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Colombia Peace Talks

How a New Colombian Peace Agreement Came So Quickly After a 'No' Vote?

The Conversation US | Posted 12.06.2016 | Impact
The Conversation US

By Arthur Lupia, University of Michigan In October, when Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the Nobel Peace Prize, some people were confused....

When Peace and Justice Don't Line Up: Restorative Lessons from Colombia

Molly Bangs | Posted 11.04.2016 | World
Molly Bangs

The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) had hopes of ending a brutal 52-year war in their proposed peace deal. ...

Despite Referendum Defeat, Colombian President Santos Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Roger Alford | Posted 10.12.2016 | World
Roger Alford

Second, the decision to award the prize to Santos despite the peace deal's narrow defeat in the October 2 referendum came as a surprise to many. But the Nobel Committee has frequently used the prize to not only honor past achievements, but also spur parties to redouble their efforts to secure peace.

A Second Chance on this Earth: Colombians Sign Peace Accord

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 10.05.2016 | World
Lisa Haugaard

Among a sea of Colombians dressed in white in a plaza in Cartagena, I watched as President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC leader Rodrigo Londoño, alias Timochenko, signed the peace accords on September 26, 2016, using a pen made from bullets.

Will Peace with the FARC End Violence in Colombia?

Sarah Z. Daly | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
Sarah Z. Daly

Exclaimed President Juan Manuel Santos to the General Assembly in New York this week. A peace accord was signed on August 26, 2016 in Havana, Cuba, between the leaders of Colombia and the FARC, Colombia's foremost opposition group, and faces a referendum on October 2nd.

Why Colombia's peace deal might depend on a social network

Apolitical | Posted 09.08.2016 | Impact
Apolitical

In June, Colombia's federation of municipal ombudsmen (FENALPER) launched Recon, a site that brings together hundreds of grass roots projects trying t...

Cuba Revisited

Mette Holm | Posted 07.23.2016 | World
Mette Holm

A visit to Cuba has been very high on my list while in New York, and I made it in June. I would have loved to fly direct from the US, but this is only possible twice a week, so we had to do a stop-over.

Colombia: Learning To Love Soccer Again

Pedro Pizano | Posted 06.24.2016 | World
Pedro Pizano

Today, Colombians have much to celebrate. As President Juan Manuel Santos signs a cease-fire with its oldest guerrilla group, the country is overrun by soccer fever.

Peace, in Colombian, means division

Diego Senior | Posted 03.29.2016 | World
Diego Senior

First, some background: Colombia's armed conflict is the longest running in Latin America and, some say, the world. The Marxist guerrillas and the Col...

Peace Is Possible In Colombia, But Let's Not Dismiss War Crimes

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 02.03.2016 | World
Lisa Haugaard

After 220,000 dead (80 percent of whom were civilians), tens of thousands disappeared, countless victims of sexual violence, and more than 6 million internally displaced, it's time to stop the war.

The Kids Are Alright!

AJ Hartnett | Posted 04.11.2015 | World
AJ Hartnett

Violence, destruction of homes, towns and loss of life is having an impact on the emerging personalities and psyches of all kids in conflict areas. But I am also seeing them rise from the ashes to lead a revolution in thinking and behavior, that will build a framework for a better life.

What Miss Universe Wants You To Know About Colombia

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.30.2015 | Latino Voices

Although the violent drug war in Colombia has dominated the headlines for years, newly-crowned Miss Universe Paulina Vega said there’s more to her h...

New Year's Resolutions For U.S. Policy Towards Latin America: Check Some Off The List, More to Do!

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 03.04.2015 | World
Lisa Haugaard

Whether dealing with close U.S. partners or more distant governments, the United States should have the same principled voice for human rights. 2014 was a decent year for change in U.S. policies towards Latin America and the Caribbean. Let's make 2015 a banner year.

As Colombia Seeks to Address Serious Crimes, Are There Lessons From International Experiences?

David Tolbert | Posted 02.04.2015 | World
David Tolbert

Colombia is in the midst of historic peace talks. Many difficult challenges have been addressed, but a number of thorny issues are still on the table. A key point left to be settled is that of criminal accountability for the most serious crimes committed during the country's 50-year internal armed conflict.

Colombia's President Hopes FARC Rebels Will Release Hostages Next Week

Reuters | Posted 01.22.2015 | World

BOGOTA, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he hoped next week to secure the release of five captives, including an army ...

FARC Urges Continuation To Peace Talks After Confirming Army General's Kidnapping

Reuters | Posted 01.18.2015 | Latino Voices

(Recasts, adds comment, background) By Rosa Tania Valdés and Helen Murphy HAVANA/BOGOTA, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Colombia's ...

Carolina Moreno

Juanes Discusses ‘The Key' To Achieving Peace In Colombia

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolina Moreno | Posted 09.25.2014 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- The peace process to end the decades-old conflict in Colombia has been a long road -- one the country's government hopes will end with the...

Colombian Presidential Election: What Is at Stake for the Colombian People?

Adriana Aristizábal | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
Adriana Aristizábal

Will they have impunity? Will they be integrated into the political system without punishment? Or, is there a price to be paid?

U.S. Army To Use Soap Operas In Fight Against Colombian Rebel Group

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

The U.S. Army seems to have a new solution to the half-century long violence propelled by Colombia’s insurgent guerrilla group -- soap operas. Well,...

Ten New Year's Resolutions for U.S. Policy Towards Latin America

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 03.06.2013 | World
Lisa Haugaard

If we could keep these resolutions, 2013 would be a banner year for U.S.-Latin American relations.

Colombia Peace Talks, The Obstacles On The Road To Norway

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Colombians around the world will fix their gaze on Norway this Wednesday, when President Juan Manuel Santos and government officials reopen peace talk...