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Repatriate Games

In the village of Vegaez, with reggaeton blaring in the background, the FARC soccer team from the transitional zone of Vigía del Fuerte mingles with soldiers from Colombia’s 94th Infantry Battalion, who are there to keep order and provide security. Their match, which the FARC squad won 11-5, would have been unimaginable just 18 months ago.

After 52 years of guerrilla warfare, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) surrendered its weapons to the United Nations in June 2017, ending a conflict that killed 220,000 Colombians and displaced more than 7

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