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Colombia Peace Talks Open with Second Rebel Group: Process Might Provide Model for Civil Society Participation

February 6, 2017 After three years of exploratory talks, the Colombian government and the country’s largest remaining insurgency, the National Liberation Army (ELN), are due to open formal negotiations tomorrow in Quito, Ecuador. The beginning of the long-delayed talks represents … Continue reading

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The Accord: Colombia’s Commitment to Peace

September 30, 2016 There are landmark moments in the history of a nation that transcend borders and herald a new vision for the future. The signing of the peace accord in Colombia represents such a moment. If the Colombian people … Continue reading

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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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Abriendo el proceso de paz a nuevas voces

26 de mayo de 2015  Acabamos de salir del evento en el Instituto de Paz de los Estados Unidos (USIP) sobre el tema, “Abriendo camino al proceso de paz para los Afro-colombianos.”   Muchos de nuestros distinguidos panelistas vinieron de las zonas … 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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Sidelining the Spoilers

November 26, 2014 When the news broke last week that Colombian Brigadier General Rubén Darío Alzate and two colleagues had been detained in the Chocó region by the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC-EP), it threw the country’s two-year old peace … Continue reading

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Crisis Management in Colombia: Update on an Unfolding Crisis

November 24, 2014 A week that should have been given over to reflection on the achievements and pending agenda of the Colombian peace talks in Havana was spent seeking to manage a crisis that caused the suspension of the 31st … Continue reading

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Unfolding Story: Temporary Suspension of Colombian Peace Talks in Cuba

Monday, November 17, 2014 Just after midnight this morning, as the government of Colombia and the FARC-EP were preparing to resume their 31st round of conversations in Havana, President Juan Manuel Santos ordered his negotiators not to travel to Havana … Continue reading

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30th Cycle Begins With New Changes at the Peace Table

October 27, 2014 The thirtieth round of talks between the government of Colombia and the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC-EP) began on Friday, Oct. 24 in Havana.  In this round, the parties have resumed discussion of the issue of victims; … Continue reading

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Welcome News for Thanksgiving and a New Mechanism for the Peace Table

November 27, 2013 Talks between the Colombian government and the FARC resume tomorrow in Havana.  In this 17th round of discussions, the parties will focus on illicit crops and drug trafficking, and will be joined by two women at the table–María … Continue reading

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