Colombia edges toward peace deal

Drug lords and government forces in Colombia have been negotiating for over four years to find agreeable terms to settle the South American nation’s fifty year long civil war.

The negotiations, held in Cuba between government and left-wing rebels, have settled on six key areas including land ownership, democratic rights and amnesty for left wing fighters.

Colombians watch the signing

Colombians watch in anticipation of the peace deal

Some of the drug cartels, left out of the negotiations, have threatened to disrupt the peace process and grab as much land and power as possible as the military presence is wound down.

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Challenges-Lie-Ahead-as-Colombia-Celebrates-Historic-Peace-Deal-20160825-0011.html

https://foreignpolicy.com/2016/08/25/colombias-war-just-ended-a-new-wave-of-violence-is-beginning/

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