Category Archives: Western Hemisphere

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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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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Peace Process Gearing Up for the Next Round

20 January 2015 From Jan. 15-18, representatives of the Colombian government and the FARC-EP held planning meetings to exchange proposals on the methodologies to be followed in the upcoming cycles of peace talks.  On Jan. 18, they released a joint … 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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Peace and the Presidential Elections in Colombia

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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Recap of Peace News as 23rd Cycle Begins

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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Perspectives on Colombia’s Peace Process and Opportunities for U.S. Engagement

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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