Monthly Archives: October 2012

Upcoming USIP Event on Colombia/Película en español

With Hurricane Sandy having been anticipated along the Eastern seaboard for the past few days and hitting with greatest ferocity last night, many of this week’s activities in the greater metropolitan area of DC have been cancelled or postponed.  At … Continue reading

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Lessons for Colombia’s Peace Talks in Oslo and Havana

The installation of the peace table in Norway is now complete, and the delegations are preparing to resume their work in Havana next month.  Reflections on what has been learned from the past and what is yet to be learned … Continue reading

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Foro Interamericano

Another post for my Spanish-speaking readers with a clip from a Voice of America television program yesterday morning, October 19th.  Click here here to see the tape of the program.  For a shorter YouTube version, click here. Aquí va la discusión que se … Continue reading

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“Will Colombia peace talks end FARC control?” – Inside Story Americas Al Jazeera English

This segment aired last night, October 18, on Al Jazeera English’s “Inside Story” program.  Participating in the discussion with me were my colleagues, Marc Chernick and Jim Jones. I am not crazy about the title of the program, which seems a … Continue reading

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Comunicado conjunto del Gobierno Nacional y las FARC

The Colombian Government and the FARC have just issued their first joint communique from the second phase of peace talks currently under way in Oslo.  Here is the original Spanish version:  Comunicado conjunto del Gobierno Nacional y las FARC. The … Continue reading

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Lecciones para los diálogos de paz en Oslo y La Habana

Aquí adjunto el texto de un nuevo documento, “Lecciones para los diálogos de paz en Oslo y La Habana,” que se lanza hoy cuatro instituciones–el Instituto Estadounidense para la Paz (United States Institute of Peace/USIP), la Universidad de Georgetown, la Universidad … Continue reading

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Preparations for a Peace Process

On Monday, October 15, the government and FARC negotiators will sit down in Oslo to begin the next phase of the Colombian peace talks.  Next Wednesday, they are expected to hold a joint press conference, after which the talks will … Continue reading

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