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Why Colombia Will Emerge Stronger From the FARC Referendum Defeat

On October 3, 2016, Colombian voters stunned Latin American political observers by rejecting a historic peace deal with the Marxist FARC rebel group. This decision was roundly condemned around the world as a devastating blow to peace and security in Colombia and Latin America. The FARC has been a destabilizing force in Colombian politics since the early 1960s, and clashes between Bogota and FARC forces have killed at least 250,000 Colombians.
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