Thursday, August 25, 2016

Peace agreement with FARC

Peace has finally been signed between the Colombian government and the FARC!  Today is the first day in my wife's and children's lives that their country's government is not in active civil war with the FARC.  It's big news, and we're all very happy.  The path forward is still a long one--the government is still in the process of signing peace with the ELN, Colombia's other major guerrilla group.  And civilians and ex-combatants from all sides will need to learn how to live with one another, and deal with perceived injustices in terms of how they or their former enemies are treated.  There will be a national referendum to approve the government's agreement.  I hope people don't let the warmongers convince them to annul the peace.

For complete coverage, you can read news from El Espectador at this link.

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