Friday, June 24, 2016

Peace in Colomiba?

Yesterday the government of Colombia signed a ceasefire with the FARC.  This is huge news--it essentially ends the declared war that's been going on for the past 50 (or 60 plus, depending on how you count it) years.  This article does a decent job of explaining why this matters, what challenges still remain, and what roadblocks there are between this and a definitive peace accord (namely, the fanatical opposition of Colombian society's more fascist elements to a negotiated peace).

My family has been celebrating for a few days now.  This is a big deal.

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