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Sun May 26, 2013, 03:32 PM

Colombian government and FARC reach deal on agrarian reform

May 26, 2013
Colombian government and FARC reach deal on agrarian reform
posted by Adriaan Alsema

Negotiators of Colombia’s government and the country’s largest rebel group FARC on Sunday signed an agreement on agrarian reform, the first and allegedly the hardest of three issues that must be tackled before signing a deal to end almost 50 years of guerrilla violence.

In a joint press conference, the two negotiating teams said they had reached full agreement on the following points that had already been formulated in the initial agreement to begin formal pace talks:

•Access and use of land. Wastelands. Formalization of property. Agricultural border and protection of reserve zones
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•Programs of development with a territorial focus.

•Infrastructure and land improvement.

•Social development: health, education, housing, eradication of poverty.

•Stimulus to agricultural production and the economy of solidarity and cooperation. Technical assistance. Subsidies. Credit. Generation of income. Marketing. Labor formalization.

•Food security system.

According to a joint press release, the negotiators said the deal will lead to “radical transformations of Colombia’s rural and agrarian reality with equality and democracy.”

The deal includes a redistribution of land through a Lands for Peace Fund that is supposed to distribute land in such a way that it diminishes poverty and inequality on Colombia’s countryside.

More:
http://colombiareports.com/colombian-government-and-farc-reach-deal-on-agriarian-reform/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 04:07 PM

1. Great news.

 

I hope the Colombian government will honor the agreement. It's in the best interests of the Colombian people and the whole country would benefit from such a progress in land reform.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 10:05 PM

2. You beat me to this great news!



I was listening to their encouraging press conference and wanted to badly to post this but some new kids showed up and I had to take care of them first.

Full agreement on:

•Access and use of land. Wastelands. Formalization of property. Agricultural border and protection of reserve zones
.
•Programs of development with a territorial focus.

•Infrastructure and land improvement.

•Social development: health, education, housing, eradication of poverty.

•Stimulus to agricultural production and the economy of solidarity and cooperation. Technical assistance. Subsidies. Credit. Generation of income. Marketing. Labor formalization.

•Food security system.


“radical transformations of Colombia’s rural and agrarian reality with equality and democracy.”

Dare one hope? Uribe and his crooked cronies are having heart attacks right now. Good.

I hope the Colombian government will stick to its word. And I hope Santos is re-elected so this deal doesn't get destroyed by crooked rightwingers or neoliberals.

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Response to Catherina (Reply #2)

Tue May 28, 2013, 12:04 PM

3. interesting you want Santos re-elected since his challenger will definitely come from the left

If he gets this peace deal through, his election will assured.

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