Colombia

29.05.2018

Statement by communication and social movements: Colombia’s entry into NATO threatens peace and integration in Latin America and the Caribbean

Statement by communication and social movements: Colombia’s entry into NATO threatens peace and integration in Latin America and the Caribbean

In relation to the recent announcement by outgoing President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia’s imminent accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the communication networks and social movements brought together in the Communication Forum for Integration in Our America issued a statement that we reproduce in full below. »

02.07.2017

ELN-Colombia second cycle of talks closes with valuable achievements

ELN-Colombia second cycle of talks closes with valuable achievements

The second cycle of peace talks between the National Liberation Army (ELN) and the Colombian government has ended today in the Ecuadorian capital, with significant achievements by both sides. In a press conference at the Foreign Ministry, Negotiating Chiefs Juan Camilo Restrepo (government) and Pablo Beltran (ELN) ratified the end… »

07.02.2017

Nobel Peace Laureates: Time to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons is now!

The following statement from 21 Nobel Peace Laureates was released at the conclusion of the 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Bogota, Colombia. On March 27, negotiations will commence at the United Nations for a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. As Nobel Peace Laureates we applaud the… »

13.11.2016

Colombia, rebels agree on revised peace deal

Colombia, rebels agree on revised peace deal

Colombia’s government and the main rebel group in the country have agreed on a revised peace deal six weeks after people narrowly rejected an original agreement in a referendum. Bogota and the rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) said on Saturday that they had incorporated proposals from… »

09.10.2016

Mixed responses to the Nobel Peace Prize given to Colombian President

Mixed responses to the Nobel Peace Prize given to Colombian President

Many are outraged that this year’s Nobel Peace Price went to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. Others thought it is a good idea that will support the continuation of the Peace process in spite of the NO vote. Here are some of the arguments for and against. Nobel Committee Gets… »

03.10.2016

Colombia: We need to learn peace

Colombia: We need to learn peace

On the 2nd of October, the International day of Nonviolence, the people of Colombia went to the polling stations.  After the agreement signed between the government of Juan Manuel Santos and the FARC on the 26th of September after four years of negotiation, Colombia had to decide between YES or… »

30.09.2016

David Rojas on Face 2 Face

David Rojas on Face 2 Face

On this show we discussed with David Rojas, concerning his work Piezas Faltantes (Missing Pieces), an intervention that brings to life the memory of people in Colombia who went missing due to the political armed conflict. »

20.09.2016

HP’s 5 Points in Support of the YES Vote in the Colombia’s Peace Process Referendum

HP’s 5 Points in Support of the YES Vote in the Colombia’s Peace Process Referendum

Here are a few key points outlining why we support the agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC: We support peace and discussion instead of war and violence as a way to resolve conflicts. The NO vote will cancel all the work carried out by both parties during the… »

15.05.2016

Is this the return of U.S. ‘Gunboat Diplomacy’ serving corporations?

Is this the return of U.S. ‘Gunboat Diplomacy’ serving corporations?

By Dave Johnson for Common Dreams Colombia is allowing local production of a generic form of a cancer drug that is ultraexpensive because of a government-granted monopoly handed to a giant, multinational pharmaceutical corporation. The U.S. government is stepping in on the corporation’s side with a modern form of… »

27.01.2016

President of Colombia hails progress made in the resolution of 50 years of civil war

President of Colombia hails progress made in the resolution of 50 years of civil war

Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia, addressed the members of the assembled press in a short conference at the CELEC summit taking place in Ecuador today, before returning to talks dealing with the problems of regional poverty. He spoke of three themes that the regional heads of state and representatives… »

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