Wave of killings threatens Colombia peace bid

Peace campaigners in Bogota's Bolivar Square on November 18, 2016A violent backlash against fragile peace efforts to end Colombia’s half-century civil war has intensified in recent days with the killings of several community leaders, officials and rebels have warned. The government and leftist FARC rebels are closer than they have ever been to sealing a historic peace accord, but violence appears to have resurged in places as that deal has faltered. Observers from the Organization of American States said Sunday that civil organizations in conflict areas reported 33 of their leaders killed this year, including several in recent days.

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