Vendors sell meat on the main square of Planadas, Colombia. In the nearby village of Palmera, the local Nasa tribe has the nation’s only existing peace agreement with FARC guerrillas. In 1996, Ovidio Paya, a former Nasa governor, negotiated and signed the peace agreement with the leftist guerrilla. The broad outlines of the deal were simple: the FARC wouldn’t kill, recruit or lay landmines in the eight villages that were part of the pact. The Nasa, in turn, agreed not to harass FARC patrols or assist the military. Over the decades, Nasa loyalties ricocheted between the FARC and the military, depending on who was viewed as the most abusive force. Eventually the tribe grew weary and broke a deal with the FARC. The Nasa have their own autonomous justice system. Vivian Juliet Velasco Paya, the 21-year-old sheriff of Palmera, Colombia, shows a fuete, or whip, used to punish members of the Nasa tribe. "Next Friday one of their ex-governors is going to hang there”, says Maria del Carmen Pulido, 21. “Why?” “Because he didn’t govern well.” The FARC movement was founded in 1964 in Marquetalia close to Palmera. State military “pacified” the region after long fights against the FARC only after 2002. “The agreement has really reduced the levels of violence that we used to have to live with”, said Wilmar Vargas Molina, the town’s corregidor, or local mayor. Children play in Palmera, Colombia. The tiny village is one of eight that have a peace agreement with the FARC guerrillas.