PASO Colombia News
During a recent trip to Colombia, OEF President Larry Sampler responded to questions from El País, one of Colombia’s largest newspapers. The resulting Q & A provides Larry’s insights on attaining sustainable peace after prolonged conflict and on how OEF’s PASO Colombia program is working with communities to build peace at the territorial level. The article is in Spanish and available here.
OEF and PASO Colombia's work to transform conflict in Colombia is featured in this story on the role that communities and negotiators are playing in the peace process.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on October 7, less than one week after Colombians rejected the peace deal negotiated between the government and FARC rebels, underscoring the complexities involved in winning peace.
Sustaining peace in Colombia will rely upon communities building peace with their own hands. The Denver Post spoke with PASO Colombia’s country director, Juan Fernando Lucio, to gain more insight on how One Earth Future is working with local communities to regain hope and end the tragedy of war.
BROOMFIELD, Colorado—The One Earth Future Foundation congratulates the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) on the signing of an historic treaty to end more than 50 years of war, effectively ending official wars in the Western Hemisphere. Read more.
Leftist democratic victories at the turn of the century, known as the “Pink Tide,” have been floundering with recent high-stake elections across South America, though the winners are hard to classify.