Category Archives: Peace Initiatives

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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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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November 7, 2013 The city is abuzz with talk about the new accord on political participation reached by Colombian government and FARC-EP negotiators in Havana at the close of the sixteenth round of talks on Wednesday, November 6th.  (For the … Continue reading

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November 4, 2013 On October 31, the delegates of the Colombian government and the FARC-EP issued a joint communiqué announcing that they would extend the sixteenth round of peace talks taking place in Havana and work straight through until Monday, November … Continue reading

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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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El 28 de agosto las delegaciones del gobierno colombiano y de las FARC-EP terminaron el décimo tercer ciclo de conversaciones en La Habana.  La pequeña pausa en el diálogo entre el viernes y el lunes de la semana pasada, anticipada … Continue reading

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While talks on political participation continue in Havana between the Santos government and the FARC-EP, pressure for Colombia’s second-largest guerrilla organization, the National Liberation Army (ELN), to come to the peace table has been mounting. FARC-ELN Alliance Announced Last week, … Continue reading

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The parties completed their tenth round of talks in Havana on Friday, June 21, and issued their first joint report on the status of the negotiation process. The report is a detailed accounting of the peace talks thus far, and … Continue reading

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The negotiating teams were back at work this morning in Havana after having reached agreement on rural agrarian reforms at the end of the last round of talks.  (See my earlier blog posts.)  It’s been a busy day. Venezuelan President … Continue reading

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