The Last Days of War: FARC’s ‘Final Conference’ in Pictures (The New Internationalist)

EL DIAMANTE, COLOMBIA – On 2 October, Colombia has a chance to put an end to a 52-year conflict, as it will hold a referendum on its historic agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

FARC are the largest guerrilla movement involved in the Colombian conflict, having started as a Marxist-Leninist peasant force in 1964. Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and FARC leader Timoleon Jimenez (‘Timoshenko’) signed the peace deal on Monday, after rebels met at a jungle conference to plan their political future.

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FARC Guerrilla David Preciado. David is 33 years old and has been in the FARC for 19 years, having joined at the age of 14. David lost his left arm after he was shot 6 times during a conflict with the Colombian army, and doctors were forced to amputate it. © Kimberley Brown

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