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Our children and grandchildren will not forgive us if we come to an agreement with the guerrillas and civil society destroys the chances of peace

Friday, April 19th, 2013 Category: Security & Public

The overall framework of the peace talks in civil society – beyond the negotiating table – is becoming a debate between rendition and reconciliation. A sizable and vocal portion of Colombian society wants rendition: no peace unless the Farc surrender and pay for their crimes. A statistical majority appear to be tired of the long conflict and simply want peace. The latter group would share the former’s concerns about the future – no deals with the Farc that would cause fundamental shifts in Colombian society — but are less concerned about atonement for the past. They just want the conflict to end.

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