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Colombia’s Peace Talks

On August 27, 2012, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced that his government would begin peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) as an attempt to end the 49-year civil conflict.[1] After six months of negotiations, the … Continue reading

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Venezuela’s Legitimacy Crisis and Latin America’s Response

On May 29, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos met with Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles in Bogota. The meeting came as Capriles begins a Latin American tour to make his case that last April’s presidential election was fraudulent. This was … Continue reading

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THE END to five decades of internal armed conflict?

Colombia has been immersed in a deeply rooted internal armed conflict for over 5 decades now. This week the peace talks between the national government and the insurgent groups (FARC) reactivated in Cuba. This country was chosen as a guarantor … Continue reading

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