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Formal Talks with ELN Set to Begin in Quito

October 12, 2016 After more than five failed efforts at peace negotiations between Colombia’s second largest guerrilla organization, the National Liberation Army (ELN), and the Colombian government, and after two years of exploratory talks that included more than 22 rounds, … Continue reading

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No Hedging of Bets for Colombia’s Plebiscite

September 9, 2016 Colombian rebel troops are heading to decommissioning centers and minors are set to leave guerrilla ranks on Sept. 10 as the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) begin implementing their peace accord ahead of … 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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ELN Talks Announced Last Week; Havana Talks Resume Today

April 5, 2016 Last Wednesday, March 30, representatives of the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) met at the Foreign Ministry offices in Caracas, Venezuela, to sign a framework agreement that would serve as the basis for launching … Continue reading

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Parties Fine-Tune Strategies to Reach Peace Deal

January 25, 2016 With the self-imposed deadline for a final peace deal only two months away, the Colombian peace talks have shifted into high gear.  Last Tuesday, the peace delegations of the Colombian government and the FARC called on 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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