FARC

Doubts Surround International Support for Colombia Peace Deal

A number of doubts are swirling around the amount of international assistance Colombia can expect to receive to support a historic peace agreement with the country’s main rebel group, raising questions about how funding issues could impact the implementation of the deal…

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FARC Dissidents Forming Criminal Groups in Ecuador: Reports

Recent reports suggest that dissident members of Colombia‘s main guerrilla group have begun forming new criminal structures in Ecuador, raising the possibility that others could follow in their footsteps as the group’s leadership finalizes a peace deal with the Colombian government…

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Shifting Criminal Alliances Could Complicate FARC Concentration Zones

Evolving relationships between criminal and paramilitary actors in several areas of Colombia could complicate efforts to establish concentration zones intended to facilitate the demobilization of the country’s largest guerrilla group as a historic peace process continues to unfold…

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Colombia Continues to Grapple with Expanding Coca Cultivation

The Colombian government is doubling down on efforts to contain the expanding cultivation of coca crops, underscoring some of the persistent difficulties associated with combating the country’s illicit drug trade…

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Colombia Peace Talks Need Afro-Colombian, Indigenous Voices

As the Colombian government and the FARC guerilla group continue negotiations to end Latin America’s longest-running conflict, a coalition of civil society organizations is calling for the inclusion of Afro-Colombian and indigenous voices in the peace talks… 

Read this piece in its entirety at Foreign Policy in Focus.