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Delegations to the Middle East and Latin America
How can we bridge the political divisions between our governments at this time of heightened tensions and rhetoric of war?
End U.S. Military Aid to Colombia
Changing US policy from guns and military training to supporting the displaced and treating addiction at home
Peace Accompaniment
Volunteer human rights observers on behalf of the international community
May 8, 2014, 11:02am John Lindsay-Poland
I’m in Washington today with Colombian human rights defender Rosa Liliana Ortiz, meeting with State Department officials and congressional staff to present our findings about the human rights outcomes of billions of dollars of U.S. military...
May 8, 2014, 4:05am John Lindsay-Poland
Return to FOR’s report on the role of U.S. military aid and human rights in Colombia.Maps were created by Douglas Mackey and a Colombian colleague.Return to FOR’s report on the role of U.S. military aid and human rights in...
May 7, 2014, 7:52am John Lindsay-Poland
Take action: Contact the U.S. State DepartmentRead our recommendationsfor the United StatesDownload the full report(PDF, 1.9 MB)View all maps from the reportDonate to support FOR’swork in ColombiaLeer el informe en...
Mar 28, 2014, 3:48pm Rene Wadlow
Eileen Babbitt and Ellen Lutz have made an important contribution to the Syracuse Studies on Peace and Conflict Resolution series. As they point out:To prevent wars and massive human rights violations and rebuild societies in their aftermath,...
Feb 6, 2014, 4:25pm FOR Colombia
By Gina SpigarelliOn December 21, the Washington Post published a detailed investigative report by Dana Priest on covert CIA and NSA operations, still underway in Colombia, to kill high-ranking officers of FARC and ELN guerrillas.Based on...
Feb 5, 2014, 4:02pm FOR Colombia
By Luke FinnOriginally published by North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) blog.The Peace Community of San José de Apartadó is located in the mountainous zones that define the borders between the departments of Antioquia and...
Dec 20, 2013, 1:58pm FOR Colombia
By Mariel Pérez and Dana Brown November 16 marked an important change in Colombia’s peace negotiations - President Juan Manuel Santos announced that a woman would finally secure a place among the all-male negotiating table between the...