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Colombia

Rethinking a Truth Commission in Colombia
For nearly six decades, the Colombian government has struggled to quell the country’s armed conflict that has left hundreds of thousands dead, millions displaced, and much of the countryside ungovernable. In June 2015, the Colombian government, under the leadership of President Juan Manuel Santos, and the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia, or FARC, overcame a major hurdle in their three-year long peace negotiations. On June 4, the two sides announced an agreement to create an…
by Jamie Rowen, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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