Drugs and the peace process in Colombia: a moderate radical step

This expert analysis evaluates the May 16th 2014 agreement on illegal drugs reached between the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia rebels in the context of the peace process taking place in Havana. This third agreement between the parties is very significant in its content and scope. If it progresses satisfactorily it will be the beginning of a gradual end to the “war on drugs” in the country and will defuse one of the issues – the drug trade – that has most hindered the attainment of peace in Colombia.