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Disarming the Mind: Reintegrating Ex-Combatants in Colombia

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A former FARC combatant takes a break at a pepper farm near La Union, Valle del Cauca. Image by Greg Kendall-Ball/Nature. Colombia, 2018.
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The 2016 peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC rebel group was only the...

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A still from the documentary investigating the role of research in reintegrating ex-combatants in Colombia. Colombia, 2018.
A still from the documentary investigating the role of research in reintegrating ex-combatants in Colombia. Colombia, 2018.

For decades, Colombia has been haunted by violence. Now, following a peace treaty, thousands of former fighters are being reintegrated into society. But can scientific research help Colombia’s ex-combatants to leave their past behind?

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