The peaceful transition of presidential power in the United States has certainly been a focus of the media since the Nov. 8 elections.
However, in Colombia, they are still looking to establish peace from a 52 year civil war with FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia) leftist rebels.
A peace agreement, brokered by Colombian President Juan Manual Santos, was recently rejected by a majority of Colombian voters in October.
This peace deal isn’t completely dead and with the majority of cut flowers sold in the U.S. coming from Colombia, it’s something for the U.S. floral industry to watch.
I had a chance to speak to a couple of my Colombian colleagues during this year’s Wholesale Florist & Floral Supply Association (WFFSA) convention in Miami and they shared how sharply divided their country is over any peace deal with the FARC.
While our country goes through the process of a changing administration, the issues and ideas of living in “peace” is certainly relative.
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