Monthly Archives: April 2014

New Datexco Poll on Upcoming Elections

Monday, April 28 With presidential elections in Colombia less than a month away, a new poll by Datexco, commissioned by El Tiempo and “W” radio, was published on Sunday, April 27.  See here.) The poll, conducted in 1,974 face-to-face interviews in five … Continue reading

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Colombia Peace Talks Resume in Havana

April 23, 2014 The Colombian government and FARC peace delegations finished their 23rd round of discussions in Havana on April 11, breaking in time for Holy Week.  At the close of the session, they issued a joint statement recognizing that … Continue reading

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Gabriel García Márquez – Discurso Nobel: La soledad de América Latina

Vale la pena leer el discurso dado por Gabriel García Márquez en Estocolmo en 1982:   Gabriel García Márquez – Nobel Lecture: La soledad de America latina. A good read:  the Nobel Prize for Literature speech given by Gabriel García Márquez … Continue reading

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Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014): Rest in Peace

20th April 2014 On Thursday, April 17th, President Juan Manuel Santos declared three days of national mourning in observance of the death of Gabriel García Márquez, or “Gabo,” as he is affectionately known.  The entire world mourns with Colombia as … Continue reading

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Recap of Peace News as 23rd Cycle Begins

April 4, 2014 The parties resumed their twenty-third round of talks today, Friday, April 4th, after a relatively shorter break than usual.  The last round ended on Sunday, March 30, with a joint communiqué by the government of Colombia and … Continue reading

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The Catholic Church and Peacebuilding in Colombia

A conversation with Cardinal Ruben Salazar, Archbishop of Bogota and President of Colombia’s Episcopal Conference, now livestreaming from the University of Notre Dame:  http://kroc.nd.edu/live-stream.

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Peace and Human Rights in Colombia: Report on a Conference

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 By:   Virginia M. Bouvier, Lisa Haugaard and Moira Birss Peace is more than just silencing guns. That was the upshot when Colombian human rights defenders gathered at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, DC last … Continue reading

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