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Is Latin America’s Longest-Running War Finally Over?

Posted June 30th, 2016 at 1:48 pm (UTC-4)
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After three years, government negotiators struck a deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) on disarmament terms and conditions for a final cease-fire….However, Colombia is polarizing over the peace issue. This is always worrisome in a country with a history of internal schism and violence.

Approaching Peace a Victory for Plan Colombia

Posted February 5th, 2016 at 3:26 pm (UTC-4)
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It would be hard to imagine today a major U.S. foreign policy initiative with all of these ingredients: sustained bi-partisan support, a consistently flexible strategy against big odds and undisputed evidence of a successful outcome. Yet such an example exists. Its name is Plan Colombia.