Monthly Archives: September 2015

Basta Ya! Report Illuminates Issues at Crux of Colombia’s Peace Talks Breakthrough

[WEBCAST NOW AVAILABLE BELOW] Colombia’s government and the FARC movement achieved their September 23 breakthrough in peace negotiations by setting down basic principles on the rights of victims to truth, justice, reparations and guarantees of non-repetition. USIP’s next Colombia Peace … Continue reading

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Q&A: Colombia Breakthrough a World Model for Peace Talks; Transitional Justice for Victims Breaks New Ground

September 25, 2015 Yesterday’s breakthrough in peace talks between Colombia’s government and rebels reveals the outlines of a final deal and puts the grueling process firmly back on track, says USIP’s Virginia Bouvier. The agreement may serve as a model … Continue reading

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New Justice Accord Signed, Agreement Made to End War in Six Months

11:30 pm Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Word that something was up in the Colombian peace talks began filtering out quickly this morning.  A government colleague warned me to stay tuned for an announcement later today.  A friend in academia told … Continue reading

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41st Cycle Brings Colombian Peace Talks to Edge of Breakthrough; Santos Travels to Cuba Today

September 23. 2015 Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced this morning via his Twitter account that he will travel to Cuba today to meet with the negotiators in Havana.  The unanticipated visit to the peace table is fueling expectations of … Continue reading

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Fortieth Cycle of Peace Talks Ends with Renewed Sense of Optimism

Sept. 7, 2015 Within Colombia, the period of the fortieth round of peace talks between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP (August 20-30) was marked by a reduction in violence.  August showed the lowest levels of conflict violence since 1974, according … Continue reading

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