Cuba, Colombia face standoff over extradition request for ELN rebels

FILE PHOTO: People take part in a candlelight vigil for victims, near the scene of a car bomb explosion, in Bogota, Colombia January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez/File Photo

HAVANA/BOGOTA (Reuters) – Cuba has sidestepped the Colombian government’s request for it to extradite 10 Marxist rebel commanders on the island for peace talks after Bogota blamed their National Liberation Army (ELN) for a car bomb on Thursday that killed 21 people. Cuba’s foreign minister said in a tweet late on Friday the country would […]

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