Colombian civil war lasted long after ideologies were lost

Kenneth Roberts professor of government at Cornell University and expert in Latin American politics says that the Colombian peace agreement may bring an end to Latin America’s longest-lived – and sole remaining – civil war. 



Roberts says:

“A relic of the Cold War, Colombia’s civil war long ago lost most of its political and ideological rationale, yet it lingered on well past the civil wars in neighboring countries like Peru, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua.

“The implementation of the peace accords will pose a series of challenges to the Colombian government, but it also creates opportunities to open up the political arena and create more inclusive forms of democratic representation.”


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