Colombia peace process

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…

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

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…

New York: Launching of the Campaign for the Yes to Peace in Colombia

New York City, the International Civic Committee based in NY, wants to generate awareness about the need for democratic exercise to vote in the national referendum that seeks to validate the agreements at the negotiating table in Havana that would…

German Ramirez on Face 2 Face

On this show we discussed with German Ramirez, concerning the Sancocho for the Yes to Peace in Colombia. @SiPorLaPazNYNJ #LaPazSíEsConmigo #PorColombiaVotoSí An event organized by The International Civic Committee to raise awareness of all the advantages of voting YES in the…

Colombia: Facing the Yes or No Question Very Soon

Yesterday in New York, in celebration of Colombian Independence Day, the consulate and various local organizations organized a social services fair at LaGuardia Community College in Queens. In light of recent developments in their home country, it was appropriate that…

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…

Colombia: New Peace Process with ELN

Agreement between the National Government and the National Liberation Army to establish peace talks in Colombia The government of the Republic of Colombia (National Government) and the National Liberation Army (ELN), hereby known as “the delegations,” as a result of…

Colombia: Letter Regarding Afrocolombian and Indigenous Participation in Peace Talks

Sirs Humberto de la Calle L., Chief Peace Negotiator for the Colombian Government Sergio Jaramillo, High Commissioner for Peace Rodrigo Londoño Echeverri, FARC Commander, Peace Negotiations Delegate GAIDEPAC –Group of Academics and Intellectuals in Defense of the Colombian Pacific –…

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…

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