Ceasefire Agreement Reached In Colombia
After four years of negotiations, Colombia’s government has reached a ceasefire agreement with the leftist guerilla group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
Negotiations had stalled over FARC laying down its arms and many hurdles still remain to end decades of civil war. Bogata still has to negotiate peace deals with another rebel group, the National Liberation Army (ELN) and also with large criminal gangs.
We talk about the accord and its potential to forge a permanent peace with Gimena Sánchez, senior associate at the Washington Office on Latin America.