Colombia’s new president opposes the 2016 peace deal with the FARC guerrillas. As trust between the government and militants erodes, at least 1,700 former insurgents have returned to armed struggle.
In the most peaceful election in their modern history, Colombians have elected as their next president a conservative who will renegotiate the country’s fragile 2016 accord with the FARC guerrillas.
Conservative congressional reps in Colombia have been stalling votes on key parts of the country’s peace accords through endless petitions and nonstop debate. In short, they’re filibustering.
Ending violence is only a first step. Research from Colombian universities sheds light on the role of education in peace-building.
It is vital for people to demand transparency, but when popular outrage is manipulated for political purposes, democracy suffers.
Two months after signing peace accords with the FARC guerrillas, Colombia is set to start negotiations with the country’s second-largest rebel group, the National Liberation Army.
An academic who has worked with the Colombian government says the path to peace was opened by improving quality of life for vulnerable populations.
The South American nation is poised to end its 52-year civil war after a halting peace process that has used the weapons of both war and democracy.
A week of extreme emotions in Colombia ends with a Nobel Peace Prize for its president. But will it help the country avoid descending back into civil war?
Why would anyone award a prize to a rejected peace deal?
Nobel Prize aside, Colombia continues to choose war over peace and uncertainty over resolution. Is it something ingrained in the national psyche, or the product of a tangled-up political process?