Colombia ready for peace, says Americas think tank
28 August 2012 Last updated at 07:20 BST
Colombia's president Juan Manuel Santos has confirmed his government is seeking peace with the country's biggest guerrilla group, known as the Farc.
The left-wing group has been fighting the government for almost five decades, and said last year that it wanted to start peace negotiations.
Peter Hakim from Inter-American Dialogue, a US-based think tank examining relations in the Americas, assessed the chances of any talks.