Despite Failed Referendum, Don’t Rule Out Colombia’s Chances for Peace Just Yet

Despite Failed Referendum, Don’t Rule Out Colombia’s Chances for Peace Just Yet
Demonstrators during a rally for peace, Bogota, Colombia, Oct. 5, 2016 (AP photo by Fernando Vergara).

The international community got ahead of itself when it celebrated the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC insurgency before it was a done deal. It is now making the same mistake again, grieving the death of peace after Sunday’s failed referendum. In fact, the chances for a peace deal in Colombia still look promising after voters rejected the agreement that had produced a premature popping of the champagne. Reaching another deal will not be easy. But there is a real possibility that Colombia could go through a process that would help it tackle not only the half-century-old […]

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