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As Colombia Prepares To Vote For Peace With FARC, A Former President Says No

Thursday, September 22, 2016 17:58
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– this post authored by Karl McLaughlin, Manchester Metropolitan University

A date with destiny is bearing down on the people of Colombia, who will soon vote on whether to accept a historic peace deal struck between the government of President Juan Manuel Santos and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The agreement will formally end a 52-year war that has claimed an estimated 220,000 lives (most of them civilian), seen thousands kidnapped, and made millions more refugees in their own country.

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