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Colombia peace talks: Beginning of the end for the FARC?

The Colombian government extends an olive branch to the country's biggest guerrilla group, the FARC. Annette Young and her panel discuss whether the FARC is deciding to go mainstream or if it is merely a political ploy by Colombia's president who wants to run again in the next election.

  • Dorly CASTANEDA, Consultant in peacebuilding in Colombia;
  • Colin HARDING, Director, Latin Forum;
  • Virginie BOUVIER, Senior Program Officer for Latin America at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP);
  • Pascal DROUHAUD, Latin American Specialist, Author, "FARCS, Confession of a guerrilla";
  • Alexis MASCIARELLI, International Affairs Desk, France 24.

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    Programme produced and prepared by Diaraye Bah, Anelise Borges and Mary Colombel  

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2017-06-27 Americas

Farewell to arms? Crucial step for Colombia peace process

A ceremony marking the disarmament of Latin America's oldest guerilla movement is taking place in the central Colombian town of Mesetas. Marxist FARC militants are laying down...

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2017-06-26 Narendra MODI

Modi meets Trump: The ties that bind US, India leaders

How much do Donald Trump and Narendra Modi really have in common? Their personal lifestyles may be radically different but both are nationalists with strong personalities, who...

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2017-06-22 Emmanuel Macron

Macron's marching orders: New French president's first EU summit

Emmanuel Macron sounded like a man in charge as he chastised East European leaders that flout common rules on refugees and freedom of speech. At his first EU summit as French...

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2017-06-21 Queen Elizabeth II

Queen's Speech: Monarch outlines two-year plan as Brexit looms

Our panel of guests focus on the state opening of parliament in London, where the Queen usually reads out the government's to-do list for the year ahead. Brexit featured front...

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2017-06-20 Middle East

The Scramble for Syria: What happens after Raqqa falls?

There's the battle for Raqqa but what about the battle for Syria? The shooting down of a Syrian jet by the US military, plus an Iran-made drone in the southeast late this...

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