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The 69-Year-Old Private Equity Executive Negotiating With FARC Rebels

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Bernard Aronson listens while US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the US State Department February 20, 2015 in Washington, DC. Kerry announced that Bernard Aronson will join the State Department as Special Envoy for the Colombian Peace Process. AFP PHOTO/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Bernard Aronson wears two hats: He’s head of a D.C.–based private equity firm; and he’s also special envoy to the peace talks between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Aronson has been involved in Latin American politics on behalf of the U.S. for years, and saw turns in Nicaragua for President Ronald Reagan and Panama for President George H.W. Bush. William Neuman wrote a Sunday profile for the New York Times about the man who straddles the line between peace and war. Click here to read it.