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August 5, 2013 I just returned from Colombia, where one of the highlights of my trip was accompanying the Historical Memory Center (HMC) team to the Casa de Nariño for the presentation of their report, Basta Ya! Colombia: Memorias de guerra y dignidad (Enough Already! … Continue reading

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In Cuba, the parties have been making steady progress on the peace agenda, with occasional, if relatively minor, delays.  Talks were to resume on July 22nd, but the discussions on the Marco Jurídico para la Paz (where President Santos and … Continue reading

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Día de la Independencia desde Bogotá

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El 20 de julio era el Día de la Independencia en Colombia y me fui para el desfile en la avenida 68 de Bogotá.   En el evento, participaron 12,000 uniformados con una revista aérea de helicópteros Black Hawk, y … 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 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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Press for Peace is on

Since the April 9th rallies for peace, President Santos appears to be recognizing the need for a public campaign to accompany the confidential peace negotiations in Havana.  Signs of this new era are apparent in the quantity and quality of … Continue reading

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Agreement Reached on Rural Reforms

On Sunday, May 26, the delegates of the Colombian government and the FARC-EP gathered for a joint press conference following their ninth round of talks in Havana to announce that they had reached an agreement they called “Toward a New … Continue reading

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The Pope and the Bishops Speak of Peace in Colombia

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos’s endorsement of last month’s April 9th rallies for peace signaled the beginning of a more active courtship by the government of key opinion leaders, and has opened the door for public expressions of support for the … Continue reading

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I just returned from Vancouver, where I participated in workshops at the University of British Colombia and Simon Fraser University on the peace processes in Turkey and Colombia.  (See my previous post for details of the conference.)  It was stimulating … Continue reading

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