Magazine December 19, 2016, Issue

Getting to Peace in Colombia

Álvaro Uribe in September 2014 in New York City (Leigh Vogel/Getty Images for Concordia Summit)
A controversial year

Bogotá — Álvaro Uribe has the air of a head of state, the air of a man around whom things revolve. And, to a degree, that is still true. Uribe is a senator in the Colombian congress. But from 2002 to 2010, he was president of the country. Those were eventful years. The year 2016 has been another one. And Uribe has been in the thick of it all.

For the past four years, the Colombian government, headed by President Juan Santos, has engaged in a peace process with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. This group is known by its

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