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A graffiti that reads "FARC-EP present" is seen at the door of a mechanical workshop, on the road between El Palo and Toribio, where indigenous guards were killed by Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) dissidents, according to the Colombian Ombudsman in Toribio, Colombia August 10, 2019. Picture taken August 10, 2019. REUTERS/Federico Rios - RC122B235D10
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Colombia’s search for peace and justice

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In June 2016, the government of Colombia signed a historic peace agreement with the armed rebel group known as FARC-EP to end a conflict that over five decades had taken the lives of at least 260,000 Colombians and displaced over 7 million. Three years later, the peace accord—a complex effort to not only stop the fighting but also address the underlying causes of the conflict, and to seek truth, justice, and reconciliation for victims—remains not fully implemented as new political disputes and leaders have hampered its progress.

On this episode, experts Ted Piccone and Vanda Felbab-Brown explain the situation and how to move forward.

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