Episode
October 1, 2015

Colombia's potential for peace

After a half-century of war, what's most needed for lasting peace and reconciliation in Colombia?
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The Colombian government and rebel group FARC appear close to ending Latin America's longest civil war. Both pledged to a final peace deal within six months and recently reached an agreement on justice in crimes committed during more than 50 years of war. But many are sceptical of whether the anticipated deal can truly end the violence. What's needed for an effective peace agreement? 

On today's episode, we speak to:

Eduardo Álvarez @ideaspaz
Ideas for Peace Foundation
ideaspaz.org

Andres Fernandez @reintegracion
Colombian Agency for Reintegration
reintegracion.gov.co

Federico Hoyos @FedericoHoyos
House Representative for Antioquia
federicohoyos.com

Douglass Cassel
Peace talks adviser to the Colombian government
Professor of law, University of Notre Dame

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