Posts Tagged: FARC
Pretending that everyone wants peace in Colombia ignores the long-term effects of militarism — and the fact that the war benefits many powerful interests, including in Washington.
Should we rethink the way voters weigh in directly on matters of national security and international relations?
Since they are disproportionately affected by the conflict in Colombia, Indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities must be part of the peace process.
After half a century, Colombia may put an end to its conflict—if the U.S. will allow it.
Washington's pursuit of trade with Colombia — encapsulated by the recent U.S.-Colombia free-trade agreement — is abetting human rights abuses and marginalizing Colombian activists.
How one internally displaced Colombian found himself caught between rebels and paramilitaries -- and how he suffered for it.
Colombia's enormous population of internally displaced people is incredibly diverse, but all are subject to violence and degradation on a daily basis.
The agreement signed by Colombia and the United States may drive impoverished farmers to grow coca and strengthen FARC.
In seven days, the Andean region went from the brink of war to a grudging peace. But as columnist Laura Carlsen reports, all is still not well.
The Latin American state has lost its monopoly on violence. U.S. economic and political policies have only made matters worse.