Category Archives: Latin America

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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September 3, 2014 In another Colombian innovation at the peace tables, on Thursday, August 21, the Colombian government and FARC negotiators installed a new Historical Commission on the Conflict and its Victims (CHCV).  Shortly thereafter, the Commission issued its first communiqué … Continue reading

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July 17, 2014 Colombian government and FARC-EP negotiators have been meeting in Havana since  Tuesday, July 15, to develop the methodology for bringing delegations of victims to the peace table. This has proven to be a complex process, but in a … Continue reading

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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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May 24, 2014 It is widely expected that tomorrow’s presidential elections in Colombia will result in a run-off election on June 15th between the incumbent President and National Unity candidate Juan Manuel Santos and Democratic Center party candidate, Oscar Iván … Continue reading

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Vale la pena leer el discurso dado por Gabriel García Márquez en Estocolmo en 1982:   Gabriel García Márquez – Nobel Lecture: La soledad de America latina. A good read:  the Nobel Prize for Literature speech given by Gabriel García Márquez … 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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March 18, 2014 One interesting mechanism for peace that has evolved in Colombia has been the use of epistolary exchanges and letters by armed and unarmed actors.  In a conflict environment, the exchange of ideas is not always easy, particularly … Continue reading

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February 8, 2014 Videos are now available (see below) for the Colombia peace process conference held on January 23rd at The Elliott School for International Affairs at George Washington University sponsored by the Washington Office on Latin America.  Speakers from across Colombia’s … Continue reading

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