Colombia’s Grade on Implementing the FARC Peace Deal So Far Is a C-Minus

Supporters of the FARC wave flags to protest the arrest of former rebel Jesus Santrich, Bogota, Colombia, April, 9, 2018 (AP photo by Fernando Vergara).
Supporters of the FARC wave flags to protest the arrest of former rebel Jesus Santrich, Bogota, Colombia, April, 9, 2018 (AP photo by Fernando Vergara).

On April 9, Colombia’s government fired the head of the Colombia in Peace Fund, a $500 million, donor-financed entity tasked with supporting post-conflict programs tied to the country’s 2016 peace accord with the Marxist guerrilla group known as the FARC. The move came after donor countries, including Norway, Sweden and Switzerland, complained to the government about funding delays and a lack of transparency. The implementation of the Colombian peace agreement has faced a number of stumbling blocks so far. In an email interview, Adam Isacson, a senior associate for regional security policy at the Washington Office on Latin America, discusses […]

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