Colombia has become the first South American country ever to host the full United Nations Security Council (UNSC). As we go to press President Juan Manuel Santos and his cabinet are holding talks with the visiting UNSC members before they head to a camp for the demobilisation, disarmament and reintegration of guerrillas from the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Farc) on 5 May. This significant international display of support for the country’s peace process coincides with a decision by the US Congress to maintain its current level of funding for Peace Colombia, the rebaptised Plan Colombia, ending fears that the government led by President Donald Trump might introduce cuts.

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