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Vale la pena leer el discurso dado por Gabriel García Márquez en Estocolmo en 1982:   Gabriel García Márquez – Nobel Lecture: La soledad de America latina. A good read:  the Nobel Prize for Literature speech given by Gabriel García Márquez … Continue reading

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In the absence of a national peace process in the last decade, local and regional peace initiatives have emerged in response to the conflict violence in Colombia.  The call for a political solution to the internal armed conflict, like the … Continue reading

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Lessons for Colombia’s Peace Talks in Oslo and Havana

The installation of the peace table in Norway is now complete, and the delegations are preparing to resume their work in Havana next month.  Reflections on what has been learned from the past and what is yet to be learned … Continue reading

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“Will Colombia peace talks end FARC control?” – Inside Story Americas Al Jazeera English

This segment aired last night, October 18, on Al Jazeera English’s “Inside Story” program.  Participating in the discussion with me were my colleagues, Marc Chernick and Jim Jones. I am not crazy about the title of the program, which seems a … Continue reading

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The Colombian Government and the FARC have just issued their first joint communique from the second phase of peace talks currently under way in Oslo.  Here is the original Spanish version:  Comunicado conjunto del Gobierno Nacional y las FARC. The … Continue reading

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Lecciones para los diálogos de paz en Oslo y La Habana

Aquí adjunto el texto de un nuevo documento, “Lecciones para los diálogos de paz en Oslo y La Habana,” que se lanza hoy cuatro instituciones–el Instituto Estadounidense para la Paz (United States Institute of Peace/USIP), la Universidad de Georgetown, la Universidad … Continue reading

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Preparations for a Peace Process

On Monday, October 15, the government and FARC negotiators will sit down in Oslo to begin the next phase of the Colombian peace talks.  Next Wednesday, they are expected to hold a joint press conference, after which the talks will … 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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International Peace Day and Ceasefires

September 21, 2012 Today is International Peace Day.  Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981 as an annual day of non-violence and voluntary global cease-fire, the annual celebration of peace encourages armed groups in conflict zones voluntarily to … Continue reading

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Modeling Inclusion for Peace

Last week, on Thursday, September 6, Sandra Ramírez filed into Havana‘s convention palace with five of her FARC comrades and seated herself at the table in front of a packed auditorium.  The FARC had convened a press conference to discuss … Continue reading

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