A long-awaited peace conference for war-torn Syria appears set for further delays as sharp divisions persist between rival camps over the conditions for their participation.
Postponed yet again, Syria talks are getting nowhere. Assad and his government continues to say he will remain in power while opposition parties won’t attend peace talks unless Assad’s stepping down is in place.
11:00 // 1 month ago
Colombia’s government and Marxist FARC rebels reached a “fundamental agreement” on the guerrillas’ future in politics, one of the thorniest issues addressed in peace talks in Cuba, according to a joint statement on Wednesday.
The FARC, or Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, has been fighting the government in a jungle and urban conflict that has killed more than 200,000 people in the five decades since it began as a peasant movement seeking land reform.
The partial accord may pave the way for FARC to enter Colombian politics, which chief government negotiator Humberto de la Calle said would provide a “new democratic opening” and cement peace after an end of conflict.
While promising, it’s important to remember that there’s still quite a bit of work to be done if the peace talks are to reach a successful conclusion. Many Colombians want to see top FARC commanders serve time in prison, while the rebel organization is insisting that many of the same people be given seats in Congress and other political representation. There’s currently no prediction for when the latest round of talks will end.
15:13 // 1 month ago
What I earned at Condé Nast far exceeds the value of any unlimited Metro Card, living stipend, or hourly wage they could have given me.
So you can chalk up face time with editors, writers, researchers, and stylists, who you are now separated from by one degree to whatever the hourly wage comes out to be, based on your small stipend, or you can accept the experience for its face value: priceless.
Furthering the debate over Condé Nast shutting down their intern program, this pre-med student interned at a magazine company. Nonetheless, she does make a point, I too don’t have anything to regret with my unpaid internship experience. But something should be done.
14:46 // 1 month ago