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Centro de Memoria, Paz, y Reconciliación (I)

"The Colombian government and the country's largest left-wing rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc), are trying to end more than five decades of armed conflict.

The two sides began formal peace talks in November 2012 in the Cuban capital, Havana.

Since then, they have reached agreement on four key topics and have set themselves a deadline of 23 March 2016 to sign a final document.

According to a report by Colombia's 'National Centre for Historical Memory' (Centro de Memoria, Paz y Reconciliación), more than 220,000 people have been killed in the armed conflict - 80% of them civilians.

More than seven million people have registered with the government's Victim's Unit. The vast majority have been internally displaced by the violence, but many have also been kidnapped, threatened, injured by land mines or forcibly disappeared.

However, not all of the violence is caused by Farc insurgents.

The National Centre for Historical Memory found that more than half of the massacres in the past three decades had been carried out by right-wing paramilitaries, originally created to combat the Farc.

Criminal gangs vying for control of Colombia's lucrative cocaine production have also become an increasing threat.

The hope is that a permanent settlement with the Farc will allow the security forces to concentrate on combating that threat and protecting the civilian population rather than fighting a protracted battle with Farc rebels."

(Source: BBC)

 

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