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Counternarcotics Policy

REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini - Cuba's President Raul Castro, (3rd L), stands as Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, (L), and FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono, better known by the nom de guerre Timochenko, shake hands in Havana, September 23, 2015.

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Working out justice with the FARC—A fork in the road toward peace in Colombia

September 24, 2015, Vanda Felbab-Brown

On Wednesday, September 23, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the leader of the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Timoleon "Timochenko" Jimenez, announced that an agreement was reached on one of the most contentious and difficult points in the peace negotiations—how to punish FARC members who committed human rights abuses and how to compensate the victims. Vanda Felbab-Brown takes a look at the challenges of implementing the deal and what it means for achieving peace in Colombia.

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