A Conversation with Colombia’s Minister of the Interior

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Cristo Murat Dagli / Inter-American Dialogue

President Santos of Colombia has worked hard to end the 50-year armed conflict with the FARC. The peace negotiations that began in 2012 have taken longer than expected and have polarized public opinion in the country. At the same time, the seriousness and compromise of the FARC is in question after they broke a cease-fire only four months after it was implemented. In response to the social and political fatigue, Santos announced that he will evaluate the process over the next four months before deciding whether it will continue or not. Juan Fernando Cristo, Colombia's Minister of the Interior, joined the Inter-American Dialogue for a wide-ranging discussion of the process on  July 14, 2015. A full event summary is only available in Spanish.

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