Monthly Archives: May 2014

Colombia Prepares for Run-off Elections

May 31, 2014 In the presidential elections last Sunday, Democratic Center candidate Oscar Iván Zuluaga garnered 29.25 % of the vote against the incumbent President and National Unity candidate Juan Manuel Santos.  The latter pulled 25.69% of the 13.2 million votes … Continue reading

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Peace and the Presidential Elections in Colombia

May 24, 2014 It is widely expected that tomorrow’s presidential elections in Colombia will result in a run-off election on June 15th between the incumbent President and National Unity candidate Juan Manuel Santos and Democratic Center party candidate, Oscar Iván … Continue reading

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More Late-Breaking News Live from Havana: Agreement on Drugs Reached at Peace Table

The delegates of the government of Colombia and the FARC-EP meeting in Havana have reached agreement on the topic of illicit crops and drug trafficking, the fourth item of the “Framework agreement for ending the conflict and the construction of … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Unilateral Electoral Ceasefire Declared by FARC and ELN

May 16, 2014 A few hours ago, the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC-EP) and the National Liberation Army (ELN) announced a unilateral ceasefire to take place in Colombia from May 20-28.  (See the FARC statement here.)  Colombia’s presidential elections are … Continue reading

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Round #25 Continues in Havana

May 13, 2014 The peace delegations of the Colombian government and the FARC returned to the table in Havana yesterday to continue discussions of the third item on the peace agenda, drug trafficking and illicit crops.  At the end of … Continue reading

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