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    Perspectives on Peace: Dispatches from San José de Apartadó, Colombia

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    The following article written by the FORPP accompaniers Laetitia Sengseis and Adilah Nasir, was originally published on NACLA, on November 20, 2015. Reprinted with permission.

    “We would know peace has arrived when those displaced are no longer scared to return to the countryside.”

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    A FOR Peace Presence accompanier in Arenas Bajas, one of the townships of the Peace Community that has faced paramilitary threats

    On September 23rd, members of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó and a group of international accompaniers from For Peace Presence (FORPP) gathered after a long day of work in the mountains of Urabá. Together, they sat and listened to a historic announcement: the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) delegation in Havana had reached a tentative agreement on a peace accord, expected to be signed in the next six months. According to the terms of the agreement, the FARC insurgency will lay down their weapons and demobilize in the 60 days following the signing of the peace accord.

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