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Fri Jan 29, 2016, 06:38 PM

FARC will be 'ally' in Colombia war on drugs: president

FARC rebels will be an "ally" of the Colombian government in the war on drug trafficking once they strike a peace deal to end a half century of conflict, President Juan Manuel Santos said Thursday.

The Marxist guerrillas and Bogota have made several key advances in recent months and the two sides set a deadline of March 23 to sign a final peace accord -- though the FARC have warned that "substantial" obstacles could get in the way.

The conflict, which has killed more than 220,000 people and displaced six million, has drawn in right-wing paramilitaries, drug traffickers and several leftist rebel groups, of which the FARC is the oldest and largest remaining.

Illegal drugs have given rise to horrific violence by drug cartels in Colombia and fueled the five-decade conflict.


Interesting statement. Will the FARC will be transitioned into some sort of rural police force? It might be quite a challenge to kick the habit and the narcotrafficking income.

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Fri Jan 29, 2016, 06:59 PM

1. Hard to believe that these newly-minted crusaders

for peace will give up their narco-income to groups of (other) common criminals. Time will tell. It's my opinion that Santos is being a useful idiot who's hoping for a Nobel Prize.

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