FARC

A look into one transition zone, set up from scratch. Some wonder if the government can deliver on its promises fast enough.
Originally published in the Official Nobel Summit Magazine by Real Leaders Authored by Johann Berlin, CEO TLEX Institute
The tendency for referendums is likely a product of the times. Ironically, traditional institutions of government are increasingly
• FARC: After more than 50 years, Colombians signed a peace agreement with the largest armed group operating in the country
When I began paying attention to Colombia, in 2008, the country was maligned, misunderstood, and mistrusted for two reasons -- Pablo Escobar and the terrorist group known as FARC.
President Juan Manuel Santos' September agreement with the FARC was derailed by a successful disinformation campaign that
Six weeks after a vote rejected a previous agreement, Colombia has another chance at ending its war.
The opposition movement was spearheaded by former president Uribe, who is now a prominent senator with the Democratic Center
The shocking "no" vote puts the peace process at risk, fragments the population even further, and badly injures the legitimacy of the government at this key moment.
Among a sea of Colombians dressed in white in a plaza in Cartagena, I watched as President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC leader Rodrigo Londoño, alias Timochenko, signed the peace accords on September 26, 2016, using a pen made from bullets.
One need look no further than the outcome of the Brexit vote or the Colombian peace referendum to see how spectacularly the pollsters and bookies got it wrong.
What motivated those who voted ‘no’ to not support the peace agreement? Several reasons emerge.
Voters rejected the deal struck between the government and the FARC rebels.
Opponents of the pact believed it was too soft on the rebels by allowing them to re-enter society, form a political party and escape traditional jail sentences.
Millions of people will vote "yes" or "no" on the historic peace deal.