Monthly Archives: August 2013

Talks with the ELN One Step Closer

With the release yesterday of Jernoc Wobert,  the Canadian geologist and vice president of exploration for the Braewal Mining Corporation kidnapped by the ELN last January, talks with the government of Colombia and the ELN are one step closer. Earlier this … Continue reading

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Talks Resume in Havana after Brief Interlude

For those who were not following the confusing ebb and flow of the peace talks last week, this post summarizes some of the highlights. On August 20th, the second day of the thirteenth round of talks in Havana, FARC negotiator … Continue reading

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Round 13 Begins in Havana as Agrarian Strike is Launched in Colombia

On Monday, August 19th, negotiators from the Colombian government–lead negotiator Humberto de la Calle, Peace Commissioner Sergio Jaramillo, former Peace Commissioner Frank Pearl, ret. General Jorge Enrique Mora, and industrialist Luis Carlos Villegas–joined FARC-EP negotiators in Havana for the thirteenth … Continue reading

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Colombia Peace Forum Report Now Available

The Colombia Peace Forum is a roundtable established by the U.S. Institute of Peace for policy makers, members of the academic community, and Colombia specialists to discuss the peace process in Colombia and help inform U.S. policy options on Colombia.  … Continue reading

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Twelfth Round of Talks Ends

On August 10th, after extending their work by several days, Colombian government and FARC-EP delegation members finished their twelfth round of talks in Havana.  They issued a joint statement announcing that they had begun to craft agreements related to the … Continue reading

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Termina la duodécima ronda de conversaciones en La Habana

El sábado 10 de agosto, después de prolongar su trabajo por varios días, las delegaciones del gobierno colombiano y de las FARC-EP culminaron la duodécima ronda de conversaciones en La Habana.  En una declaración conjunta, anunciaron que habían iniciado la construcción de … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Historical Memory Report

August 5, 2013 I just returned from Colombia, where one of the highlights of my trip was accompanying the Historical Memory Center (HMC) team to the Casa de Nariño for the presentation of their report, Basta Ya! Colombia: Memorias de guerra y dignidad (Enough Already! … Continue reading

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