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The peace process between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP guerrillas reached the halfway mark on May 16th,
2014 with a ground-breaking agreement
on how to treat drug production and trafficking. This is the first peace process in history with a “drug policy” chapter.
The two parties have already agreed upon rural development and land reform as well as expanding political participation. The Gordian knots of justice, truth and victims’ rights remain ahead, along with how to demobilize and reintegrate combatants. But the peace process to end the longest-running war in the Western Hemisphere has shown resilience and with this third agreement, gains momentum.