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Calming the Restless Pacific: Violence and Crime on Colombia’s Coast

Three years after the FARC peace deal, Colombia’s Pacific region has seen surges of both dissident guerrilla activity and drug-related crime.

To better aid this historically neglected area, the state should expand its presence, speed up development projects and improve educational opportunities for all.


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Violence, coca production and drug trafficking have spiked along Colombia’s Pacific coast since the 2016 peace agreement between the government and FARC guerrillas.

New and old armed groups battle for control over communities, territory and illegal business, triggering ongoing displacement and…

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