Colombia: After deal with FARC what will other criminal groups do in power vacum

Posted on September 21, 2016 • Filed under: Colombia, Conflicts, Crime, FARC, Organized Crime

By: Julián Villabona Galarza / Despite the deal reached between the Colombian government and the Marxist FARC guerrilla to lay down arms, there is a new cause of concern: what the several other criminal groups that operate in the country will do faced with such a power vacuum.

The famous rebel group has been responsible for a large number of killing, attacks, kidnappings, displacements, and other crimes in Colombia for the past five decades. But even if FARC surrenders, there is no shortage of armed groups that could continue this kind of violence. Read Article

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