Aila M. Matanock

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A woman and her son celebrate the signing of a historic ceasefire deal between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia in Bogota, Colombia, in June 2016. (Reuters)

This week the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) is introducing its political party. The U.N. Security Council also recently unanimously approved a resolution authorizing a mission in Colombia that would run through the 2018 elections in which FARC candidates will compete.

The Colombian government and the FARC struck a peace deal in 2016, ending decades of conflict. The transition to normal politics, and the outside verification of that process, that are now taking place are part of that deal. The approval process hit a number of obstacles, however, and challenges remain on how to implement land reform and rebuild a stable society.…  Seguir leyendo »