The U.S.-Colombia drug war alliance has failed to stop the country’s drug trade, with last year’s coca yield breaking records. The record harvests can be traced to the country’s government, right-wing paramilitaries and wealthy individuals who are sympathetic to U.S. business interests.
The bilateral cease-fire announced between the government and the FARC is being widely interpreted as the end of the war.
After more than 50 years of armed conflict, Colombia's government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, will sign a bilateral cease-fire on June 23. This is the latest and perhaps one of the decisive agreements in the mediated peace process which began in Cuba in 2012, and is set to culminate in July, 2016. The bilateral