Colombia News

¿Cuál será el legado de Santos?

Aug 07, 2014
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson and President of the Inter-American Dialogue, Michael Shifter analyze what the key difficulties Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will face in his second term.

Colombia's Santos takes office hoping to end 50 years of violence

Aug 07, 2014
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in The Miami Herald in regards to Colombia's Santos taking office.

Will US sanctions offer Venezuela's Maduro a helping hand?

Jul 31, 2014
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about the US imposed visa bans on 20 Venezuelan officials, citing alleged human rights abuses. The timing of the sanctions could strengthen Maduro's anti-US credentials.

New Americas Quarterly Released: Higher Education and Competitiveness

Jul 29, 2014
Program Director Cynthia Arnson has an article on Colombia in this edition of the journal "Americas Quarterly."

“Guerra contra las drogas”: la de ellos bien, la de nosotros mal

Jul 21, 2014
Latin American Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón discusses why he believes ending the drug war in Colombia would enable the redefinition of the political strategy in regards to the drug problem. This article is in Spanish.

Elections and Peace in Colombia

Jun 18, 2014
"Understanding how the elections in Colombia became a referendum on the peace process—and on uribismo itself—requires looking less at the candidates themselves than at the alliance, and then bitter parting, of Santos and Uribe," writes Cynthia Arnson in the forthcoming Americas Quarterly, Summer 2014, Volume 8/No. 3.

Latin American Program in the News: La reelección de Santos

Jun 18, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson analyzes the reelection of President Juan Manuel Santos in Colombia.

Colombia’s Election: A Referendum on the Peace Process

Jun 16, 2014
"More than just a clash of candidates and parties, the election is fundamentally a referendum on how to end Colombia’s fifty-year, internal armed conflict, the longest running in Latin America and undoubtedly one of the oldest in the world," writes Cynthia Arnson.

Latin American Program in the News: "Colombia Splits Over How to End War"

Jun 13, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about the Colombian peace process and its effect on the elections this weekend.

Latin American Program in the News: "Tough Slog for Canada to Change OAS"

Jun 11, 2014
Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson is quoted in this article about Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird's call for reforming the Organization of American States.

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