Monthly Archives: November 2013

Welcome News for Thanksgiving and a New Mechanism for the Peace Table

November 27, 2013 Talks between the Colombian government and the FARC resume tomorrow in Havana.  In this 17th round of discussions, the parties will focus on illicit crops and drug trafficking, and will be joined by two women at the table–María … Continue reading

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Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing on Colombia

Video transcript now available of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing on Colombia.  For transcripts, click here.

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Arauca

November 18, 2013 The Department of Arauca, on the northeastern edge of Colombia bordering Venezuela, is home to the Caño-Limón-Coveñas pipeline.  The conflict over natural resources, territory, and autonomy here has involved all of Colombia’s armed actors–the Colombian Revolutionary Armed … Continue reading

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Substance of the Political Participation Agreement

November 12, 2013 In the joint accord signed on November 6, 2013, negotiators representing the government of Colombia and the FARC-EP laid out a framework for “deepening and strengthening our democracy, broadening the rights and guarantees for the exercise of opposition, as … Continue reading

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Long-Awaited Accord Surpasses Expectations

November 7, 2013 The city is abuzz with talk about the new accord on political participation reached by Colombian government and FARC-EP negotiators in Havana at the close of the sixteenth round of talks on Wednesday, November 6th.  (For the … Continue reading

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Breaking News from the Peace Table in Havana

November 6, 2013 This morning, a joint communiqué (#27) by the Colombian government and the FARC-EP announced that the parties have reached agreement on the second agenda item under discussion at the peace table in Havana—political participation.  (See my latest … Continue reading

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Round Sixteen of the Peace Talks Extended

November 4, 2013 On October 31, the delegates of the Colombian government and the FARC-EP issued a joint communiqué announcing that they would extend the sixteenth round of peace talks taking place in Havana and work straight through until Monday, November … Continue reading

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