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What don't you understand?
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N_Runks wrote:

What don't you understand?


everything that led up to this, I don't know what happened
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redokami wrote:


N_Runks wrote:

What don't you understand?


everything that led up to this, I don't know what happened


Over fifty years of war, terrorism, bloodshed in Columbia. The FARC was a huge guerrilla warfare group that attempted to overthrow the Columbian government, back when the government was really despicable and corrupt. However, over the years, even if the government was not as despicable and corrupt as it used to be (improvements were made), the war raged on.

Now the Columbian government and FARC are trying to end the war. They made a deal. The deal was put to a vote, and it did not pass.

I guess it means that they'll have to go back to the bargaining table and rework the details for an end to the war, or go back to war again.....
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Not surprised. I lived there two years ago and in the city I was in the general consensus was that President Santos was being overly generous with the FARC's demands. Basically, they were going to get complete amnesty for their crimes and even 10 guaranteed seats in Congress and it didn't go over well with the general population. Keep in mind the average Colombian sees FARC as nothing more than a terrorist group.

I think Colombians want a peace deal, just not one that they see as overly one sided.

Moreover, for those of you who think a peace deal was going to end the violence completely, there are still Paramilitary groups that are probably even more brutal than the FARC, smaller guerilla groups, social cleansing gangs and drug cartels who are just going to take over their drug trafficking routes and continue murdering and stealing from innocents. It would have been a big step in the right direction, but far from an end to the violence and the large amount of internal displacements.
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