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: Organized crime at the heart of unrest
Colombia’s recent positive economic figures belie the country’s continuing struggle with organized crime and violence. With the growth of the middle class, Colombians are becoming less ideological – unlike their regional peers – and are calling for more centrist policies to address these issues. The challenge for President Ivan Duque ...
A new leader in Colombia
Ivan Duque, Colombia’s newly elected president, takes office with a clear mandate from his supporters. President Duque will likely try to slow the controversial peace accord reached with FARC guerrillas and address widespread public concerns over crime and corruption. But a factional political balance, and major challenges both at home ...