Monthly Archives: October 2016

Negotiators Return to Bogota as they Work Toward New Peace Accord

October 31, 2016 Three weeks after the plebiscite, the shock appears to be wearing off.  In its wake and following intensive consultations that have opened dialogue with previously disaffected sectors (most notably, current President Juan Manuel Santos and his predecessor former … Continue reading

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Formal Talks with ELN Set to Begin in Quito

October 12, 2016 After more than five failed efforts at peace negotiations between Colombia’s second largest guerrilla organization, the National Liberation Army (ELN), and the Colombian government, and after two years of exploratory talks that included more than 22 rounds, … Continue reading

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Why did Colombia’s Plebiscite for Peace Fail?

October 4, 2013 Following a plebiscite that rejected by a hair the peace accord between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP that was just signed in Cartagena on September 26, there is much soul-searching, self-critique, and reflection among those of … Continue reading

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