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Press for Peace is on

Since the April 9th rallies for peace, President Santos appears to be recognizing the need for a public campaign to accompany the confidential peace negotiations in Havana.  Signs of this new era are apparent in the quantity and quality of … Continue reading

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Agreement Reached on Rural Reforms

On Sunday, May 26, the delegates of the Colombian government and the FARC-EP gathered for a joint press conference following their ninth round of talks in Havana to announce that they had reached an agreement they called “Toward a New … Continue reading

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El domingo, 26 de mayo, el gobierno colombiano y las Farc anunciaron que llegaron a un acuerdo sobre el primer punto de la agenda sobre desarrollo agrario integral. Aquí es el anuncio de los delegados del Gobierno y las FARC-EP … Continue reading

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The Pope and the Bishops Speak of Peace in Colombia

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos’s endorsement of last month’s April 9th rallies for peace signaled the beginning of a more active courtship by the government of key opinion leaders, and has opened the door for public expressions of support for the … Continue reading

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I just returned from Vancouver, where I participated in workshops at the University of British Colombia and Simon Fraser University on the peace processes in Turkey and Colombia.  (See my previous post for details of the conference.)  It was stimulating … Continue reading

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Venture to Vancouver

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Termina octava ronda de conversaciones en La Habana

COMUNICADO CONJUNTO. LA HABANA, 03 DE MAYO 2013 Enviado por Mesa de Conversaciones en Sáb, 05/04/2013 – 09:28 Las delegaciones del gobierno y las FARC-EP, informan que: Como resultado del trabajo que han realizado las delegaciones de paz en este ciclo … Continue reading

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Although civil society is not represented at Colombia’s peace table in Havana, the parties have sought to engage civil society since the talks began through a variety of controlled mechanisms.  In this post, I will mainly discuss these “official” venues, recognizing … 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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Civil Society Roles in Conflict Zones

In an environment where peace talks are already underway and civil society has been excluded from the peace tables, it might appear that the government and insurgents are calling all the shots. While the armed actors are the ones who will ultimately … Continue reading

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