Good news out of Cartagena, Colombia, where the FARC and the State signed a peace deal ending a 52 year civil war. But matters are still on the edge. This Sunday, on 2 October, the people of Colombia will go to the polls to vote on a referendum towards peace. A lot rests on this vote. It will be a dangerous situation if the vote goes against peace, although the mood suggests that peace is inevitable.
My report in Alternet is on the peace deal, between the signature and the referendum. The last paragraph is here:
- October 2nd is Gandhi’s birthday. It is a fitting day for the r