This is what the room looked like when Piedad CÃ³rdoba, an opposition senator and former facilitator of prisoner-for-hostage talks with the FARC, spoke at the Inter-American Dialogue yesterday afternoon. I was only five minutes late, but the Dialogue’s conference room was already overflowing.
Even a year ago, it would have been inconceivable to see this level of interest in an event about the FARC hostage situation here in Washington. Leave aside the Venezuela factor and Sen. CÃ³rdoba’s controversial style. It is encouraging that interest in finding a solution to the hostage crisis has increased so much here.