Will the release of Ingrid Bettancourt - arguably the world's most famous hostage, and FARC's main bargaining chip - along with 14 other hostages - mean the end of FARC and the beginning of serious peace negotiations with the Colombian government?
In what is perhaps the mortal blow in a series of declining fortunes for the 44 year old insurgency movement - the release of the hostages has left the already weakened FARC with no negotiating power and has vindicated President Uribe in his hard line policy against the movement.
Chaired by Isabel Hilton (OpenDemocracy)
Malcolm Deas (Oxford University)
Andy Higginbottom (Colombia Solidarity Campaign)
Hernando Alvarez (Colombian journalist and BBC Latin American Service)
Alice O'Keefe (New Statesman)