The Peace Accords in Colombia are in trouble. While the FARC demobilized according to the peace plan, the Colombian government has not implemented its part of the agreement. The Colombian government has failed to protect hundreds of human rights defenders and community leaders from being murdered in the 2 1/2 years since the Accords were passed. In addition, 138 FARC members have been killed in the same period of time. Recently, in response to this situation, several high-level FARC leaders announced they were returning to their armed struggle.

The United States must encourage the Colombian government to fully implement the Peace Accords. Click on the link below to sign onto a letter to the new U.S. Ambassador calling on him to make a just and lasting peace in Colombia his highest priority:

https://lawg.salsalabs.org/USAmbassadortoColombiaPetition/index.html?fbclid=IwAR3qGUb50bTYk7KtcXYnfFRB9cPExJDAqb_1SXE0tWDBMI-RQ8tkVRh7Coc&sfns=mo

Sharon Hunter-Smith

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