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FARC Announces Unilateral, Indefinite Ceasefire Beginning Saturday

Wed., Dec. 17, 2014 At a press conference at 3 p.m. this afternoon, Iván Márquez, the FARC’s lead negotiator, announced that the FARC would initiate a unilateral ceasefire and cessation of hostilities beginning on Saturday, Dec. 20 at 12:01 a.m. (See … Continue reading

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Victims on the Agenda and at the Table; Presidential Debates

June 6, 2014 Last Tuesday, June 3rd, the Colombian government and FARC delegations resumed peace  talks in Havana, where they are preparing to discuss the theme of victims.  On his arrival in Havana, lead government negotiator Humberto de la Calle … Continue reading

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Colombia Prepares for Run-off Elections

May 31, 2014 In the presidential elections last Sunday, Democratic Center candidate Oscar Iván Zuluaga garnered 29.25 % of the vote against the incumbent President and National Unity candidate Juan Manuel Santos.  The latter pulled 25.69% of the 13.2 million votes … Continue reading

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Colombia on the Washington Agenda

January 21, 2014 Long lines gathered outside the residence of the Colombian Embassy last Wednesday night (January 15) for entry to the reception celebrating the credentialing of Colombia’s new Ambassador to the United States, Luis Carlos Villegas, and welcoming him … Continue reading

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Talking Peace in a Time of War

January 20, 2014 Delegations of the Colombian government (now joined by Nigeria Rentería and María Paulina Riveros) and the FARC-EP (joined by Julián Conrado) initiated the nineteenth cycle of peace talks in Havana on Monday, January 13.   On Wednesday, … Continue reading

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