Category Archives: Dialogue

Recap of the 37th Round of Peace Talks

June 26, 2015 I have been traveling in recent weeks and without internet access, so, before the 38th round of talks which has been underway since June 17th comes to a close, let me do a brief recap of the … Continue reading

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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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28th Cycle of Talks in Havana in Full Swing

September 10, 2014 On Monday, September 1, the government of Colombia and the FARC-EP reconvened in Havana to initiate the 28th cycle of peace talks.  In this cycle, negotiators are working simultaneously on several different fronts. Victims The parties at … Continue reading

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Twentieth Round of Talks Begins Today

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Colombia on the Washington Agenda

January 21, 2014 Long lines gathered outside the residence of the Colombian Embassy last Wednesday night (January 15) for entry to the reception celebrating the credentialing of Colombia’s new Ambassador to the United States, Luis Carlos Villegas, and welcoming him … 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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Fourteenth Cycle Ends; Talks Set to Resume October 3rd

September 22, 2013 On Thursday, September 19, the negotiating teams of the government of Colombia and the FARC-EP issued their 24th joint statement as they completed their fourteenth cycle of talks in Havana (for the English version of the statement, click here).  They noted that … Continue reading

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