Peace prevails in an unlikely spot

High in the hills of central Colombia, surrounded by coffee and bean farms, a cluster of eight villages has managed to do what the rest of the nation only aspires to: sign a peace deal with the country’s largest guerrilla group.

Since 1996, these eight isolated indigenous communities have had a peace pact — the country’s only functioning agreement — with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC guerrillas, that locals say has saved, perhaps, hundreds of lives.

When: 23rd to 25th of may 2015

Where: Municipality of Planadas, Colombia

Published by: The Miami Herald. Der Standard.

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