From yesterday’s edition of Colombia’s El Tiempo:
After doing an ‘exhaustive’ review, together with his government team, of how peace accord implementation is going so far, President Juan Manuel Santos delivered a “positive evaluation” of the development of what was agreed in Havana.
…”The detractors of the process can’t come to us and say that the peace accords’ implementation is failing,” Santos said forcefully, referring to compliance with the indicators the government has drawn up.
According to him, in the year and four months ofthe peace accord’s development, 70 percent of the 80 indicators drawn up for the first two years have been met.
For contrary views from people outside the Bogotá Bubble, see these recent reports just from April. Alarm bells are ringing.
- Despues del Acuerdo de Paz, la Guerra No Descansa (Semana (Colombia), Monday, April 30, 2018)
- Helen Murphy, Luis Jaime Acosta, Colombia Struggles as Other Armed Groups Seize Farc Rackets, Territory (Reuters , Friday, April 27, 2018)
- Juan Esteban Lewin, Los Indicadores de Villegas No Reflejan el Desastre en las Regiones (La Silla Vacia (Colombia), Wednesday, April 25, 2018
- Las Grietas de la Paz: Ocho Escenarios de un Acuerdo en Crisis (El Espectador (Colombia), Tuesday, April 17, 2018)
- Andres Cajiao, Daniel Pardo Calderon, Eduardo Alvarez Vanegas, Las Disidencias de las Farc: Un Problema en Auge (Fundacion Ideas por la Paz (Colombia), Tuesday, April 10, 2018)
- El Accidentado Despegue de la Reforma Rural Pactada Con las Farc (Verdad Abierta (Colombia), Monday, April 9, 2018)
And also, from me:
- Colombia’s Grade on Implementing the Farc Peace Deal So Far Is a C-Minus (World Politics Review, Thursday, April 26, 2018)
- Colombia’s Imperiled Transition (The New York Times, Thursday, April 5, 2018)