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Poverty Could Hobble Colombia's Anti-drug Push After Peace Deal

TACUEYO, COLOMBIA — 

Jose Toconas picks at branches hanging in rows from the roof of his marijuana drying house and smells their spiky flower buds. 1,166 more words

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Peace Deal in Colombia

Colombia’s government and Marxist FARC rebels reached a final peace deal on Wednesday to end a five-decade war which once took the resource-rich country to the brink of collapse. 62 more words

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Historic peace deal after half-century conflict between Colombia's government and rebel group - ITV News

Colombia’s government and the country’s biggest rebel group have reached an historic peace deal, ending half a century of hostilities in one of the world’s longest-running and bloodiest armed conflicts, which once took the resource-rich country to the brink of collapse.President Juan Manuel Santos hailed the agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) as an opportunity to turn the page on decades of political violence that has claimed more than 220,000 lives and driven more than five million people from their homes. 105 more words

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Here are the details — critics would say the devils — in Colombia’s peace deal with FARC

Like all treaties, Colombia’s peace accord represents a compromise. As chief government negotiator Humberto de la Calle said Wednesday night as before signing the final pact, “we got the best deal possible. 904 more words

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Colombia, FARC sign final deal to end five decades of bloodshed

HAVANA – Colombia‘s government and the country’s biggest rebel group reached a deal Wednesday evening for ending a half-century of hostilities in what has been one of the world’s longest-running armed conflicts. 1,022 more words

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Colombia Rebels At Ease

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It could be a sandlot soccer field almost anywhere in rural Colombia: flattened earth carved from the jungle with lopsided goalposts made of tree trunks painted the colors of the country’s flag. 1,777 more words

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Colombia government and FARC rebels ready to announce peace deal - The Washington Post

The announcement scheduled for Wednesday would bring an end to nearly four years of painstaking negotiations aimed at ending their bloody 52-year conflict.

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