Members of the UN Security Council during a session in February 2019 [File: Lucas Jackson/Reuters]

Bogota, Colombia – Representatives from the UN Security Council will visit Colombia this week to check on the implementation of the landmark 2016 peace agreement that brought an end to the world’s longest-running armed conflict.

Designed to target the structural causes of perpetual rural conflict, the agreement laid out ambitious agrarian reforms to bring vast areas of isolated countryside out of the drug trade and into the fold of the Colombian state and economy. It also promised assisted integration into civilian life for more than 13,000 former fighters of the country’s largest armed group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a signatory to the deal.

But the

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