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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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Constitutional Court Approves Plebiscite for Colombian Peace Accords

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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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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New Agreements Reached While Final Points Are Fine-Tuned in Havana

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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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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Colombian Accord on Victims Sets the Stage for a New Year

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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Confidence Builds for Peace in Colombia

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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