Category Archives: Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionárias de Colombia (FARC)

[Still] More on Peace Talks between the Colombian Government and the FARC

Last week, I had some thoughts on Colombia’s announcement of peace talks with the FARC, the first since the late-1990s. The issue is one of the specialties of Adam Isaacson, who specializes in security issues and Colombia over at Just the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Emerging Details of the FARC-Colombia Peace Talks

Today, the FARC held what was its first news conference outside of Colombia in years to address the recent reports that it will enter into peace talks with the Colombian government to end the nearly-50 year civil war. Apparently, the … Continue reading

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On the Colombian Government’s Peace Talks with FARC and the Issue of Paramilitary Groups

After unconfirmed reports started emerging this past weekend, yesterday Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos confirmed that the Colombian government will hold peace talks with representatives from the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), a guerrilla group that has been one of … Continue reading

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Around Latin America

-In the wake of violent suppression of growing protests, Peruvian President Ollanta Humala shuffled his cabinet again, picking as prime minister former human rights lawyer Juan Jimenez to replace ex-military officer Oscar Valdes. The move is likely designed at least … Continue reading

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Around Latin America

-A report suggests that, in Mexico, at least 64 indigenous dialects are facing a “high risk” of extinction. -In Brazil, police arrested eighteen people connected to the murder of Guaraní leader Nisio Gomes, who was murdered last November after his … Continue reading

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Indigenous Peoples Push Back Against Both Colombian Security Forces and Guerrillas

Tired of the violence that has plagued their lands for decades, the indigenous population of the town of Toribio, Colombia, has taken matters into its own hands. An indigenous leader in Colombia has urged the security forces and Colombia’s largest … Continue reading

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Around Latin America

-In Mexico’s presidential race, a new poll shows PRI candidate Enrique Peña Nieto’s support staying steady at 42%, with PAN candidate Josefina Vazquez Mota at 29% and Manuel Lopez Obrador at 27% heading into the July 1 election. Unlike elections … Continue reading

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On Human Rights Violations and Memory Struggles in Peru

The New York Times recently ran an excellent story discussing the challenges facing Peruvian society, culture, and politics as the country continues to try to confront the past of a civil war that tore the world’s 20th-largest country apart in the … Continue reading

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Around Latin America

-Amnesty International has issued a report criticizing Colombia for failing to investigate human rights violations and allowing an atmosphere of impunity to persist, including failure to investigate and prosecute right-wing paramilitary groups and individuals who historically have been tied to … Continue reading

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Around Latin America [2]

Given the eventful and busy week and light blogging, this is the second update on news stories from around Latin America today. (You can read the first one from earlier today here.) -The Dominican Republic held elections this weekend, with Danilo … Continue reading

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