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Wed Mar 21, 2018, 02:33 PM

10 things threatening the peace in Colombia

REPORT from Norwegian Refugee Council Published on 21 Mar 2018

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2018 will be a pivotal year for the country, and in May, a new president will be elected. Here are ten things threatening the peace in Colombia:

1. A fight for natural resources and drug routes

In many areas previously controlled by FARC, armed conflict is still ongoing. In some areas, the fighting has increased since FARC laid down their weapons, as armed groups are attempting to take control over strategic areas, natural resources and important drug routes. In many places, paramilitary groups have moved in, causing increased fear among the population. Violence has increased throughout the country, as has the number of local leaders being murdered.

2. The government is not doing enough

The government is still not able to guarantee the safety of the civilian population and has been criticised for not making this a bigger priority. The government says it lacks the resources and capacity.


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sandensea Mar 2018 #1

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Wed Mar 21, 2018, 02:42 PM

1. And above all, Pablo Escobar's erstwhile BFF and partner in crime.

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