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After decades of war, Colombian farmers face new test: peace

Monday, July 24, 2017


The peace deal signed in Colombia late last year between the government and the main rebel group — the FARC — was never just about ending the Americas’ longest-running conflict.

The Colombian government also sees peace as its biggest chance in decades to uproot the rebel-controlled drug trade and replace it with crops that are legal, though admittedly less lucrative.

Source: New York Times