Colom­bia peace threat

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WHILE the peace process in Colom­bia has been wel­comed by broad sec­tions of Colom­bian so­ci­ety, the de­mo­bil­i­sa­tion of the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Armed Forces of Colom­bia (Farc) has brought with it the swarm­ing of para­mil­i­tary groups to ru­ral re­gions the rebels left be­hind.

Leon Valencia, di­rec­tor of the Foun­da­tion for Peace and Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion, said some fam­i­lies are at risk due to the ex­pan­sion of right-wing mil­i­tary groups who had once been de­terred by the pres­ence of the left-wing guer­rilla group.

A month ago, Farc handed in the last of its weapons to UN of­fi­cials, end­ing 53 years of mil­i­tary war with the state.

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