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Even a Stalled FARC Deal Has Jump-Started Colombian Stability

Jul 18, 2017 | 09:00 GMT
FARC insurgents, flying a white flag of truce, head toward the Pacific coast city of Buenaventura, Colombia, to surrender their weapons to U.N. monitors. In agreeing to lay down its arms, the rebel group lost the power it once had to threaten the government. Some FARC factions have continued to pursue criminal interests.

FARC insurgents, flying a white flag of truce, head toward the Pacific coast city of Buenaventura, Colombia, to surrender their weapons to U.N. monitors. In agreeing to lay down its arms, the rebel group lost the power it once had to threaten the government. Some FARC factions have continued to pursue criminal activities.

(LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images)

Congress has yet to pass the laws needed to fully implement the insurgency's demobilization, but the group's power to threaten the state has diminished....

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