Ex- Colom­bian pres­i­dent Belis­ario Be­tan­cur dies

Sunday Express - - WORLD -

Ex-Colom­bian pres­i­dent Belis­ario Be­tan­cur, who steered his coun­try through one of its most tur­bu­lent pe­ri­ods in the 1980s, died Fri­day aged 95, doc­tors an­nounced. Be­tan­cur was pres­i­dent when left­ist M-19 guer­ril­las seized con­trol of Bo­gota’s Palace of Jus­tice in 1985 — a fore­taste of the vi­o­lence that was to mark Colom­bia over the next decades.

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