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How to break free of the drugs-conflict nexus in Colombia

December 16, 2015, Vanda Felbab-Brown and Anna Newby

After nearly 80 years of war, Colombia is on the cusp of closing a historic peace deal with the FARC. Drug cultivation and trafficking are crucial aspects of the deal, as drug profits have long enabled the country’s violent conflict. In a major breakthrough, the Colombian government and the FARC have agreed on a joint counternarcotics strategy. What does it mean?

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