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UN: Reintegrating ex-fighters is first challenge in Colombia - San Francisco Chronicle;

UN: Reintegrating ex-fighters is first challenge in Colombia - San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleUN: Reintegrating ex-fighters is first challenge in ColombiaSan Francisco ChronicleIn this Tuesday, June, 27, 2017 photo, Colombian musician Cesar Lopez plays his guitar which he merged with a real weapon, and calls "Escopetarra," or "Gun guitar," during an act to commemorate the completion of the disarmament process of the ...and more »

Colombia Pledges in UN to Foster Peace and Overcome Challenges - Prensa Latina

Colombia Pledges in UN to Foster Peace and Overcome ChallengesPrensa Latina30 de junio de 2017, 15:12United Nations, June 30 (Prensa Latina) Colombia''s Ambassador to the UN, Maria Emma Mejia, has expressed today in the Security Council the commitment of the South American country to the peace strengthening and the ...and more »

Will Colombia's Journey to Peace Lead to a New Prosperity? - GlobalAtlanta;

Will Colombia's Journey to Peace Lead to a New Prosperity? - GlobalAtlanta

GlobalAtlantaWill Colombia's Journey to Peace Lead to a New Prosperity?GlobalAtlantaThe city of Medellin, once a haven for drug lords, is now drawing investment and becoming a model for social inclusion through projects like cable cars linking hillside communities with the city center. Photo by Trevor Williams. Agnes Scott College's ...and more »

New UN mission would help Colombia rebels become civilians - Business Standard

New UN mission would help Colombia rebels become civiliansBusiness StandardThe UN Security Council is preparing to establish a new mission in Colombia to help former FARC rebels become part of mainstream society after they laid down their weapons under a historic peace deal, diplomats said today. Britain has circulated a ...and more »

Former Colombian Ambassador to US Claims FARC Guerrillas Still Have Weapons - PanAm Post;

Former Colombian Ambassador to US Claims FARC Guerrillas Still Have Weapons - PanAm Post

PanAm PostFormer Colombian Ambassador to US Claims FARC Guerrillas Still Have WeaponsPanAm Post“Es un error celebrar la entrega de las armas como si fuera la totalidad. United States Ambassador to Colombia Juan Carlos Pinzon said not all arms have been surrendered as some officials have claimed, though Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos ...and more »

Too FARC Gone? - The McGill International Review;

Too FARC Gone? - The McGill International Review

The McGill International ReviewToo FARC Gone?The McGill International ReviewSixty years, 220,000 deaths, seven million displacements and one failed referendum later, the Colombian people finally breathed a sigh of hopeful relief as the gruesome civil war between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia ...and more »

BREAKINGVIEWS-Colombia faces peace paradox as FARC rebels disarm - Nasdaq;

BREAKINGVIEWS-Colombia faces peace paradox as FARC rebels disarm - Nasdaq

NasdaqBREAKINGVIEWS-Colombia faces peace paradox as FARC rebels disarmNasdaq(The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.) By Martin LangfieldNEW YORK, June 30 (Reuters Breakingviews) - Colombia faces a paradox as FARC narco-guerrillas disarm, ending five decades of civil war.and more »

If there is hope in Colombia, then there can be hope everywhere - Open Democracy;

If there is hope in Colombia, then there can be hope everywhere - Open Democracy

Open DemocracyIf there is hope in Colombia, then there can be hope everywhereOpen DemocracyA woman reacts during the broadcast of the handing over of weapons of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) at the municipality of Mesetas, in Bogota, capital of Colombia, on 27 June 2017. Jhon Paz/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images.and more »