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Colombia's peace 'in danger' warns FARC Party leader

Colombia's peace 'in danger' warns FARC Party leader
Rodrigo Londono says nothing has been advanced on fundamental issues after peace agreement signed in 2016

By Beyza Binnur Donmez

ANKARA (AA) - The implementation of a peace deal signed in 2016 between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) is "in danger," the former leader of the guerilla group said Wednesday.

The leader of FARC's political arm, Rodrigo Londono, also known as Timochenko, told Spanish news agency EFE that nothing has been advanced on fundamental issues such as reform of the countryside since the peace deal was reached.

The implementation of the peace process "is advancing at a turtle pace and it is not done integrally," he said in criticizing the government of President Ivan Duque.

In late November, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators protested against rampant corruption, pervasive human rights abuses and unpopular economic initiatives of the Duque government.

Protestor also criticized Duque's slow approach to the peace deal and claimed his government does not want to implement the peace process.

Colombia and the FARC reached a peace deal in November 2016, ending more than 50 years of conflict between the sides. Following the demobilization of the leftist rebel group, the Common Revolutionary Alternative Force Party (FARC) was established, which is represented in the country’s Congress.

source: News Feed
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