Colombia

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

Karla Gongora on Face 2 Face

This week’s show starts with our friend, the singer and guitarist, Mark Lesseraux and continues with Karla Gongora to discuss the subject of transitional justice as part of the Colombian peace process.

Dutch coal mission takes important step towards remedy for Colombian victims

The public appeal made today by five European power companies to coal mining company Drummond to engage into a process of remedy for victims of severe human rights violations is an important breakthrough, says the Dutch peace organization PAX. The…

Breakthroughs and Hurdles in Colombia’s Peace Talks

Analysis by Constanza Vieira BOGOTA, Aug 25 2014 (IPS) – Three major advances were made over the last week in the peace talks that have been moving forward in Cuba for nearly two years between the Colombian government and the…

Colombian President Reinstates Bogota’s Mayor

Bogota, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos reinstated Bogota”s mayor Gustavo Petro, abiding the Supreme Court” ruling in favor of Petro. “I have already signed the corresponding documents”, he announced. “Like I have always said, I will…

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