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Why Colombia Will Emerge Stronger From the FARC Referendum Defeat

Samuel Ramani | Posted 10.18.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

Even though the failure of President Juan Manuel Santos's FARC peace deal is a major setback for peace in Colombia, many Western commentators have painted an overly pessimistic picture of Colombia's political future.

Getting to Yes in Colombia: What it Would Take to Reintegrate the FARC

The Conversation US | Posted 10.14.2016 | World
The Conversation US

By Kimberly Theidon, Tufts University and Roxanne Krystalli, Tufts University The Nobel Committee awarded Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos the ...

Latin American Migrants in Spain: Fintech Innovations are not Enough

FOMIN | Posted 10.11.2016 | Business

By Fermín Vivanco and Lukas Keller Fermín Vivanco has more than 20 years of experience working on inclusive finance. At the Multilateral Investm...

Can Peace Prevail In Colombia?

Ted Lewis | Posted 10.08.2016 | Latino Voices
Ted Lewis

Peace is not simple and setbacks are inevitable. But a new generation of Colombians has an enormous stake in making peace prevail. And so does the international community as last night's announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to President Santos so clearly demonstrates.

Colombia: Disturbing The Peace

John Feffer | Posted 10.12.2016 | World
John Feffer

The nuclear deal with Iran never went before the American people for an up-or-down vote. Nor did it require two-thirds support of the Senate, since it...

Photos Of Women And Children Survivors Tell A Different Story About Colombia's Struggles

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.07.2016 | Arts

”You read and see on the news a certain portrait of Colombia which unfortunately highlights the violence, the paramilitary and other armed groups, a...

We Cannot Allow Uncertainty To Cloud The Future Of Colombia

Miguel Urban | Posted 10.05.2016 | World
Miguel Urban

The shocking "no" vote puts the peace process at risk, fragments the population even further, and badly injures the legitimacy of the government at this key moment.

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.

History Is No Longer An Accurate Guide To The Future

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.04.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

One need look no further than the outcome of the Brexit vote or the Colombian peace referendum to see how spectacularly the pollsters and bookies got it wrong.

Colombia Scrambles To Revive Peace After Shock Vote

Reuters | Willa Frej | Posted 10.03.2016 | World

BOGOTA ― Colombia’s government and Marxist FARC guerrillas will scramble on Monday to revive a plan to end their 52-year war after voters rejected...

Colombia Plunged Into Uncertainty As Voters Narrowly Reject Peace Deal With FARC Rebels

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 10.04.2016 | World

By Helen Murphy and Julia Symmes Cobb BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombians rejected a peace deal with Marxist insurgents in a referendum on Sunday, plunging ...

Colombians Vote In Historic Peace Referendum

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.02.2016 | World

BOGOTA, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Colombians look set to back a peace accord with Marxist rebels in a referendum on Sunday, the final hurdle for a deal that w...

Thousands Of Colombians Fled The World’s Longest Civil War. Here’s What They Think About The Peace Deal.

The Huffington Post | Sara Elkamel | Posted 10.03.2016 | World

The armed conflict in Colombia has lasted more than 50 years, killed hundreds of thousands of people and displaced millions more. But President Juan M...

Getting To Yes In Colombia

Michael Schulder | Posted 09.28.2016 | World
Michael Schulder

Nearly five years ago, something happened deep in the Colombian jungle that made this week's signing of a peace deal possible. It was a first, risky step, relayed to me by William Ury, co-author of a seminal book on negotiation Getting to Yes.

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.

Will Colombia's Peace Deal Get The People's Vote?

The Conversation US | Posted 09.27.2016 | World
The Conversation US

On Sept. 26, 2016, the Colombian government and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) are expected to sign a formal agreement to end 50 years of conflict.

Colombia's 52-Year War May Soon Be Over, But What Happens Next?

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.26.2016 | World

Colombians will soon vote on a contentious and comprehensive peace deal that could end more than a half-century of conflict between the government and...

Argentina Seeks To Export Its Human Rights Policy

Mariana Rodriguez Pareja | Posted 09.24.2016 | World
Mariana Rodriguez Pareja

The Interamerican Commission for Human Rights has denounced a deep financial crisis, perhaps the worst since its establishment. This debacle happens after years of systematically inadequate funding policies.

Colombia's FARC Unanimously Approves Peace Deal With Government

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 09.23.2016 | World

YARI PLAINS, Colombia, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Colombia’s FARC rebel group voted unanimously to approve a peace deal with the government and form a new ...

Colombians Struggle to Recover After Decades of Conflict

Refugees Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 09.16.2016 | World

The first in Refugees Deeply’s series “Returnees” finds that peace has come too late for many among the nearly 7 million Colombians displaced by...

The Timing is Right for Impact Investing in Latin America

FOMIN | Posted 09.16.2016 | Impact

By Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen is chief of the Multilateral Investment Fund's Knowledge Economy Unit, which seeks to cultivate...

"La Mujer del Animal" Película que denuncia la violencia contra la mujer, se estrenó en el Festival Internacional de Cine de Toronto

Adriana Aristizábal | Posted 09.14.2016 | Latino Voices
Adriana Aristizábal

La edición 41 del Festival Internacional de Cine de Toronto -TIFF-, le abrió espacio a la premier mundial de La Mujer del Animal , nueva producción...

Security Firm Guarding Dakota Access Pipeline Also Used PSYOPs Tactics for BP

Steve Horn | Posted 09.13.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog G4S, a company hiring security staff to guard the hotly contested Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL), also works to guard oil...

How These Indigenous Rappers Are Using Hip-Hop To Preserve Their Language

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 09.08.2016 | Latino Voices

They say music is the universal language of mankind, but Brayan and Dario Tascón are hoping music will help preserve their own language. The duo’s...

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

Apolitical | Posted 09.08.2016 | Impact

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