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What Displaced Colombians Living Abroad Think about the Peace Efforts


by Jeffrey Pugh
Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance

Colombian flagThe peace deal between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group was rejected by less than a 0.5 percent margin in a referendum on Oct. 2.

This outcome shocked the world and defied the expectations of most external observers. The signed agreement to end the violence seemed all but complete, so its rejection by referendum makes the future of peace efforts uncertain.

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