Wilson Center Reports on the Americas No. 13: The Peace Process in Colombia with the Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia-AUC

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. The Wilson Center hosted a conference to explore key issues in the Government-AUC peace talks, the prospects for an eventual negotiated settlement, and the key challenges ahead. This publication is the collection of papers that resulted from this conference.  For more information, including video of the event, see theEvent Summary.