A 55-year-old civil war may be about to come to an end. The government of Colombia and FARC have hammered out a big, complicated, icky peace deal, and it's going to referendum on October 2nd.
The consequences for Colombia, the geopolitics of the Western Hemisphere, and other civil conflicts could be huge. It's something you should know about, and we'll give you the context to be up to speed.
Current History, Feb 2016, “Peace in Colombia: A Time to Believe?”
Acuerdo final para la paz: http://www.cancilleria.gov.co/sites/default/files/Fotos2016/24_08_2016acuerdofinalfinalfinal-1472094587.pdf
Juan Manuel Santos Speech y otros videos: http://www.cancilleria.gov.co/informacion-procesos-paz