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Colombia peace seal paves way for prosperity

Friday, August 26, 2016


Beyond the major humanitarian and social benefits, one of the key arguments for peace was economic benefits for Colombia, argued President Juan Manuel Santos, who reached a deal with rebels this week.

Although Colombia has been one of the faster-growing economies in Latin America in recent years, the FARC controlled a wide swath of undeveloped land. Plus thousands of people under its control were essentially unemployed. And the war made some areas impossible to travel through.

Source: Money CNN