Tag: FARC

Colombia: Counter/Revolution in Present Tense

Facing the negative results from the plebiscite to ratify the peace agreements, Colombia is in the midst of a counter-revolution of sorts. But the country is not staying still. The day arrived, voting stations opened in the morning, they closed in the afternoon, and results hastily came through. Towards the end of the day, and…

Mao Tse-Tung in Bogota: The Pragmatism of FARC and its Parallel in China

Several analysts of the peace process currently under way in Colombia have overlooked the curious parallel between the guerrilla insurgents’ proposal to establish some 50 Peasant Reserve Zones (ZRCs in their Spanish initials) in the national territory and the policy of ‘one country, two systems’ implemented by the Chinese leadership following the death of Mao.…