The Havana Peace Accords: The FARC’s Last Chance?

President Santos’ statement last week, that for no instant would the armed forces rein in their campaigns against the FARC guerrillas until a formal declaration of peace is signed, shows that the Colombian government is at no point a hostage to the peace talks and neither are they obliged to kowtow to extravagant and unrealistic Read more about The Havana Peace Accords: The FARC’s Last Chance?[…]

A Guide to Demonstrations in Bogota

Yesterday a demonstration passed beneath the windows of my apartment in Bogota along the Carrera 7 and I did not even rouse from my siesta. Yup, I’ve gone local. There are demonstrations and there are demonstrations here and well, I had no forewarning as to what this one was about so I wasn’t going to Read more about A Guide to Demonstrations in Bogota[…]

Oslo Press Conference Summary: Agrarian Reform and Unequivocal Denial

What started as a day for hope has quickly descended into farce. But we must stay positive and we must believe and strive for an achievable peace in Colombia. While Colombian Government spokesman Humberto de la Calle approached the dialogue with restraint, humility and officiousness expected of an international delegate the same cannot be said Read more about Oslo Press Conference Summary: Agrarian Reform and Unequivocal Denial[…]

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