(THIS ARTICLE IS ONLY MACHINE TRANSLATED by Google from Norwegian)
The peace agreement between the Colombian government and the largest guerrilla group, FARC, was signed in Havana 24. August after over four years of negotiations – and after more than 50 years of war. I was fortunate to be in the capital Bogotá that day, more specifically at the University of El Bosque, where the International Peace Bureau (IPB) with Latin American partners organized a preparatory conference for the big disarmament congress in Berlin in late September, titled «Disarmament in Colombia: After war. Building a culture of peace». The news was received with great joy, but there was no singing and dancing either on the university campus or out on the streets. Are people afraid of being disappointed? Is the polarization in the country so strong and the political divides so fierce, even between former President Uribe and current President Santos, that people are waiting? This is how it looks in the surveys that were presented. . .
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