Colombian peace accord rapidly failing as ex guerrillas are murdered — MercoPress



Colombian peace accord quickly failing as ex guerrillas are murdered

Saturday, February 1st 2020 – 08:01 UTC

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A historic peace deal signed with then-president Juan Manuel Santos in December 2016 saw hundreds of FARC rebels lay down their arms, and a lot of signed up for a reinsertion plan in Ituango

Far more than 100 Colombian former left-wing guerrillas and their spouse and children users have remaining an place specified for them subsequent the murder of 12 fellow ex-rebels somewhere else in the place, the FARC said on Friday.

A historic peace offer signed with then-president Juan Manuel Santos in December 2016 noticed countless numbers of FARC rebels lay down their arms, and several signed up for a reinsertion program in Ituango, a city in Colombia’s northwestern Antioquia office.

But in addition to a rash of violence throughout the nation towards the former guerrillas, resulting most just lately in the 12 killed, a lot of other people have received threats.

”It’s been made a decision that 62 (ex-fighters) and 45 household users, including children, will depart the territory to keep on their reinsertion… in peace,“ reported FARC’s Medellin agent Jesus Arenas.

The Antioquia division is rife with armed prison teams including drug-traffickers, paramilitaries and dissident rebels who refused to give up their struggle following the peace accord.

In the final few months, one more 60 ex-fighters have remaining the Ituango reinsertion territory for the departmental cash, Medellin, where by they dwell in ”very precarious situations,“ explained Arenas.

The newest exodus leaves only around 20 previous rebels residing in Ituango. Arenas mentioned the team was looking for ”new land in other” places to settle in. If they cannot locate somewhere to settle in the upcoming two months, Arenas explained the team would have to be taken to a refugee camp.

The 2016 peace accord, which resulted in 13,000 rebels laying down arms, ended a 50 %-century of armed conflict and turned the FARC from Marxist guerrillas into a considerably-remaining political party.





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