Category Archives: Cuba

June 24, 2016 “Colombia Cease-Fire Accord Marks Historic Turn” (Reprinted from “Q&A: On the Issues with Virginia “Ginny” Bouvier,” by Fred Strasser). More than a half-century of internal warfare in Colombia is on the brink of a peaceful resolution after … Continue reading

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March 29, 2016 In an historic meeting in Havana last September, the President of Colombia and the head of the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) surprised the world when, after three years of peace talks, they announced they would sign … Continue reading

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January 20, 2016 Yesterday, the peace delegations of the Government of Colombia and the FARC-EP, meeting in Havana for their 46th cycle of talks, took another major leap toward ending Colombia’s internal armed conflict.  In a  joint communiqué, the parties announced … Continue reading

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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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July 3, 2015 In celebration of the progressive thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations, following are selections from the “Buenos Días, América” album by Pablo Milanés.  I recall listening endlessly to this 1987 album on my new “Sony Walkman” (remember those?) as … Continue reading

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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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April 23, 2014 The Colombian government and FARC peace delegations finished their 23rd round of discussions in Havana on April 11, breaking in time for Holy Week.  At the close of the session, they issued a joint statement recognizing that … Continue reading

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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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7 de diciembre de 2013 Ayer discutimos en el “Foro Interamericano” de la Voz de América las negociaciones en La Habana entre el gobierno colombiano y las FARC, tanto como la visita del Presidente Juan Manuel Santos a Washington, D.C. … Continue reading

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November 12, 2013 In the joint accord signed on November 6, 2013, negotiators representing the government of Colombia and the FARC-EP laid out a framework for “deepening and strengthening our democracy, broadening the rights and guarantees for the exercise of opposition, as … Continue reading

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