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A New Era Begins as Colombian Congress Approves FARC Peace Deal


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A New Era Begins as Colombian Congress Approves FARC Peace Deal

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

The Colombian congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a peace deal with leftist rebel group FARC, helping bring to an end a 52-year deadly conflict and setting into motion a 180-day demobilization and disarmament process.


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I agree with Erika of Amnesty International, " "However," she added, "much of the horror Colombians have been forced to endure for decades has often not been directly linked to direct combat between the security forces and the FARC. Those working away from the spotlight, defending rights or protecting natural resources and territories from powerful economic interests continue to face harassment and deadly attacks. So the peace agreement in itself may do little to keep these activists safe. What they need is effective action to ensure those behind such attacks face proper justice."

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