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Sun May 26, 2013, 02:19 PM

Colombia, FARC rebels reach agreement on agrarian reform

Source: Reuters

Colombia and the Marxist-led FARC rebels have reached agreement on the critical issue of agrarian reform, the two sides said on Sunday in what appeared to be a major step forward for the peace process aimed at ending their long war.

They said the accord called for the economic and social development of rural areas and providing land to the people living there, which addresses one of the main issues that led the FARC, or Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, to form in 1964 as a communist agrarian reform movement and launch its insurgency.

The government promised to build up services and infrastructure in rural areas as it tries to end the country's long history of social and economic inequality.

"What we have agreed to in this accord will be the beginning of radical transformations in the rural and agrarian reality of Colombia, with equity and democracy," said the statement, which was read at the end of the ninth round of the talks that began November 19 in Havana.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/colombia-farc-rebels-reach-agreement-agrarian-reform-181920896.html



Sounds like real progress. Hopefully it will lead to real peace in Colombia.

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Zorro May 2013 OP
lsewpershad May 2013 #1
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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 04:37 PM

1. Real peace is possible if

the govt and people of Columbia do not allow the USA to prevent it. Columbia and the people of Columbia's interest should supersede the [drug problem] interest of the US.

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Sun May 26, 2013, 09:31 PM

2. Wow. That was a major bone of contention.

 

I wanna see the details.

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