Colombia’s outlook darkens
Colombia can no longer fall back on economic expansion after its generations-long internal conflict and a controversial peace agreement with a narco-terrorist group. Enter the pandemic-related economic and social crises, and the daunting challenges faced by President Ivan Duque become clear.
Colombia makes positive economic and social progress
Colombia has a host of problems but the government of President Juan Manuel Santos is making real progress on several fronts. The economy is outperforming most of its Latin American neighbours and foreign direct investment is pouring in. Peace talks to end 50 years of violence from the guerilla group ...
Santos aims to make 2015 the year of peace for Colombia
Colombia faces a host of interlocking problems, but its president could achieve a landmark peace negotiation in 2015 and resolve other outstanding issues for its economy. Its rich natural resources have helped Colombia outperform its Latin American neighbours but there is work to do in reforming taxes, the justice system ...