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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
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...
Dec 19, 2013, 2:28pm FOR Colombia
There was positive news this month, as Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos apologized to the Peace Community of San Jose de Apartadó, with whom FOR has lived and worked with for over a decade. The apology came on December 10, International Human...
Dec 18, 2013, 6:52pm FOR Colombia
By Liza SmithFor many years there was opposition from both nations: Colombian farmers and social movements, as well as U.S. trade unionists and activists concerned about the human rights situation in Colombia, protested the U.S.-Colombia Free...
Dec 18, 2013, 6:37pm FOR Colombia
FARC Proposes Ten Points on Drug PolicyBy Gina SpigarelliThe FARC guerrillas and Colombian government have moved into the third of five points of peace talks - illicit drug policy. The first week of December, the FARC’s peace delegation...
Nov 26, 2013, 8:58pm FOR Colombia
El Espectador accompanied a pilgrimage that sought to enter, without weapons, the paramilitary heart of Urabá in Antioquia Department. Here is a translation of its report.By Camilo Segura ÁlvarezOn August 31, Buenaventura Hoyos, a peasant...
Nov 26, 2013, 8:26pm FOR Colombia
By Gina SpigarelliOn November 6, two weeks short of the one year mark of negotiations, the Colombian government and FARC guerrillas issued their 27th joint press release announcing a general agreement to end the armed conflict and for political...
Nov 26, 2013, 6:37pm FOR Colombia
We are very pleased to announce the formation of the first transnational branch of the Fellowship of Reconciliation. The Fellowship of Reconciliation Peace Presence team is a continuation of the great work FOR-USA has done here in Colombia over the...