Violence climbs in Colombia as president chips away at landmark peace deal with FARC guerrillas

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Colombia’s painstakingly negotiated peace agreement with the FARC – which won former Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize – ended the longest-running armed conflict in the Western Hemisphere. Fighting killed 200,000 people and displaced 7 million between 1964 and 2016.

But the deal was rejected at referendum before being passed by Congress in November 2016, and it remains controversial.

Period4 Jun 2019

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  • TitleViolence climbs in Colombia as president chips away at landmark peace deal with FARC guerrillas
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1200 words
    Date4/06/19
    DescriptionColombia’s painstakingly negotiated peace agreement with the FARC – which won former Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize – ended the longest-running armed conflict in the Western Hemisphere. Fighting killed 200,000 people and displaced 7 million between 1964 and 2016.

    But the deal was rejected at referendum before being passed by Congress in November 2016, and it remains controversial.
    Producer/AuthorFabio Andres Diaz
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/violence-climbs-in-colombia-as-president-chips-away-at-landmark-peace-deal-with-farc-guerrillas-115112
    PersonsFabio Diaz Pabon