Colombia

With Colombians set to vote on peace deal, a former president campaigns to kill it

With Colombians set to vote on peace deal, a former president campaigns to kill it

When they go to the polls Sunday, Colombian voters are expected to endorse the landmark peace agreement signed this week by the government and the country’s most important rebel group.

If that happens, it will be despite the formidable efforts of former President Alvaro Uribe.

He has waged an aggressive campaign to kill the deal, rallying opponents ranging from victims rights groups to wealthy ranchers. Their main complaint is that the deal’s “transitional justice” treats the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia — the guerrilla group known as FARC — too leniently for horrific crimes committed over decades of war.

Those who...

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