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February 6, 2017 After three years of exploratory talks, the Colombian government and the country’s largest remaining insurgency, the National Liberation Army (ELN), are due to open formal negotiations tomorrow in Quito, Ecuador. The beginning of the long-delayed talks represents … Continue reading

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February 1, 2016 Last week was a banner week for Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos.  The UN Security Council, Latin American and Caribbean leaders from across the hemisphere, and the European Union all stepped up to the plate in support … Continue reading

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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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November 26, 2014 When the news broke last week that Colombian Brigadier General Rubén Darío Alzate and two colleagues had been detained in the Chocó region by the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC-EP), it threw the country’s two-year old peace … Continue reading

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November 24, 2014 A week that should have been given over to reflection on the achievements and pending agenda of the Colombian peace talks in Havana was spent seeking to manage a crisis that caused the suspension of the 31st … Continue reading

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Monday, November 17, 2014 Just after midnight this morning, as the government of Colombia and the FARC-EP were preparing to resume their 31st round of conversations in Havana, President Juan Manuel Santos ordered his negotiators not to travel to Havana … Continue reading

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September 22, 2013 On Thursday, September 19, the negotiating teams of the government of Colombia and the FARC-EP issued their 24th joint statement as they completed their fourteenth cycle of talks in Havana (for the English version of the statement, click here).  They noted that … Continue reading

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En la última ronda de la mesa de conversaciones de paz en La Habana, surgieron a luz algunas tensiones, se produjo una “pausa” pequeña en las conversaciones, se recuperó, y se estableció la fecha para el próximo ciclo de encuentros.  Cuando … Continue reading

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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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Modeling Inclusion for Peace

Last week, on Thursday, September 6, Sandra Ramírez filed into Havana‘s convention palace with five of her FARC comrades and seated herself at the table in front of a packed auditorium.  The FARC had convened a press conference to discuss … Continue reading

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