Colombia

A Conversation with the Vice President of Colombia General Óscar Naranjo

Vice President Oscar Naranjo, former director of Colombia’s National Police and a member of the government team that negotiated the peace accord with the FARC, discussed the status of implementation of the agreement; the progress made in carrying out the country’s anti-narcotics strategy; and Colombia’s contributions to regional security efforts. 

 

Photo Credit:  Juan Carlos Sierra / Semana

 

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Colombia's Recovery from War: Victims' Rights and Returning Fighters

Reparations for victims and reintegration of combatants are key provisions of Colombian law and of the year-old peace agreement that ended a half century of war between the government and the country’s largest rebel group. The effect of the conflict and how the government is fulfilling its commitments will be the focus of a discussion on October 31 at the U.S. Institute of Peace, co-hosted with the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Latin American Program.

What's on the Table for the Trump-Santos Meeting?

The stakes are high for President Trump’s meeting with his Colombian counterpart, Juan Manuel Santos, at the White House on May 18. A range of sensitive issues are on the table, from soaring coca production in Colombia, to the continuing disarmament of FARC rebels, to the implosion in neighboring Venezuela – all while aid from Washington hangs in the balance and the U.S. looks to define its policies for approaching the region.

Cynthia Arnson, the Director of Wilson’s Latin American Program, provided a preview in a Facebook Live chat on May 16.

 

Criminal Agendas and Peace Negotiations: The Case of Colombia

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The objective of this paper is to analyze how criminal agendas were addressed during the peace negotiations between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Government of Colombia (2012-2016) and to highlight key lessons that can be drawn for future application.

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