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violence between 2005 and 2010 associated with greater AUC ex-combatant presence, but little to no effect on changes in physical violence. The findings suggest that, as resourceintensive, temporary DDR programs are increasingly utilized for post-conflict reconstruction, they could be made more effective by targeting the effects of the specific types of previous violent behaviors of demobilized combatants.

Jessica Kim will graduate in May 2014 with a double major in Politics and Spanish & Latin American Literature & Culture from NYU. She is an activist against labor and environmental exploitation and has worked closely with organizations such as Restore NYC and The Real Food Challenge. She is currently exploring a career in Law.

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Esferas—Issue Two  

Esferas is an undergraduate student and alumni initiative from New York University’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese. We are a peer-re...

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