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Vicissitudes of a Peace Process: 36th Round of Talks Closes with Parties on Track

May 11, 2015 The Colombian government and the FARC-EP ended their 36th cycle of peace talks on Friday, May 8.  In a joint declaration, the parties announced that during the 11-day cycle, they had worked on three distinct fronts.  (See … Continue reading

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Politics from Bogota

June 14, 2014 Just back from a week in Bogota, where I was able to partake of some of the capital’s  political culture in the final days before Sunday’s presidential elections.  It has been an exciting time, but also one … Continue reading

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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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Sustainable Peace

I am here at the United Nations today, about to head out for the Turkish Embassy, where the Secretary-General’s new report on mediation will be launched.  It is an exciting time to be in New York, with heads of state … Continue reading

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Colombian Peace Talks on the Horizon

 August 27, 2012 Tonight Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos confirmed the rumors that crested and then exploded after former President Alvaro Uribe tweeted that President Santos had authorized secret peace talks in Havana between government authorities and the Colombian Revolutionary … Continue reading

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