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… »

08.09.2018

Face 2 Face with Gabriel Rudas

Face 2 Face with Gabriel Rudas

On this show we speak with Gabriel Rudas who reports from Colombia about the presidential elections, the peace process, the rise of a new alternative movement, and the challenges facing the anti-corruption referendum. »

09.08.2018

Colombia marches for life and for Peace

Colombia marches for life and for Peace

By Diana Hernández (translation Pressenza London) On Tuesday, August 7, the right-wing and Uribe presidency of Colombia was assumed by Iván Duque, in the midst of a wave of murders of social and union leaders that has been taking place in recent months. There is also concern that Duque is… »

18.06.2018

What does the (s)election of Ivan Duque in Colombia mean for Latin America and the Caribbean?

What does the (s)election of Ivan Duque in Colombia mean for Latin America and the Caribbean?

The historical perspective Exactly one hundred years ago, Marco Fidel Suarez took over the presidency of Colombia and coined the foreign policy guidelines called Respice Polum (“Let’s look at the pole” or “towards the North”) or the Suarez Doctrine. Since then, and with few interruptions such as that of nationalist… »

15.06.2018

Colombia struggles to build trust in the state as peace process rumbles on

Colombia struggles to build trust in the state as peace process rumbles on

 Gwen Burnyeat, UCL for The Conversation In the Colombian peace plebiscite of 2016, 50.2% of voters rejected the Havana Accords signed between the government and the FARC guerrilla movement. This they did after a sensationalist No campaign exploited a lack of informed public opinion, using questionable “facts”… »

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… »

07.07.2015

The Arab Peace Initiative and the International Community: Concerted Efforts for Its Implementation

The Arab Peace Initiative and the International Community: Concerted Efforts for Its Implementation

by Walid Salem for The Palestine-Israel Journal With the ongoing stalemate on the Israeli-Palestinian bilateral track, all who actively seek peace still see the Arab Peace Initiative (API) of 2002 as a potential point of departure for breaking the impasse, contingent on the Israeli government’s readiness to accept… »

20.04.2015

Philippines: Military and police support Bangsamoro law

Philippines: Military and police support Bangsamoro law

The Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)  affirm support for passage of Bangsamoro law, stated in a release dated February 12, 2015 by the Philippines government press office (Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process). Expressing the apprehensions of people from Mindanao that the… »

24.01.2014

Syrian Opposition Refuses Direct Talk

The U.N.-brokered Syrian peace talks have hit a new snag today with opposition delegates refusing to meet directly with government counterparts. The two sides were due for their first face-to-face talks in Geneva after an opening round of speeches on Wednesday. But the Assad regime rejected the opposition’s pre-condition of… »

28.10.2013

Protests in UK about invitation to Alvaro Uribe to talk about the Colombian peace process

Protests in UK about invitation to Alvaro Uribe to talk about the Colombian peace process

Canning House and the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) have invited former president of Colombia, Álvaro Uribe, to speak on 31 October about “What Price is Peace in Colombia?” A number of Human Rights and Latin American organisations are staging protests and circulating a petition to prevent this event… »

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