Monthly Archives: December 2014

Happy New Year!

Dec. 31, 2014 Dear Readers– As this year draws to a close, I am grateful for my health, a loving family, and supportive friends and colleagues.  I continue to be inspired by the work that so many of you and others … Continue reading

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FARC Announces Unilateral, Indefinite Ceasefire Beginning Saturday

Wed., Dec. 17, 2014 At a press conference at 3 p.m. this afternoon, Iván Márquez, the FARC’s lead negotiator, announced that the FARC would initiate a unilateral ceasefire and cessation of hostilities beginning on Saturday, Dec. 20 at 12:01 a.m. (See … Continue reading

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Gender Experts Arrive in Havana

December 16, 2014 With the renewal of the peace talks in Havana on Dec. 10, the Colombian government and FARC-EP negotiating teams are moving full steam ahead, the visit of the first of three women’s organizations to the peace table … Continue reading

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Sec. State Kerry Heads to Colombia and Peru: View His Pre-Departure Address Today

Dec. 10, 2014 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry travels to Peru and Mexico on Dec. 11 and 12th to “advance U.S. engagement in the Western Hemisphere” and support “international responses to climate change.  (See announcement of trip here.) He … Continue reading

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Back on Track: Colombian Peace Talks Resume Today in Havana

Dec. 10, 2014 The peace delegations of the government of Colombia and the FARC-EP return to the table in Havana to resume talks today, thereby putting an end to the crisis that was precipitated by the detention of a high-ranking … Continue reading

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