Colombia peace process

15.10.2019

Face 2 Face with Martha Hauze

Face 2 Face with Martha Hauze

On this show we speak with Martha Hauze, founding member of Movement for the Peace in Colombia, about the present situation of the ongoing peace process there and the challenges facing the country during this very complicated socio-political moment. Social leaders are being killed every day and the… »

21.09.2018

Lawmakers Urge for Resources to Implement Peace Agreement in Colombia

Lawmakers Urge for Resources to Implement Peace Agreement in Colombia

Bogota, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Legislators from different parties in Colombia demanded from the government the resources to implement the Peace Deal with the former FARC guerrilla group.   Brought together in the Senate Peace Commission, the congress people expressed their concern about the current reintegration of former guerrillas who,… »

12.06.2018

Face 2 Face with Carlos Aguasaco

Face 2 Face with Carlos Aguasaco

On this show we speak with Carlos Aguasaco, Associate Professor​ at the CUNY Latin American Cultural Studies. We discuss the ​current political situation in Colombia ​and the upcoming presidential election. The eletion is perhaps the m​ost impo​rtant one​ in the​ nations’s​ history​ ​as it​ ​is the first to follow ​the… »

27.08.2017

The FARC arrives at Congress to become a political party

The FARC arrives at Congress to become a political party

By ¡PACIFISTA! 25 August 2017 in association with DemocraciaAbierta-openDemocracy This Sunday, more than a thousand delegates of the Farc will gather in Bogotá to discuss its future, including the new political party’s name and what it will stand for. “Excited to return to… »

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… »

01.02.2017

Bogota to Host World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates; Feb 2-5

Bogota to Host World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates; Feb 2-5

This will be the first time since its creation in 1999, that the Summit will be held in Latin America, this coming 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th of February, 2017 in Bogotá. Bogotá organized the meeting with six other cities, including Santiago de Chile and Mexico City. Over the last… »

06.10.2016

Behind the NO Vote in Colombia

Behind the NO Vote in Colombia

Everyone is trying to understand what happened in the referendum to ratify the Colombian peace agreement. A few questions immediately come to mind. Why did so few people vote (only 32%) and why did 50.2% vote NO to a peace agreement after 52 years of conflict? The issue needs to… »

03.10.2016

“Idiotes” in Ancient Greece and today. The Colombia debacle

“Idiotes” in Ancient Greece and today. The Colombia debacle

Idiotes was the word used in Athenian democracy to describe those only preoccupied with their own, selfish interests, concerned almost exclusively with private, as opposed to public, affairs. They declined to take part in public life, such as democratic government and voting in the Citizens Assembly. They were also seen,… »

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… »

28.09.2016

Most Colombians would support Peace agreements in referendum

Most Colombians would support Peace agreements in referendum

Bogota, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) The 62 percent of Colombians to vote in the next Sunday referendum would support the peace agreements between the Government and FARC-EP, indicated an opinion poll today. According to the survey carried out by the company Cifras y Conceptos, along with Caracol Radio and Red… »

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