Political Risk

Why Colombia’s peace deal is taking so long to implement

“COLOMBIA’S 52-year civil war killed 220,000 people and displaced 7m more. But on August 24th last year, after four years of painstaking negotiations in Havana, its government announced it had secured a hard-won peace deal with the FARC. The guerrilla army agreed to renounce armed conflict and embrace politics. A month later, world leaders gathered in the colonial city of Cartagena to witness the signing of the accord and celebrate the good news. The ceremony was sealed with a symbolic handshake between Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia’s president, and Rodrigo Londoño, the FARC leader known as Timochenko. But, nearly ten months on, the FARC have yet to fully disarm. Why is the deal taking so long to implement?”

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