Humanitas360 (H360) in partnership with the Fernando Henrique Cardoso Institute Foundation organized a lecture in Sao Paulo with General Óscar Naranjo, the chief negotiator of the peace process with the FARC. Naranjo talked about what can be expected now that negotiations with the guerrilla group are almost complete. The lecture took place in the form of a round table and was attended by former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos and Colombian Senator Juan Manuel Galán.
The discussion focused on two themes: the future of Colombia and Latin America in view of the peace process, and the lessons that can be learned from the history of Colombia. The four speakers are members of H360 and came to Sao Paulo to hold the first board meeting of the organization. Other members of the H360 were also present in the audience including Martín Santos, the Executive Director of Fundación Buen Gobierno.
General Naranjo dedicated his life to the service of the Colombian citizens. He worked at the Colombian National Police for 36 years, leading the biggest defeats of the Colombian FARC and drug cartels. Later, Naranjo became the chief negotiator in the FARC peace process. Achieving the peace proposal, however, is not the country’s only challenge, as the results and ramifications of the agreement need to be considered.