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No Hedging of Bets for Colombia’s Plebiscite

September 9, 2016 Colombian rebel troops are heading to decommissioning centers and minors are set to leave guerrilla ranks on Sept. 10 as the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) begin implementing their peace accord ahead of … Continue reading

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Peace Talks Resume following New Agreements and Preparations for Ceasefire

August 17, 2016 Today the peace delegations of the Colombian government and the FARC-EP resume the next round of what promises to be an extended marathon in their quest to secure a Final Peace Accord.  The government delegation arrived yesterday … Continue reading

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Colombia Cease-Fire Accord Marks Historic Turn 

June 24, 2016 “Colombia Cease-Fire Accord Marks Historic Turn” (Reprinted from “Q&A: On the Issues with Virginia “Ginny” Bouvier,” by Fred Strasser). More than a half-century of internal warfare in Colombia is on the brink of a peaceful resolution after … Continue reading

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New Breakthrough at Colombia’s Peace Table

Bogotá, Colombia May 12, 2016 In what government negotiator Humberto de la Calle called a “highly important act”, yesterday afternoon, the government of Colombia and the FARC-EP moved one step closer to a final peace agreement. (See his statement here.) … Continue reading

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Gender Experts Arrive in Havana

December 16, 2014 With the renewal of the peace talks in Havana on Dec. 10, the Colombian government and FARC-EP negotiating teams are moving full steam ahead, the visit of the first of three women’s organizations to the peace table … Continue reading

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Update on Talks in Havana

November 12, 2014 On Friday, November 7, President Juan Manuel Santos wrapped up a five-day diplomatic marathon for peace to the capital cities of Madrid, Brussels, Berlin, Lisbon, Paris, and London. He met with heads of state, kings, princes, and … Continue reading

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28th Cycle of Talks in Havana in Full Swing

September 10, 2014 On Monday, September 1, the government of Colombia and the FARC-EP reconvened in Havana to initiate the 28th cycle of peace talks.  In this cycle, negotiators are working simultaneously on several different fronts. Victims The parties at … Continue reading

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