Tag Archives: Gustavo Petro

Victims on the Agenda and at the Table; Presidential Debates

June 6, 2014 Last Tuesday, June 3rd, the Colombian government and FARC delegations resumed peace  talks in Havana, where they are preparing to discuss the theme of victims.  On his arrival in Havana, lead government negotiator Humberto de la Calle … Continue reading

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Colombia Prepares for Run-off Elections

May 31, 2014 In the presidential elections last Sunday, Democratic Center candidate Oscar Iván Zuluaga garnered 29.25 % of the vote against the incumbent President and National Unity candidate Juan Manuel Santos.  The latter pulled 25.69% of the 13.2 million votes … Continue reading

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Recap of Peace News as 23rd Cycle Begins

April 4, 2014 The parties resumed their twenty-third round of talks today, Friday, April 4th, after a relatively shorter break than usual.  The last round ended on Sunday, March 30, with a joint communiqué by the government of Colombia and … Continue reading

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Wrapping up the Old Year and Starting Afresh

12 January 2014 Happy New Year to all! The delegates of the government of Colombia and the FARC-EP resume their conversations in Cuba on illicit crops and drug trafficking tomorrow.  (See my two earlier posts, one in Spanish and one … Continue reading

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Confirmation Hearing of Kevin Whitaker

11 December 2013 This morning, the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations held a hearing to consider President Barack Obama’s nominations for key foreign policy positions, including the posts of U.S. ambassador to Canada, Chile, and Colombia. The Senate Foreign … Continue reading

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A Peace Summit of Local Authorities

Last week, I came to Bogotá to participate in the Peace Summit of Mayors and Governors.  The event was sponsored by Gustavo Petro, the Mayor of Bogotá, and included the participation of local and regional authorities from some of the most … Continue reading

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