Category Archives: Latin America

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Oct. 5, 2014 The peace delegations of the Colombian government and the FARC ended their 29th cycle of talks on Friday, Oct. 3, and announced that they would initiate the 30th cycle on October 20.  During the 29th cycle, as … Continue reading

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