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Colombia threatens to denounce Cuba as sponsor of terrorism

BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia is threatening to denounce Cuba at the United Nations unless it immediately turns over two guerrilla commanders believed to be living on the communist island.

The demand came in a letter sent Tuesday to Cuba’s embassy in Bogota.

President Ivan Duque first requested Cuba arrest two National Liberation Army leaders after the group claimed responsibility for a car bombing in January that killed 22 people.

But now the Duque government warns it could denounce Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism because of the threat of an alliance between the ELN and a rearmed faction of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

Cuba has called on Duque to respect the protocols of peace talks he broke off that guaranteed guerrillas’ safe return to Colombia in case negotiations end.

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