Magazine article New Internationalist

Peace in Colombia?

Magazine article New Internationalist

Peace in Colombia?

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This could so easily have been the best news story in a year when the world *:iï seems especially fraught with conflict and misery. The two main signatories of an Aj historic agreement to end the longest war . in the western hemisphere, Colombian BQ President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londoño, were even being tipped for the Nobel Peace Prize*

Then came the result of the plebiscite on the peace accord - and the devastating realization that 50.2 per cent of Colombian voters had ticked the 'NO' box. Our Big Story for this month looks at what happens now to Colombia's tortuous peace process - and finds reason for hope.

We also pick over two subjects that are in and out of the news with some regularity. The first is the question of a universal basic income - usually seen as 'a good thing' on the Left. …

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