It took four years of negotiations, a “no” vote on a referendum for peace and a final framework that ultimately passed Colombia’s Congress. In January, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels began to disarm and demobilize.
After 52 years of guerrilla fighting, the FARC concentrated its estimated 7,000 troops in 26 designated localities. The peace plan calls for this disarmament process to run for 180 days. Former FARC members then begin their reintegration into civilian life.
But where will the former FARC guerrillas go? This matters.
My research on post-conflict environments reveals that most ex-combatants around the world go home.… Seguir leyendo »