While FARC has been largely demobilized as a unified militant entity since a landmark peace deal in 2016, the National Liberation Army (ELN), another Marxist rebel group in the country, has taken their place as the largest guerrilla organization. And since the FARC demobilization, the ELN conflict has increased. Most
Illegal deforestation spikes in Colombia: How FARC prevented deforestation and the government cannot
Although FARC groups have been largely demobilized in the two years since the peace deal they signed with the Colombian government, the government has been unable to prevent escalation in illegal activities that impact the country’s forests, an escalation that is heavily driven by the fallout of a demobilized FARC.
Conservative candidate Ivan Duque won Colombia’s presidential election on Sunday, casting uncertainty on the future of the recent peace deal signed with the FARC rebel group in 2016. The deal was unpopular with many voters, who viewed it as too soft on former rebel leaders. The deal’s first draft lost
“Military commander Admiral Edgar Cely asked private industry not to abandon Colombia after the kidnappings of four Chinese oil workers and assures that increasing terrorist acts by the FARC are signs of desperation. “What we ask of the businesses of exploitation [oil and mining] is to follow safety guidelines in