In Colombia the good ones are fewer… and fewer and fewer

What will follow is a period of wrangling in which they will try to achieve, with methods increasingly less orthodox than public negotiating tables, a good withdrawal plan for the guerrillas. Santiago Gutiérrez During their heyday, the Farc guerrillas were boasting about having 50,000 followers, militiamen and people receiving direct support. They said at the time was that this number of people would almost fill the football stadium in Bogotá, which has a capacity of 40,000 spectators. “The good ones are more,” they would often repeat, and they showed how hard it was to understand how a group with such a small number of armed rebels could destabilize a nation of 48 million. Sunday at the voting booths, 13 percent […]

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