The pursuit of ‘total peace’ for Colombia

Gustavo Petro and the pursuit of ‘total peace’ for Colombia
Gustavo Petro, a left-wing politician and former guerrilla, was sworn in as the country's new president on 7 August.... Read More
All Latin American countries have suffered some kind of violence in the 122 years spanning across both the twentieth, and the early-twenty first centuries, including violence associated with revolutions, civil wars, guerrilla campaigns, and repressive dictatorships.... Read More
Colombia's Truth Commission, an independent body set up under the terms of the 2016 Farc agreement, presented some of its findings on 21 July 2022, covering the period between 1958 and 2016.... Read More
Petro took office on 7 August, having appointed a 17-strong ministerial team.... Read More
One assessment is that Petro pulled off a remarkable feat during the 2022 elections.... Read More
There is a widespread belief that the peace talks model created in the 2016 agreement with the Farc is insufficient to meet today’s challenges.... Read More
A striking feature of the plan for “total peace” and an important cause for caution, and even for pessimism, is that it is extremely ambitious and forms a sub-set of a wider programme of government which is also highly ambitious.... Read More
Can the Colombian military adopt a different approach?... Read More

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