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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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Q&A: Colombia Breakthrough a World Model for Peace Talks; Transitional Justice for Victims Breaks New Ground

September 25, 2015 Yesterday’s breakthrough in peace talks between Colombia’s government and rebels reveals the outlines of a final deal and puts the grueling process firmly back on track, says USIP’s Virginia Bouvier. The agreement may serve as a model … Continue reading

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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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Gender Experts Arrive in Havana

December 16, 2014 With the renewal of the peace talks in Havana on Dec. 10, the Colombian government and FARC-EP negotiating teams are moving full steam ahead, the visit of the first of three women’s organizations to the peace table … Continue reading

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Sidelining the Spoilers

November 26, 2014 When the news broke last week that Colombian Brigadier General Rubén Darío Alzate and two colleagues had been detained in the Chocó region by the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC-EP), it threw the country’s two-year old peace … Continue reading

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Crisis Management in Colombia: Update on an Unfolding Crisis

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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