Peace for Colombia: cause to celebrate.

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The signing of the peace accords between the Farc guerrilla forces and the government of Colombia is imminent, and it's significance cannot be overstated. It is the culmination of 4 years of negotiations and decades of violence, and will end the last and longest-lasting armed conflict in Latin America. The immediate cost of not signing the accords would be huge: according to data from the National Center for Historical Memory cited here, every year of conflict between 1958 and 2012 has resulted in over 4,000 Colombians dead and 87,000 displaced. The long-term effects, however, are harder to predict. Colombia's president, Juan Manuel ...