A historic peace deal between the Colombian government and left-wing Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels faltered earlier this month, when voters narrowly rejected the accord in a national vote.
The deal's defeat is not the end, as both sides have agreed to talk further, with Colombians who opposed the deal playing a larger role.
But for the time being the peace process is in limbo, and the FARC rebels — who began to emerge from jungle redoubts and criminal activities when peace looked close — are in a precarious position.
What looks like a strategic defeat for a major U.S.-backed attack on drug production could also prolong Colombia?s civil war.
The world was stunned when Colombians rejected a peace deal that would have ended a half-century conflict with Marxist rebels. For some Syrians and Syrian-Americans, who are looking for any … Click to Continue »