Category Archives: Latin America

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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Round 37 Closes with Agreement on Truth Commission

June 5, 2015 After a four-day extension of the 37th round of talks between the Colombian government and the FARC that had been launched on May 21, the parties ended their cycle yesterday.  In a joint communiqué, they reported new … Continue reading

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Abriendo camino para los afro-colombianos en el proceso de paz

17 mayo 2015 En el contexto de las encuestas recientes que señalan una disminución del apoyo para las conversaciones entre el gobierno colombiano y las FARC-EP en La Habana (ver aquí), puede ser el momento de profundizar alianzas con la … Continue reading

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32nd Cycle Ends in Havana

Havana, Cuba February 16, 2015 On Thursday, Feb. 12, the latest cycle of peace talks between the government of Colombia and the FARC in Havana came to a close after 10 days of discussions that focused on the final two substantive … Continue reading

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Feliz Año Nuevo

1 enero 2015 Estimados lectores– Me siento profundamente agradecida por las bendiciones que he recibido este año–la salud, mi familia, y amigos y colegas que me nutren, entre otras.  Me da inspiración permanente el trabajo que Uds. y otros hacen … Continue reading

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FARC Announces Unilateral, Indefinite Ceasefire Beginning Saturday

Wed., Dec. 17, 2014 At a press conference at 3 p.m. this afternoon, Iván Márquez, the FARC’s lead negotiator, announced that the FARC would initiate a unilateral ceasefire and cessation of hostilities beginning on Saturday, Dec. 20 at 12:01 a.m. (See … Continue reading

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Sec. State Kerry Heads to Colombia and Peru: View His Pre-Departure Address Today

Dec. 10, 2014 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry travels to Peru and Mexico on Dec. 11 and 12th to “advance U.S. engagement in the Western Hemisphere” and support “international responses to climate change.  (See announcement of trip here.) He … Continue reading

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