- Colombia’s peace dividend may disappear if oil prices stay low
- The key land restitution program has stalled amid right-wing opposition
- Peace accords may fail if talks are not wrapped up in six months
Colombia is close to ending a civil war that has devastated the country for half a century. But getting a peace settlement signed is just the start of President Juan Manuel Santos’s problems.
In February, Mr. Santos went to Washington to meet President Barack Obama. The visit marked the success of Plan Colombia, a program that funneled billions of dollars to the Colombian military to combat Marxist guerrillas, drug cartels and right-wing paramilitaries.