Colombia’s land reform programme in jeopardy as economic growth slows

Colombia's president, Juan Manuel Santos, faces an uphill task (photo:dpa)
Colombia's president, Juan Manuel Santos, faces an uphill task (photo:dpa)

Growth in Colombia’s economy shows signs of slowing. It could not have come at a worse time for President Juan Manuel Santos. He is not only trying to be re-elected next year, but he wants to find money to pay for a land restitution programme. This is the first part of a series looking at the problems facing President Santos and how land restitution could help in peace talks with the FARC revolutionary insurgents who have been waging a guerilla war against the government for more than 50 years.

COLOMBIA has been a model of economic development and one of the favourites of international, multilateral institutions for the past decade.

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