Voice of America: The Americas’ Longest War to End with Peace Accord Signing in Cartagena
CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA — A final peace agreement between Colombia’s government and a national guerrilla movement is to be signed Monday, bringing to an end the longest-running insurgency in the Western hemisphere.
“It’s the end of the last full-blown guerrilla warfare inspired originally by Cuban and Soviet ideology against democratic institutions in this hemisphere,” is how it is characterized by a senior U.S. administration official.
The conflict between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), whose funding was primarily derived from the country’s illicit cocaine industry, is blamed for leaving dead more than 250,000 people and displacing at least five million.
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WNU Editor: Colombia's other rebel group has announced a unilateral ceasefire .... Colombia’s ELN rebels announce unilateral ceasefire ahead of peace with FARC (AFP).
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