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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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July 20, 2016 On Monday, July 18, in an anxiously-awaited decision, Colombia’s Constitutional Court unanimously approved the statutory law establishing the plebiscite as the mechanism by which the Colombian electorate will approve or reject the Havana peace accords negotiated by … Continue reading

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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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June 17, 2016 It has been a month of steady progress at the peace table in Havana.  After completing their fiftieth cycle of peace talks on Wed., May 25, 2016, the Colombian government and the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC-EP) … Continue reading

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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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Havana, Cuba December 16, 2015 Tuesday’s historic accord on victims explicitly seeks to ensure the rights of victims through an Integrated System of Truth, Justice, Reparations, and Non Repetition.   According to the joint communiqué issued by the government and … Continue reading

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Dec. 2, 2015 Colombia’s peace talks have seen an acceleration of activity since Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC commander-in-chief Rodrigo Londoño (aka ‘Timoleón Jiménez’ or ‘Timochenko’) met in Havana on Sept. 23 and promised there would be a … Continue reading

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November 10, 2015 The Colombian government and the FARC-EP headed back to the peace table in Havana last week and are scheduled to complete their 43rd round of talks on November 13.  It has been a busy month for politics … Continue reading

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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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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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