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the Earl of Whirl

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Colombians live under a cloud of conflict
« on: October 06, 2016, 02:31:01 PM »

Another big article in the paper about the Colombian situation and rejected peace agreement.  Sadly, peace seems a long way away even after 52 years of conflict.  Does anyone have any more inside information on this?

The article ends with "There is one thing my family agrees on.  They know Colombia is a rich, beautiful country with untapped potential.  We may not agree on how the conflict should end, but we know it can't hold the country back any longer."
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Re: Colombians live under a cloud of conflict
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2016, 12:20:31 AM »

hello Mike
from what I read,according to the 52% who voted NO to the peace treaty,
 the FARC benefited from too many advantages:

partial impunity for guerrilla-troups
5 seats at the parliament
 subsidies for their party (..etc..)

the treaty must have been considered as too unbalanced

jim
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Re: Colombians live under a cloud of conflict
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2016, 05:26:29 AM »

Thank you, Jim.  That makes sense.  The whole situation seems so unusual.  Sadly, a 52 year old struggle would include several generations of guerilla troops.  And FARC is involved in the drug trade, too?  There may be more in the paper today to help me understand all of this.  I just feel badly for all the Colombian people and the tremendous people we met at worlds in Orlando. 
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