A Peace Agreement Between Colombian Government And The Farc Agreement
In 2012, peace talks began to bring a bilateral peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). These talks have been a move towards a conclusion, although with many set backs from both parties (Colombia Country Profile, 2015). The Colombian government and the FARC agreed to a cease-fire in December 2014. In 2013, the Colombian government used a provisional, partial agreement on land reform and political participation with the FARC as a way to decrease terrorist activity. This process has allowed for the increase of demilitarization of the FARC. There is no bilateral peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC signed to date (Department U. S., 2013). On April 2015, guerrilla forces killed 11 Colombian soldiers in southwest Colombia. The Colombian government forces retaliated with airstrikes that killed 26 guerrilla forces. This attack from the FARC and retaliation from Colombian forces has hindered the peace talks (Dancis, 2015).
A lull in the violence resulting from the cease-fire has impacted both the Colombian government and the FARC. The Colombian government has been able to strengthen and reaffirm its presence in all administrative districts of Colombia. Despite a strong presence in all administrative districts, this strength has been undermined by the Colombian government’s poor infrastructure. Poor infrastructure includes the lack of improved roads, communication connectivity,