In 2016, former Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos helped broker an end to the decades-long conflict in his country that had claimed the lives of more than 200,000 people. Millions more were displaced.
Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts.
But last month, a faction of the FARC guerilla movement announced it’s returning to the fight, accusing the government of failing to live up to its promises. The government meanwhile, is downplaying the rebellion and has vowed to find and arrest members of the rebel group.
- Raul Gallegos is director for Control Risks Group.
- Gloria La Riva is U.S. coordinator of the Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee.
- Lisa Haugaard is executive director of the Latin America Working Group.
- Michelle Begue is CGTN America’s Colombia correspondent.
Almost three years on from the finalization of the peace agreement, Colombia’s implementation of the promises made in the accords has lagged significantly. https://t.co/Z9OZZMLFhM
— Foreign Policy (@ForeignPolicy) September 8, 2019
It is hard to see 10,000 FARC fighters who have demobilised returning to the jungle https://t.co/eMUcOPrZ5r
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) September 8, 2019