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Talks with ELN Launched Tonight

February 7, 2017  At 5 pm tonight, peace talks opened in Quito, Ecuador, between the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN).  The talks will take place at the Cashapampa Hacienda, an estate in the southwestern part of Quito … Continue reading

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Colombia Peace Talks Open with Second Rebel Group: Process Might Provide Model for Civil Society Participation

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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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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New Steps to Address The Tragedy of Colombia’s Disappeared

June 10, 2016 Virginia M. Bouvier and Lisa Haugaard* The tragedy of the “disappeared” in Colombia’s more than half-century of internal war cuts across the entire society. Among those who were forcibly seized and then vanished without further information are … Continue reading

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Parties Resume Talks in Havana; Advances in Trust-Building Continue

April 21, 2016 Colombian government and FARC-EP representatives resume their 49th round of peace talks in Havana today.  There they continue discussions on ending the internal armed conflict that has plagued Colombia for more than half a century.  Negotiators had … 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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Agreement on Disappearances Moving Forward

November 12, 2015 During the “recess” from October 9th and Nov. 3rd. and throughout the 43rd session that began on Nov. 3, the government of Colombia and the FARC-EP parties continued to work on parallel tracks on a number of issues … Continue reading

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