A Reporter Recalls One of the Many Victims of Colombia’s War: Her Father

August 28, 2016 11:23 PM

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A Reporter Recalls One of the Many Victims of Colombia’s War: Her Father

Those who confess to crimes like kidnapping and executions will be subject to five to eight years of restricted mobility, but no prison time. During that time, they are expected to perform social work in communities affected by the conflict. The deal faces significant political opposition, and many Colombians are furious.

My father seldom mentioned his time with the FARC after he came home. Once, at the grocery store, he pointed to a package of crackers. “That’s what they gave us to eat during marches,” he said. Another time, he told me that rubber boots made a good pillow if you slipped one inside the other.

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