A Peace Deal With Colombia’s FARC Insurgency Is Tantalizingly Close

A FARC rebel stands guard on a hill before the release of two hostages, Montealegre, Colombia, Feb. 15, 2013 (AP photo by Juan B. Diaz).
A FARC rebel stands guard on a hill before the release of two hostages, Montealegre, Colombia, Feb. 15, 2013 (AP photo by Juan B. Diaz).
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If Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is successful in reaching an elusive peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), maintaining peace in the rural outposts of Colombia where the guerillas operate as a de-facto shadow government will prove exceedingly difficult. James Bargent explores this “other Colombia” in his World Politics Review feature this week. In the latest Global Dispatches podcast, Bargent, speaking from Medellin, and host Mark Goldberg discuss the challenges of implementing a potential peace deal in the remote areas of Colombia where the FARC has long held control and the Colombian government has a minimal […]

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