Obama's Visit to Cuba and Argentina, Brazil's Political Backlash, and more!


What: De- or Re-Militarization in Colombia? Prospects in the Post-peace Accords Context, a webinar cosponsored by NACLA, FOR Peace Presence, and American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

The peace negotiations in Colombia are likely to be finalized in the coming months. This is an exciting step forward for a country that has lived with over 50 years of armed conflict. Nevertheless, the work of creating long-term, sustainable peace is far from over. Currently, Colombia has no plans to decrease the size of the army or its budget, Colombia's military expertise is being outsourced to other countries, and obligatory military service for Colombia's youth will continue. 

​In this special 1.5 hour webinar direct from Colombia, learn from long-time scholars and activists about the challenges and prospects for ending not only war, but the militarization that makes it possible. Sponsored by FOR Peace Presence, North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA), and American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).   

When: Friday, April 1, 1:30 - 3:00 PM EST

Where: Anywhere! Join the conversation on WebEx(Meeting number: 731 234 568/ Meeting password: afsc)

Click here for more information.


Jennifer Adair
March 30, 2016
Obama’s visit to Macri’s Argentina fortified commitments to free trade in the Americas, while whitewashing the human rights records of both countries.
Michael J. Bustamante
March 29, 2016
Obama sought to “bury the last remnants of the Cold War” in Havana last week, but the path to reconciliation will be long and challenging. 
Ada Ferrer
March 28, 2016
Obama’s recent visit to Cuba - particularly Tuesday's presidential address in Havana - has fueled a tentative hope for a new kind of U.S.-Cuba relations.
Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Marcelo K. Silva
March 24, 2016
President Dilma Rousseff’s tenuous political situation reflects the victories of a conservative backlash that is threatening democratic institutions.
Renata Keller
March 22, 2016
Does Mexico’s Cold War experience offer lessons for ending the country’s disastrous Drug War?
Mark Aumann
March 15, 2016
In a beachside resort town famous for tourism, Bocas del Toro, Panama, the indigenous Ngobe community faces poverty and threats of displacement.
Jeff Abbott and Julia Hartviksen
March 11, 2016
Indigenous women win precedent-setting case against former soldiers in sex slavery trial in Guatemala.
Fabiana Li
March 9, 2016
How local resistance halted construction of a destructive mining project on the Chilean border.