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Weekly Report - 17 January 2019 (WR-19-02)

COLOMBIA: Márquez re-emerges to criticise peace deal

“The peace deal has been betrayed by the Colombian state, which opted for perfidy and for not upholding what had been agreed in good faith.” This is the damming assessment of the implementation of the historic peace deal that the Colombian government sealed with the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Farc) in 2016 from Luciano Marín Arango (‘Iván Márquez’), the Farc’s former second-in-command and chief peace negotiator. The criticism issued by Márquez, who went into hiding last year after formally demobilising and making an attempt to reintegrate into society, sparked concerns that other former Farc members might abandon the peace process.

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