Colombia: the embattled road to peace

Is absolute peace throughout a nation ever truly attainable and sustainable? Can a country ever unite as one entity in the face of extreme opposing views and ideals throughout the land, its people
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Is absolute peace throughout a nation ever truly attainable and sustainable? Can a country ever unite as one entity in the face of extreme opposing views and ideals throughout the land, its people unable to achieve the plurality of a single bilateral, collective human interest legislative mandate? As the country of Colombia celebrates its Independence Day on 20 July 2016, its people must also reflectively and introspectively ask these crucial questions. Simultaneously on this very day, Colombia is poised to finalize a peace agreement intended to end civil strife and human rights atrocities the country has endured over half a century, causing immeasurable violence, disenchantment, displacement and overall irreversible destruction. The nation is facing critical times that will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark on its history. Colombia is a democratic republic, gaining self-governance from Spanish rule on 20 July 1810. Over a century later, in 1948, the assassination of Jorge Eliecer. . .

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