In 2016, Colombia's homicide rate dropped to its lowest in four decades, at some 12,000 cases.
The foundation for permanent peace in Colombia should be the same as that for Taiwan - namely, a reworking of the government structure
(Citizen Reporter Olivia Jones)
The prerequisite for lasting peace is democracy. Colombia must carry out constitutional reform and transform its government to enjoy peace. This means a modified semi-presidential system with cabinet like that of Finland, and a committee-style legislature similar to Switzerland’s. The Colombian government should begin drafting a basic constitution with the above features to realize a paradigm shift toward democracy and a constitution that can be amended to keep pace with changing times. See the Charter for Permanent Peace and Development