Tag Archives: President Juan Manuel Santos

The War is Over!

August 29, 2016 The war in Colombia is officially over.  At zero hours this morning, a definitive bilateral ceasefire and cessation of hostilities went into effect, officially ending Colombia’s fifty-two year old internal armed conflict with the FARC.  President Juan … Continue reading

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Race to a Finish Line That Proves Elusive Brings Multiple Advances at Colombia’s Peace Table

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Parties Fine-Tune Strategies to Reach Peace Deal

January 25, 2016 With the self-imposed deadline for a final peace deal only two months away, the Colombian peace talks have shifted into high gear.  Last Tuesday, the peace delegations of the Colombian government and the FARC called on the … Continue reading

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Peace Talks Resume with High Expectations

December 13, 2015 Peace talks between the government of Colombia and the FARC resumed in Havana last Thursday, December 10, for what the government called the continuation of the 45th cycle, the FARC named the 46th cycle, and what by … Continue reading

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Fortieth Cycle of Peace Talks Ends with Renewed Sense of Optimism

Sept. 7, 2015 Within Colombia, the period of the fortieth round of peace talks between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP (August 20-30) was marked by a reduction in violence.  August showed the lowest levels of conflict violence since 1974, according … Continue reading

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As Colombia’s Elections Approach, Peace Process Finds Itself in Race Against Time

  To see my just published article at the International Peace Institute’s Global Observatory, click here: As Colombia’s Elections Approach, Peace Process Finds Itself in Race Against Time.    

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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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