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Colombia: A Touch of Humanity Amidst Negative Evenness

By Margarita Martínez This article is partially abridged from The Peace Project by the VII Foundation Imagine being in Havana, Cuba, in perhaps the only room in the entire Caribbean city devoid of charm, with long beige curtains and particle-board … Continue reading

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Educación superior para todos los jóvenes colombianos

Por Natalia Ariza Ramirez Read this entry in English here. Hace algunos años, alguien me dijo que una de las promesas de campaña que más motivaba a los colombianos para votar por algún candidato en una elección popular, era ofrecer … Continue reading

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Building Better Higher Education in Colombia

By Natalia Ariza Ramirez A few years ago, someone told me that one of the most motivating campaign promises to encourage young Colombians to vote in elections was to offer them help in accessing higher education. Although, this was, unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Desafíos del nuevo gobierno en Colombia

Por Daniel Payares Montoya Read this entry in English here. El ocho de agosto inició el período de gobierno del presidente Iván Duque, quien tendrá que liderar a Colombia en los próximos cuatro años en medio de un ambiente político … Continue reading

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Challenges for Colombia’s New Government

By Daniel Payares Montoya August 8th marked the beginning of the term of President Iván Duque, who will lead Colombia for the next four years. This comes amid a political environment characterized by increasing polarization and a slow economic recovery … Continue reading

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Colombia: Falling to Peaces

By Lauren Withey It has been a mixed week here in Colombia, including hopeful highs and disheartening lows. On September 26, enemies of more than 50 years, standing in front of leaders from around the world, committed to ending the … Continue reading

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“Yes” Is the Answer

Por Claudia Steiner, PhD Hace unos días caminando hacia mi casa, note en tres apartamentos de un edificio, unos cartelones pegados a las ventanas. En el primero, con letras grandes se leía NO. En el tercer apartamento aparecía el mismo … Continue reading

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Interview: CLAS Chair Harley Shaiken Interviews Sergio Fajardo on the Challenges for Colombia Post-Peace Agreement

The following is an edited transcript of an interview that took place on August 25, 2016 between Professor Harley Shaiken of UC Berkeley and Sergio Fajardo about the peace deal between the Colombian government and the FARC that was signed Wednesday evening. … Continue reading

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An Imperfect, Just, and Necessary Peace

By Almudena Bernabeu  After years without respite, in the next few hours Colombia will sign a peace deal to end more than 50 years of armed conflict that have devastated the country, and in many cases, redefined it politically, culturally, … Continue reading

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Una Paz Imperfecta, Justa y Necesaria

Por Almudena Bernabeu Tras años sin tregua ni descanso, Colombia firmará en las próximas horas un acuerdo de paz que pone fin a los más de cincuenta años de conflicto armado que han abatido y en muchos casos redefinido política, … Continue reading

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