In July 2003, the government of President Álvaro Uribe took the unprecedented step of opening formal peace talks with the AUC. Although close to 900 paramilitary fighters demobilized last year, issues such as paramilitary involvement in drug trafficking and accountability for human rights abuses have raised controversy in Colombia and abroad. This Report is the compilation of papers presented for a conference on June 28, 2004 that explored key issues in the Government-AUC peace talks, the prospects for an eventual negotiated settlement, and the key challenges ahead. Download this Report from our Report on the Americas section of our Publications webpage. Read the summary of the meeting on our Events webpage.
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The Mexico Institute presents a new publication on U.S.-Mexico security cooperation by Senior Associate Eric L. Olson that challenges the conventional wisdom about crime and violence in Mexico and suggests new strategies for effectively addressing the security threats posed by organized crime.