Colombians are getting fired up over a New Year’s Eve video that shows two UN staffers partying with the Marxist FARC guerrillas at a remote rebel camp in the arid northern part of the country.
The video, which was shot by the EFE wire service and is now making national headlines, shows two men from the UN peace monitoring mission in Colombia, dressed in their trademark blue vests, dancing happily with female guerrillas.
To some eyes, the video looks innocent and joyous—a celebration of peaceful times and a sign that the guerrillas are relaxing after five decades of war.
But not everyone in Colombia sees it that way. The video has put the UN in hot water among conservative war hawks who are still grumbling over the peace deal and say the government is making too many concessions to the FARC.