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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Colombia

In Boost For Faltering Process, Colombia’s Santos Wins Nobel Peace Prize

“The peace accord was indeed a major achievement and, although the referendum was a setback, hopefully this award will help peace-builders maintain the momentum needed to keep the process moving forward,” said Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Director Dan Smith

October 7, 2016
A member of the 51st Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) walks at a camp in Cordillera Oriental, Colombia, August 16, 2016. REUTERS/John Vizcaino

In Close Vote, Colombia Turns Down Peace Deal With FARC Rebels

Opponents of a peace deal between the Colombian government and FARC rebels to end a decades-old civil war appeared to have gained a narrow referendum victory on Sunday.

October 3, 2016
A member of the 51st Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) walks at a camp in Cordillera Oriental, Colombia, August 16, 2016. REUTERS/John Vizcaino

Will The Colombia Peace Deal Last?

Neither Colombian society at large nor the guerrilla rank and file—some 15,000 in total, including armed combatants and urban militia—have advanced as far toward moderation as their elected or appointed leaders might like.

August 30, 2016
Cuba's President Raul Castro (C) stands as Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos (L) and FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono, better known by the nom de guerre Timochenko, shake hands in Havana, September 23, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

Colombia And FARC Sign Historic Ceasefire Deal

Negotiators signed the cease-fire agreement on Thursday in the presence of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC commander Rodrigo “Timochenko” Londono at a ceremony in Havana.

June 24, 2016

Labor, Human Rights Groups Skeptical Of New Free Trade Agreements

With Tuesday’s passage of free trade agreements with Panama, Colombia, and South Korea, most Americans were too busy reeling from the shock that Congress could actually give bipartisan support for anything to critically evaluate the possible implications of the FTAs. But some groups worry that the free trade agreements will have dire consequences for already […]

October 13, 2011