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The Plebiscite: The Campesino Perspective

There is no doubt about it, the Plebiscite matters. It will define the future of Colombia. When I heard about the Plebiscite I naively thought to myself that everyone would vote ‘yes’. However, when I had conversations with the people in my community, I was hit with the reality that the peace process is more…

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos, left, greets Timoleón Jiménez, supreme commander the Farc, during the finalizing of the peace agreement in Havana. In the center is President Raul Castro of Cuba.

New Steps

Over the past few months, we as Seeders have been privileged to witness a number of momentous occasions. First, in July, the Colombian government signed a bilateral ceasefire with the largest and oldest armed group in Colombia, the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), a group who has been in combat with the state for…