Rebels could become guides, cheesemakers in post-war Colombia



Veterans of Colombia's FARC guerrilla army could soon be making a living as eco-tourism guides, beef processors or cheese makers under plans by the Marxist group to invest in economic projects once a peace deal takes hold.
Vast swathes of rural land abandoned for decades because of war will be open to development, including by ex-fighters from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) working on communal farms and other initiatives funded by the group.
President Juan Manual Santos and top rebel leader Timochenko signed peace on Monday, ending a 52-year-old conflict that killed more... read more

 
27 September 2016 in World News, Views: 33
Source: Reuters
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