A peace deal signed in 2016 between the Colombian government and the leftist rebel group known as FARC was meant to bring an end to 50 years of armed conflict.
But since its signing, the country has faced uncertainty due to rebel dissidents, a still active second guerrilla group, and a new president who initially campaigned against the agreement.
CGTN’s Michelle Begue reportS from Bogota.
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- Juan Gonzalez served as a deputy U.S. assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs and is currently an Associate Vice President with The Cohen Group.
- Bernardo Perez Salazar is an associate researcher and Professor at the Catholic University of Colombia.
- Emiliana Molina is a Washington political correspondent for the Colombian news channel NTN24.
- James Jones is a social anthropologist and previously served as a UN Rural Development Advisor in Colombia.
Colombia’s new government has been seeking new strategies for security and peace amid lingering polarization about the deal with the FARC and talks with the ELN. We’ve partnered with @The_Dialogue and @TheWilsonCenter to discuss the way forward. https://t.co/bXIfc2zun0
— U.S. Institute of Peace (@USIP) December 10, 2018
Colombia signed a peace deal with its rebels bringing an end to a half decade of war. But one aspect of the killings hasn’t gone away: The murders of activists and community organizers across the country. https://t.co/OMKSUmMkQj
— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) October 15, 2018