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Member in the News: Rafael Pardo

Rafael Pardo, Member of the Dialogue & former minister of defense of Colombia, has published a new book titled La guerra sin fin: Una nueva visión sobre la lucha contra las drogas, or “The War with No End: A New Vision for the Fight against Drugs.”

Rafael Pardo

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Is Colombia’s Peace Deal Falling Apart?

Peter Hakim, president emeritus and a senior fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue, joined Imran Garda of TRT World’s The Newsmakers to discuss recent developments in Colombia and the future of the Colombian government’s peace deal with the FARC.

Peter Hakim

Interviews ˙ ˙ TRT World

Colombia’s Supreme Court last week freed former FARC rebel leader Seuxis Hernández, also known as Jesús Santrich, who is wanted on cocaine trafficking charges in the United States. // File Photo: Colombian Government.

Are Colombia’s Courts Capable of Keeping the Peace?

What are the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision to release former FARC leader Seuxis Hernández?

Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli, Maria Velez de Berliner, César Caballero, manager at Cifras & Conceptos in Bogotá

Latin America Advisor ˙

Colombian President Iván Duque, who took office this year, has backed away from suggestions he would scuttle the 2016 peace accord. // File Photo: Colombian Government.

Two Years In, Is Peace Taking Hold in Colombia?

How well is peace taking hold in Colombia, two years after the signing of the peace accord?

Antonio Navarro Wolff, Adam Isacson, Martha Maya, María Teresa Aya

Latin America Advisor ˙

Los desafíos del nuevo Presidente de Colombia

Catalina Botero, abogada y decana de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Los Andes y Michael Camilleri, director del programa Peter D. Bell de estado de derecho, analizan los retos a los que se enfrentará el gobierno de Ivan Duque y el estado del país que ha heredado.

Michael Camilleri, Catalina Botero

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica

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Duque’s Peace? Colombia’s New President and the Future of the Peace Process

On June 28, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted an event titled “Duque’s Peace? Colombia’s New President and the Future of the Peace Process” featuring photos from the series “Peace Football Club” by the World Press Photo Exhibition. The speakers discussed the implications of Ivan Duque’s election on the future of the country’s peace process.

Anna Egas

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Colombia Elects Conservative Candidate Ivan Duque to Be Next President

Millions of Colombians voted in a presidential election run-off on Sunday. The winner is Ivan Duque a 41-year-old conservative. And, after a divisive campaign between left and right, he has vowed to unite his country. To discuss the path forward for Colombia, Anand Naidoo, host of CGTN’s The Heat, spoke with Bernardo Perez Salazar, Juan Carlos Hidalgo, Gustau Alegret, and Michael Shifter.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ CGTN

Will Colombia Make Peace With Its Peace Deal?

As the first Colombian election after the historic signing of the peace deal approaches, the good news is that the conflict has blessedly ended, but the implementation of the accord has been complicated and contentious. It does not help that the political establishment stands fractured and discredited. The risk is that the country’s unsettled politics could upend the peace.

Michael Shifter

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Affairs

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La política polarizada de Colombia

El jueves 8 de diciembre, el Diálogo mantuvo un conversatorio público con los analistas colombianos Marta Lucía Ramírez, Catalina Botero, Fernando Cepeda, y Rodrigo Pardo.

Luis Carlos Battista

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A Conversation with the Vice President of Colombia General Óscar Naranjo

On November 17, the Dialogue cosponsored an event with General Oscar Naranjo, Vice President of Colombia. During the conversation, which took place at the Wilson Center, General Naranjo discussed the new economic and social opportunities that the peace process will make available to the country.

Luis Carlos Battista, Anastasia Sendoun

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Colombia expands national parks and ethnic community lands

Under President Juan Manuel Santos, the Colombian government has vastly expanded protected areas, creating new national parks and providing land titles to indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities in the Amazon, Chocó and other important forest regions. However, many challenges remain. National parks and indigenous and Afro-Colombian lands continue to be threatened by illegal occupation, coca cultivation and illegal gold mining.

Lisa Viscidi

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Challenges to electricity access in Colombia

Providing reliable, clean energy to Colombia’s growing population will be a tremendous challenge in the coming years, especially in light of the peace process with the FARC.

Lisa Viscidi

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A Conversation with Colombia’s Labor Minister

On July 17, the Inter-American Dialogue invited Colombia’s Minister of Labor, Griselda Restrepo, to discuss labor advances in post-conflict Colombia. Director of the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program, Michael Camilleri, moderated the discussion. The event focused on US-Colombia cooperation over labor policy, new labor initiatives accompanying the peace accords, and post-conflict violence against workers.

Andrea Clark

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