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Confirmation Hearing of Kevin Whitaker

11 December 2013 This morning, the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations held a hearing to consider President Barack Obama’s nominations for key foreign policy positions, including the posts of U.S. ambassador to Canada, Chile, and Colombia. The Senate Foreign … Continue reading

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“Foro Interamericano” sobre Paz en Colombia

7 de diciembre de 2013 Ayer discutimos en el “Foro Interamericano” de la Voz de América las negociaciones en La Habana entre el gobierno colombiano y las FARC, tanto como la visita del Presidente Juan Manuel Santos a Washington, D.C. … Continue reading

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The Call for Peace from Colombia’s Social Sectors

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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Conferencia: Tierras y la Agenda de Paz en Colombia

Hace cinco meses, las negociaciones formales de paz se iniciaron entre el gobierno de Colombia y la guerrilla de las FARC-EP. Las primeras rondas de conversaciones se han concentrado en el tema de desarrollo agrario integral–el primer tema de los … Continue reading

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Reflections on International Women’s Day

Throughout the twentieth century, women’s day has been associated with the call for human rights (especially labor rights and women’s rights) and opposition to war.  It was first celebrated globally on March 8th, 1975, in tandem with the first UN … Continue reading

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Hope and Expectation in Colombia

            This is a moment of tremendous hope and expectation in Colombia.  Following a year-and-a half of quiet confidence-building measures and six months of secret exploratory talks in Cuba, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC … Continue reading

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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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