Colombia peace process

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… »

25.09.2016

Colombia: real peace in an era of phony war

Colombia: real peace in an era of phony war

While a “new Condor Plan” is rumoured to be stalking the region, Colombia might need more than a sideways glance from self-absorbed neighbours in the years to come. by Ivan Briscoe for OpenDemocracy On a rough count over the month of August, six coups were said to be under… »

23.09.2016

Colombia Peace Process in London

Colombia Peace Process in London

Peace Sign to support the Colombian Peace process, Burgess Park, London The Colombian community in London met on 18/9/16 to reaffirm its commitment to the peace process and for a video link with Colombia to receive information from Taylor Valbuena, Adviser to the Office of the High Commissioner… »

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… »

20.09.2016

Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos in New York

Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos in New York

September 18th, 2016, was a very special day for me. I had the opportunity of participating and listening to our Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, here in New York. The President spoke of the peace agreement, clarifying its facts, explaining it in detail and answering questions. »

03.09.2016

Raquel Garavito Chapaval on Face 2 Face

Raquel Garavito Chapaval on Face 2 Face

On this show we discussed with Raquel Garavito Chapaval, Consul, concerning the final peace accord between the Colombian Government and the FARC. For more details concerning the peace agreement http://colombiapeace.org/ #LaPazSíEsConmigo #PorColombiaVotoSí… »

25.08.2016

Statement from Mayor Bill de Blasio on Historic Colombian Peace Agreement

Statement from Mayor Bill de Blasio on Historic Colombian Peace Agreement

“Today, New York City celebrates a historic peace deal ending 52 years of war in Colombia. This is an opportunity for Colombia to begin to heal and rebuild. Our city is home to more than 90,000 Colombian New Yorkers, and today we join them and the rest of the world… »

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