The Colombian 's Generation Gap Essays

1754 Words Nov 29th, 2016 8 Pages
For over four decades, the Colombia government has been engaged in peace talks with rebel, and paramilitary groups, yet has failed to see peace among its citizens. On September 2016, Colombian’s government and the FARC signed a peace agreement, what was thought to be sought out by Columbia’s citizens. However, on October 2, 2016, voters unexpectedly rejected the peace agreement between President Santos and the FARC. Throughout the course of peace talks the citizens ' have tethered the possibility of living peacefully with the rebel groups, nevertheless, polls showed a margin of 50.2% to 49.8% (Registraduria Nacional del Estado Civil. 2, 2016), revealing an underlying position half the country continues to hold. This strategy paper forms part of a research paper on the Colombian’s generation gap in regards to the peace agreement. A comparative study of how thin the voting margin is divided between generations; younger to older. In particular, why peace talks have failed and what can be done to restore peace in the country. This paper is divided into two main sections, the objective to build a foundation for current and future generation to better understand the factors behind the conflict and why peace agreements have failed. By doing so, they can materialize goals toward tangible peace agreements. Colombian peace talks have been generated between major power groups; a “Top-down” model approach. In this case, Top-down model is defined by the top level of the governing…

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