Video Duration 24 minutes 58 seconds
From: Inside Story

Is a peace deal possible in Colombia?

Government and FARC rebels are a step closer to ending conflict after agreeing on terms of reparations.

Colombia’s government has reached a deal with FARC rebels to end its decades-long civil war.

The agreement, reached after years of negotiations in Havana, sets the terms of reparations. It will also include the establishment of a special tribunal.

Earlier in September, the FARC rebels and the Colombian government said they had come to an agreement to hold special courts in order to try former fighters, who included rebels, government soldiers and members of right-wing paramilitary groups.

The two sides have set March 2016 as a deadline to reach a final deal.

So, is that now possible? And how is it different from previous attempts to make peace in Colombia

Presenter: Hazem Sika


Paloma Valencia – Senator from Colombia’s Democratic Centre party

Ana Maria Ibanez – Professor of Economics, University of the Andes, Bogota, Colombia

Gimena Sanchez-Garzoli – Human rights advocate at the Washington Office on Latin America