ployed to watch over the guer­ril­las as part of a peace deal.

The short video was shot by Span­ish news agency EFE from inside a jun­gle camp in north­ern Colom­bia dur­ing a New Year’s Eve party.

The images, dis­missed by some as a folk­ish dis­play of Colom­bians’ love for rev­elry in even the most ad­verse cir­cum­stances, drew sharp re­buke from op­po­nents of the peace deal be­tween the gov­ern­ment and the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Armed Forces of Colom­bia. The UN mis­sion is charged with re­ceiv­ing weapons and pro­vid­ing re­ports on the two sides’ ad­her­ence to the peace deal that seeks to bring to an end decades of bloody fight­ing.

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