Today the Colombian government and the FARC signed a definitive cease-fire, effectively ending over 5o years of conflict. This conflict killed over 220,000 people, mainly civilians, and displaced more than 5 million Colombians. This cease-fire does not mean an end to Colombia’s problems, but it is a huge, necessary step.
- El Espectador
- New York Times
- Christian Science Monitor
- The Guardian
- Mujica’s message to Colombia
“They’re always at the threshold.”
“Of paradise?” the angel asked, watching the humans reach for each other yet again.
“Of peace,” God said, turning the page of a book without edges. “They wouldn’t be so restless if they weren’t so close.” — Jonathan Safran Foer