Posted on May 3, 2017 6:55 am
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Categories: Cost of Peace

On the Right Path: US Help to Colombia’s Peace Process Moving Along Congressional Channels (S)

US assistance to finance the implementation of the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the guerrillas of FARC is moving in the right direction in the US Legislative. As part of the overall budget plan agreed by the US Congressf or the current fiscal cycle, a provision of at least US$391 million was included, since supporting the implementation of the peace process and demining in Colombia are a “priority” for the United States.

Democratic and Republican leaders backed the so-called “Peace Colombia,” which was created in 2016 by former President Barack Obama to support implementation of “post conflict programs” such as the demobilization of guerrillas, alternative development, strengthening of state institutions in remote regions, coca eradication and removal of anti-personnel mines. El Espectador