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Colombia And Former Rebels Are Trying To Build Peace, One Tent At A Time

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.07.2017 | Home

ICONONZO, Colombia ― Last November, at a solemn ceremony in the capital city of Bogota, the Colombian government signed a historic peace accord with...

4 Lessons in Non-Violent Peace Building

Johann Berlin | Posted 02.08.2017 | Impact
Johann Berlin

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar with Farc Leaders at peace talks in Cuba pre-ceasefire As the CEO of TLEX Institute, a leadership institute that trains leaders...

Leave National Referendums In 2016

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 01.16.2017 | Home
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

By Omeed Alerasool Of all the policy lessons to take away from 2016, here is a simple one: referendums should not be deciding major changes and refo...

Marking 2016 in Latin America

Eric Farnsworth | Posted 12.14.2016 | Politics
Eric Farnsworth

For 2016, Latin America gets F's. Not in the traditional schoolhouse grades sense, because the news from the region this year has actually been mixed...

Why Colombia's Peace Treaty With FARC Is Big News For Investors

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 12.09.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

When I began paying attention to Colombia, in 2008, the country was maligned, misunderstood, and mistrusted for two reasons -- Pablo Escobar and the terrorist group known as FARC.

Colombia has a new peace agreement, but will it stick?

The Conversation Global | Posted 12.01.2016 | Latino Voices
The Conversation Global

Nobel Peace Prize winner Juan Manual Santos had promised to end the conflict before the end of 2016, opposition notwithstanding. Jaime Saldarriaga/Reu...

Colombia Reaches Revised New Peace Deal Weeks After Referendum

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 11.13.2016 | Home

HAVANA/BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia’s government and the Marxist FARC rebels said on Saturday they agreed on a revised peace deal to end a 52-year wa...

We Cannot Allow Uncertainty To Cloud The Future Of Colombia

Miguel Urban | Posted 10.05.2016 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home

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 | Home

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 | Home

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...

When Negotiating With Terrorists Works

Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.02.2016 | Home
Kathleen Miles

Former U.S. President George W. Bush once said, “No nation can negotiate with terrorists, for there is no way to make peace with those whose only go...

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 | Home

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...

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 | Home
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 | Home

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...

Colombia's FARC Unanimously Approves Peace Deal With Government

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 09.23.2016 | Home

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 ...

Permanent FARC Cease-Fire Takes Effect In Colombia

BBC | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 08.29.2016 | Home

A ceasefire has come into effect in Colombia between the main leftist rebel group and the government, ending one of the world’s longest insurgencies...

A Curiously Timed Arrest In Florida Is Rocking Colombia

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.16.2017 | Home

Just hours before Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced the landmark peace agreement that would end a half-century war with the FARC guerri...

Colombia And Farc Rebels Reach Historic Peace Deal After Bloody War

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.24.2016 | Home

HAVANA, Aug 24 - Colombia’s government and leftist FARC rebels unveiled a final peace deal on Wednesday to end a 50-year-old guerrilla war, one of t...

Colombia: Learning To Love Soccer Again

Pedro Pizano | Posted 06.24.2016 | Home
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.

Colombia's FARC Rebels Sign Historic Ceasefire With Government

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.23.2016 | Home

HAVANA/BOGOTA, June 23 (Reuters) - Colombia's government and leftist FARC rebels signed a historic ceasefire deal on Thursday, bringing them tantalizi...

'War Was All I Knew Then' -- Former Colombian Child Soldier Speaks Out

UN Women | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact
UN Women

I've lived among weapons since I was born. In December 1994, my mother and other relatives were killed during military operations by the Colombian Government against the FARC-EP. This event, which I survived, changed my life.