Colombia: Just When the FARC Deal Was Appearing Safe, a New Threat Arises

Oct 19, 2017 | 18:19 GMT

A new threat to the Colombian government's peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has emerged. According to an Oct. 18 report, opposition party Democratic Center will begin collecting signatures for a referendum to repeal the Special Jurisdiction for Peace -- the legal framework that would allow amnesty courts authorized under the peace deal to function. The courts, which would grant FARC leaders amnesty, are a key part of the peace deal, and repealing them would put the entire deal in jeopardy....

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