Why ex-Farc fighters are toying with taking up arms again – and breaking Colombia’s fragile peace deal

It is not the absence of her rifle or waking up without her faded military fatigues that makes a new life away from the Farc an uneasy adjustment for Sandra Talaga.

“One of the strangest things I’ve had to get used to is just sleeping inside,” the 25-year-old ex-militant said, sitting in her bare room in Monterredondo, an isolated village in the mountains of southwest Colombia that hosts one of several eerily quiet ‘transition camps’, where former guerillas are supposed to be retrained for civilian life.

“The other was not having to do certain things at certain times of the day, having the freedom to do what we want,” she added, describing her new existence as one of thousands of fighters who…

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