Just And Lasting Peace?

October 2006
Latin America Monitor: Andean Group Monitor;Oct2006, Vol. 23 Issue 10, p6
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The article discusses the chances for success of the Colombian government's peace process with the right-wing paramilitary group Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC). The process began in 2002 with the AUC's declaration of a ceasefire and the government's signing of a Justice and Peace bill. The growth in AUC membership has given rise to the suspicion that the amnesty provisions of the bill were being abused by demobilized fighters and drug gangs with no prior connection to the paramilitaries.


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