Category Archives: Bouvier

Sidelining the Spoilers

November 26, 2014 When the news broke last week that Colombian Brigadier General Rubén Darío Alzate and two colleagues had been detained in the Chocó region by the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC-EP), it threw the country’s two-year old peace … Continue reading

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Avances importantes sobre tema de víctimas

27 julio 2014 En junio y julio, los delegados de paz del gobierno de Colombia y las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC-EP) hicieron avances importantes en el tema de víctimas y las partes reconocieron el derecho de las víctimas … Continue reading

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Politics from Bogota

June 14, 2014 Just back from a week in Bogota, where I was able to partake of some of the capital’s  political culture in the final days before Sunday’s presidential elections.  It has been an exciting time, but also one … 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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Tensions Overplayed in Colombia’s Peace Process?

October 18, 2013 The rumors of recent weeks that a postponement of the peace talks might occur during electoral season (see my last blog post) appear to have died down, and Colombian  government negotiator Humberto de la Calle and FARC … Continue reading

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Día de la Independencia desde Bogotá

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El 20 de julio era el Día de la Independencia en Colombia y me fui para el desfile en la avenida 68 de Bogotá.   En el evento, participaron 12,000 uniformados con una revista aérea de helicópteros Black Hawk, y … Continue reading

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Kidnapped Truth and Other Victims of the Conflict

In the conflict resolution field, many talk about the idea that conditions need to be ripe for a conflict to be resolved.  This means not only conditions at the negotiating table, but within the society more broadly.  Part of this … Continue reading

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