Havana, Sept. 23, 2015: Cuban President Raul Castro (C) holds the hands of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) and leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Rodrigo ‘Timochenko’ Londono Echeverri (R) (source: dpa)

Special Report on Colombia: a country on the mend

Over the past few years, Colombia has been one of Latin America’s economic success stories. Now, as the civil war that ravaged it for 50 years finally approaches a negotiated end, the country is looking forward to collecting a vast peace dividend.

Projections for 2015 and 2016 place Colombia among the fastest growing nations in the region, with gross domestic product (GDP) expected to expand by just under 3 per cent in both years.

These numbers may appear modest, but seen against the backdrop of the contractions expected in Brazil, Venezuela and Argentina for both years, they certainly gain in appeal. Even with the dramatic decline in the price of energy pro...

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Dr. Joseph S. Tulchin
A recent study by the United Nations ranked Colombia as the second weakest state in the hemisphere, ahead of only Haiti, a staggering conclusion
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