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Colombia Makes a Historic Shift in First-Round Presidential Vote

Colombia Makes a Historic Shift in First-Round Presidential Vote

May 29, 2018

For the first time in decades a leftist candidate, Gustavo Petro, has made it to the run-off with a real chance of winning the presidency, if other centrist parties agree to support Petro, says Prof. Mario Murillo

Colombia's Presidential Race Wraps Up: Leftist Has a Real Chance

Colombia’s Presidential Race Wraps Up: Leftist Has a Real Chance

May 24, 2018

Colombians will choose a new president in a first-round vote this coming Sunday. Gustavo Petro, the candidate of a coalition of left parties, has a good chance of making it to the run-off, but the obstacles to the presidency are still very large, says Prof. Mario Murillo

Colombia’s Conservatives Make Gains in Congress Vote Amid Fraud Allegations

March 13, 2018

Low turnout and fraud allegations mar Colombia’s congressional vote, which gave conservatives a greater control over the legislature. If right-wing Ivan Duque also wins the presidency in May, it would spell the end of Colombia’s peace process explains Mario Murillo

Colombian Peace Agreement with FARC on the Brink of Collapse

February 19, 2018

The peace agreement that the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia signed last year is on the verge of collapse, as violence against social leaders and former FARC fighters continues unabated

Paramilitary Forces Threaten to Derail Colombia’s Peace Agreement

January 12, 2018

The peace agreement commits the Colombian government to dismantling paramilitary groups–but authorities aren’t taking action, Tom Power reports from Colombia

Peace In Colombia

October 3, 2016
Rural and urban voters were divided over support for the accord, says human rights lawyer Dan Kovalik

Maurice Carney on the Democratic Republic of Congo

May 20, 2013
World Bank head Jim Yong Kim and UN Sec. Gen. Ban Ki-moon visit Congo on May 25th, supporting a framework for peace agreement that was engineered by Uganda and Rwanda, Western allies that are accused of backing rebel armies committing war crimes in Congo

North Korea

April 17, 2013
Peter Lee: The US will not accept a rapprochement with North Korea with nuclear weapons, not because they are a real threat, but it would cause South Korea and Japan to seek nuclear weapons and thus weaken American dominance in the region

Micromanaging the Syrian Revolution

February 1, 2013
Omar Dahi: Israel and US want to weaken Assad but don’t trust opposition to take power creating conditions for a perpetual civil war