Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Call for Peace from Colombia’s Social Sectors

In the absence of a national peace process in the last decade, local and regional peace initiatives have emerged in response to the conflict violence in Colombia.  The call for a political solution to the internal armed conflict, like the … Continue reading

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Civil Society Roles in Conflict Zones

In an environment where peace talks are already underway and civil society has been excluded from the peace tables, it might appear that the government and insurgents are calling all the shots. While the armed actors are the ones who will ultimately … Continue reading

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Rallying for Peace

President Juan Manuel Santos, Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro, the Peace Commissions of the Colombian Congress, the Marcha Patriótica, and a broad range of social organizations called for a national march to support the peace process on April 9th.   The date was highly symbolic, having been … Continue reading

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Land and Peace Conference/Conferencia sobre Tierras y Paz: Webcast Now Available

I knew the topic of land in Colombia was complex, but Wednesday’s conference at the U.S. Institute of Peace left me with a sense of just how complex it is–and raised more questions than answers.  It was an amazing afternoon … Continue reading

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Conferencia: Tierras y la Agenda de Paz en Colombia

Hace cinco meses, las negociaciones formales de paz se iniciaron entre el gobierno de Colombia y la guerrilla de las FARC-EP. Las primeras rondas de conversaciones se han concentrado en el tema de desarrollo agrario integral–el primer tema de los … Continue reading

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