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Podcast: What’s Happening with Colombia’s Peace Process?

April 11, 2017 The peace accords with the FARC-EP have been signed, and the legislative and judicial processes required to put the accords into practice are well under way.  The FARC-EP troops in 26 transitional zones have been registered and … Continue reading

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Heartbreaking Headlines from Mocoa and How You Can Help

April 5, 2017 Between Friday night, March 31, and Saturday morning, April 1, torrential rains caused three rivers near the capital city of Mocoa, in the southwestern department of Putumayo, to overflow their beds.  The flash floods, coinciding with Colombia’s … Continue reading

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Building Colombia’s New Peace: Young Peace Leaders Explore Their Roles in Colombia and Beyond

March 24, 2017 Check out the panel at the University of Cartagena, sponsored by the U.S. Institute for Peace’s Generation Change Program, launched this week in Cartagena, Colombia. Speakers included: Luis Felipe Botero Technical Advisor, Territorial Peace Team for the … Continue reading

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Colombia Peace Talks Open with Second Rebel Group: Process Might Provide Model for Civil Society Participation

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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Happy Thanksgiving: Peace Accord Signed Today in Bogota

November 24, 2016 At 11 am in the Teatro Colón in Bogotá today, Thursday, November 24, Colombian government and FARC-EP negotiators signed the Final Agreement for the Ending of the Conflict and the Building of a Stable and Lasting Peace. … Continue reading

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Revised Colombian Peace Accord Released Today, Available Here

November 14, 2016 Forty-one days after voters rejected a peace deal to end Colombia’s half-century old armed conflict, Colombian government and FARC-EP negotiators announced late Sunday night that they had completed a revised agreement.  (See the joint communiqué here.)  The … Continue reading

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President Juan Manuel Santos Interview on PBS NewsHour

November 1, 2016 In case you missed it, here’s the interview PBS did with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos last night.

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