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Colombian Peace Deal in Jeopardy as FARC Rearms

A peace deal signed in 2016 that, in theory, ended 50 years of civil war in Colombia is now in jeopardy as leftist rebel group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) accuses the Colombian government of breaking its terms and announces plans to rearm. With us to discuss the peace deal is one of its negotiators, longtime Worldview human rights contributor and Professor Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame Law School Doug Cassel. Doug also recaps the highlights of his appearances on Worldview over the past 25 years, including a debate with John Yoo. Yoo was a legal adviser to the Bush Administration who drafted the 2002 Department of Justice "Torture Memos," which made the legal case for the CIA's use of enhanced interrogation techniques such as waterboarding. 

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