The International Crisis Group, an influential think-tank, said a peace accord with the FARC would not end the conflict in Colombia.
There would be breakaway renegade fighters and other drug-funded crime gangs, pointed out the the Brussels-based think-tank.
Such observations are not surprising. The bacrim (“bandas criminales”) began as splinter groups from the paramilitaries (supposedly) demobilized during the Uribe government.
A Colombian intelligence source told Reuters that some FARC commanders in southern Colombia, where soil conditions are perfect for cultivation of coca – the raw material for cocaine – are against the peace talks.