Colombia’s peace agreement earned global applause and a Nobel Peace Prize for the then president, Juan Manuel Santos. A third of the way into the deal’s 15-year time frame, María Ángela Holguín, former government minister of Foreign Affairs, reflects upon its progress.
It was two centuries ago that the decisive battle over the Boyacá Bridge took place and the Colombian army ensured the country’s independence. Javier Ortiz Cassiani, Historian at the Cartagena University, portrays the years preceding the birth of this nation.
The experience of losing independence for over a century and fighting to get it back became a permanent part of Polish identity. Researcher Katarzina Sierakowska writes about that idea of polishness and how it started to be forged way before the past hundred years.
It is about using this historical moment to turn Colombia into what it should be: a country where the same law applies to everybody and where the Government protects us all.
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