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The Accord: Colombia’s Commitment to Peace

September 30, 2016 There are landmark moments in the history of a nation that transcend borders and herald a new vision for the future. The signing of the peace accord in Colombia represents such a moment. If the Colombian people … Continue reading

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Parties at Peace Talks Re-Commit to Reaching a “Good Accord”

March 29, 2016 In an historic meeting in Havana last September, the President of Colombia and the head of the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) surprised the world when, after three years of peace talks, they announced they would sign … 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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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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Thinking about Inclusion: Afro-Colombians and the Colombian Peace Process

May 18, 2015 In a context of recent polls indicating waning public support for the peace talks between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)–see previous post here–it is worth thinking about how to address the issue … Continue reading

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Breaking News from Havana: Joint Declaration of Principles on Victims

June 7, 2014 In a press conference in Havana this morning, where Colombian government and FARC negotiators have been meeting since Tuesday to discuss the theme of victims, the parties  presented a joint “Declaration of Principles for the Discussion of … Continue reading

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Paving the Path to Reconciliation with Memories

September 17, 2013 The Center for Memory, Peace, and Reconciliation (Centro de Memoria, Paz, y Reconciliación) lies at the intersection of Calle 26 and Carrera 19B, just next to the Park of Reconciliation.  It is a new complex, built on the … Continue reading

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