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Peace Talks Resume following New Agreements and Preparations for Ceasefire

August 17, 2016 Today the peace delegations of the Colombian government and the FARC-EP resume the next round of what promises to be an extended marathon in their quest to secure a Final Peace Accord.  The government delegation arrived yesterday … Continue reading

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Colombia Cease-Fire Accord Marks Historic Turn 

June 24, 2016 “Colombia Cease-Fire Accord Marks Historic Turn” (Reprinted from “Q&A: On the Issues with Virginia “Ginny” Bouvier,” by Fred Strasser). More than a half-century of internal warfare in Colombia is on the brink of a peaceful resolution after … Continue reading

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Parties at Peace Talks Re-Commit to Reaching a “Good Accord”

March 29, 2016 In an historic meeting in Havana last September, the President of Colombia and the head of the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) surprised the world when, after three years of peace talks, they announced they would sign … Continue reading

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Stars Move into Alignment for the Peace Accords: Heading toward the Finish Line in Cuba

February 1, 2016 Last week was a banner week for Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos.  The UN Security Council, Latin American and Caribbean leaders from across the hemisphere, and the European Union all stepped up to the plate in support … Continue reading

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Picking Up the Pace at the Peace Table: Round 46 Begins in Havana

January 13, 2016 Cycle 46 Begins The peace delegations of the Colombian government and the FARC-EP met today in Havana for their 46th round of peace talks.  This round is the first of the new year. Launched in the aftermath … Continue reading

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41st Cycle Brings Colombian Peace Talks to Edge of Breakthrough; Santos Travels to Cuba Today

September 23. 2015 Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced this morning via his Twitter account that he will travel to Cuba today to meet with the negotiators in Havana.  The unanticipated visit to the peace table is fueling expectations of … Continue reading

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Highlights of the 39th Cycle of Peace Talks in Havana

August 19, 2015 As the Colombian government and the FARC prepare to return to the peace table in Havana tomorrow, August 20th, for the 40th cycle of talks, I offer here a brief recap and analysis of the flurry of … Continue reading

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