Peace talks

July 11, 2016
Winifred Tate

Colombia’s peace agreement brings hope and concern to rural areas like Putumayo, dominated by the drug trade and controlled by the FARC.

July 5, 2016
Fellowship of Reconciliation Peace Presence Colombia

“Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

June 4, 2014
Washington Office on Latin America

After half a century, Colombia may put an end to its conflict—if the U.S. will allow it.

August 27, 2013
The government of Colombia has been forced to negotiate with peasants' organizations in the wake of the peasants' strong show of force. The rural workers who have mounted Colombia's national agrarian strike are staying the course after four peasants and one policeman were killed and scores more detained. Hundred of thousands of peasants and small farmers are participating in this historic mobilization whose scope and magnitude have not been seen for decades.
August 12, 2013
The on-going peace talks in Havana between the rebels and the government are deadlocked.
March 27, 2013
The three thousand peasants that participated in the third encounter of the National Association of Peasant Reserve Zones, which took place last Friday, were an important impetus to the FARC’s proposal of expanding agricultural reserve zones in Colombia.
January 28, 2013
The negotiations between the FARC and the Santos government have advanced, and last week they established a benchmark for the first item on their discussion of the agrarian question.
January 14, 2013
Peace talks between representatives of the Juan Manuel Santos government and the FARC delegates resume today in Havana, Cuba.
October 19, 2012
In light of the initiation of the peace process in Colombia, the country faces a stark choice between durable peace or continous war.
September 2, 2012
The secret peace talks between the Santos government and the FARC are now out in the open. It is premature to anticipate the prospects, however they are the first talks since the collapse of the last peace negotiations in 2002. I believe that the chance for success is higher now than in the 1998–2002 round. Success is by no means guaranteed, but there may be some hope.

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