COLOMBIA: Finding Room to Pardon


Colombian Ambassador Luis Carlos Villegas makes a case for peace.

The future of the negotiations to end Colombia’s decades-long civil war hung in the balance when Ambassador Luis Carlos Villegas came to Berkeley to make a case for his country and its president, Juan Manuel Santos. With less than a month to go before the first-round presidential elections, President Santos was taking a calculated risk by pressing forward with the peace process.

Jean Spencer
Publication date: 
January 14, 2014
Publication type: 
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article