International News

Hope in Colombia

After a year and a half of confidence-building measures and six months of secret exploratory talks in Cuba, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and FARC leader Rodrigo Londoño (aka Timoleón Jiménez or "Timochenko") announced the beginning of peace talks. The announced agreement defines a timetable, a roadmap, topics to be discussed, and mechanisms for implementation and verification of agreements as well as mechanisms for resolving conflicts that may come up during the talks. We hope that this new scenario for peace that is beginning to unfold will prove to be permanent and sustainable.