Cumbre Agraria, one of Colombia’s most powerful rural social movements, recently reached an important preliminary accord with the government. Will it have wider implications for achieving peace in Colombia?
The government of Colombia has been forced to negotiate with peasants' organizations in the wake of the peasants' strong show of force. The rural workers who have mounted Colombia's national agrarian strike are staying the course after four peasants and one policeman were killed and scores more detained. Hundred of thousands of peasants and small farmers are participating in this historic mobilization whose scope and magnitude have not been seen for decades.