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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2021

SIPRI Yearbook 2021

II. Armed conflict and the peace process in Colombia

Chapter:
3. Armed conflict and peace processes in the Americas
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2021
Author(s):
Marina Caparini

The 2016 peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and Colombia’s largest guerrilla group—the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia–People’s Army (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia–Ejército del Pueblo, FARC–EP)—brought an end to a long-running armed conflict. Nevertheless, Colombia continues to experience conflict. Violence by other non-state armed groups and targeted killings of social activists and community leaders, especially in rural areas, persists. Criminal violence has also continued and even increased in some areas as armed and criminal groups have sought to fill the power vacuum in the countryside areas formerly under FARC–EP control and fight to control the drug-trafficking corridors. Colombia experienced 819 fatalities linked to political violence in 2020, an increase from 736 fatalities in 2019.1

Citation (MLA):
Caparini, Marina. "3. Armed conflict and peace processes in the Americas." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 20 Oct. 2021. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780192847577/sipri-9780192847577-chapter-003-div1-018.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Caparini, M. (2016). 3. Armed conflict and peace processes in the Americas. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2021: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 20 Oct. 2021, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780192847577/sipri-9780192847577-chapter-003-div1-018.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Caparini, Marina. "3. Armed conflict and peace processes in the Americas." In SIPRI Yearbook 2021: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 20 Oct. 2021, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780192847577/sipri-9780192847577-chapter-003-div1-018.xml
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