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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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February 18, 2016 Despite optimism that a peace agreement will soon be reached at the peace talks in Havana, the war in Colombia continues, marked by a worrisome rise in attacks on human rights defenders, particularly women.  Human rights defenders … Continue reading

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May 18, 2015 In a context of recent polls indicating waning public support for the peace talks between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)–see previous post here–it is worth thinking about how to address the issue … Continue reading

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23 marzo 2015 Mientras los diálogos de paz avancen en La Habana, el Alto Comisionado para la Paz, Sergio Jaramillo, ha llamado para la “paz territorial.” Este concepto reconoce que la firma de un acuerdo de paz no es suficiente … 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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20th April 2014 On Thursday, April 17th, President Juan Manuel Santos declared three days of national mourning in observance of the death of Gabriel García Márquez, or “Gabo,” as he is affectionately known.  The entire world mourns with Colombia as … Continue reading

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014 By:   Virginia M. Bouvier, Lisa Haugaard and Moira Birss Peace is more than just silencing guns. That was the upshot when Colombian human rights defenders gathered at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, DC last … Continue reading

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Venture to Vancouver

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Throughout the twentieth century, women’s day has been associated with the call for human rights (especially labor rights and women’s rights) and opposition to war.  It was first celebrated globally on March 8th, 1975, in tandem with the first UN … Continue reading

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Foro Interamericano

Another post for my Spanish-speaking readers with a clip from a Voice of America television program yesterday morning, October 19th.  Click here here to see the tape of the program.  For a shorter YouTube version, click here. Aquí va la discusión que se … Continue reading

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