The 1980s and 1990s witnessed the peaceful end of armed conflicts in parts of Latin America.
The bishops note this in paragraph 81:
While peace agreements have been achieved in some countries and longstanding conflicts have been resolved, in others armed conflict with all its consequences (violent deaths, human rights violations, threats, child soldiers, kidnappings, etc.) continues and no short-term solutions are in sight. The influence of drug trafficking in these groups further hinders possible solutions.
Conflicts still persist in Latin America – though not at the level of the 1960s through the 1990s, most notably guerrilla insurgents in Colombia. The conflicts that exist in some countries, such as Mexico, are often connected with drug trafficking cartels.