Světlo na konci kolumbijského tunelu?

Navzdory katastrofálním předpovědím na téma budoucnosti Kolumbie doslo v posledním období k posílení mírového procesu s Revolučními ozbrojenými silami Kolumbie (FARC), a to předevsím zásluhou prezidenta Andrése Pastrany, ale i s nemalým přispěním samotných guerill. Díky tomu můžeme dnes mluvit o skutečném posunu od nečestného mírového procesu, poznamenaného brutálními útoky ze zálohy a obstrukční taktikou. Uzavření dohody o vzájemném příměří lze očekávat do konce března.

Po dvaceti letech mírových jednání, která vesměs nevedla k ničemu, si v roce 1998 kolumbijská veřejnost, znechucená nekončícími atentáty, masakry a únosy, na tehdy nově zvoleném prezidentu Pastranovi vymínila, že se musí pokusit o nalezení východiska z této neblahé situace. Vláda se o to opravdu pokusila a s notným rizikem přenechala FARC pod jejich kontrolu území o rozloze Svýcarska

Tři roky nesoustavných jednání, které následovaly, vsak valné výsledky nepřinesly. Pastrana se proto vzdal politiky ústupků a nastolil politiku tvrdé ruky. Vláda guerillám sdělila, že buď budou ve vsí vážnosti jednat, nebo že se na jejich území přesune kolumbijská armáda.

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