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Chasing a Chimeric Peace – Colombia and the FARC

In 1999, Colombians witnessed, disillusioned, as the founder and ideological leader of the FARC, Manuel Marulanda ‘Tirofijo’, missed the opening ceremony to the peace talks with Andres Pastrana’s government. His empty seat eventually became a symbol of the failed negotiations and an extension of the civil war.  14 years later, a new round of negotiations with Juan Manuel Santos’ government ...

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