We gathered that the final part of the long-awaited peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC would be signed that night. The reports on the radio were punctuated by the sound of grenades being detonated by the Colombian army in a series of military exercises being carried out in a tract of wasteland bordered by the Pacific Ocean. On 24 August, the night, the final part of the peace agreement was signed and celebrated in the main cities across Colombia, Tumaco stood still, with the constant pulse not of cumbia but of Blackhawk helicopters circling overhead. Everyone in Tumaco had begun nervously asking the same question: what would peace mean for them?
Colombia: the dark side of peace in Tumaco | Latin America Bureau