Trouble over revelry
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.