Following Santos lead, the Michel Temer government would first have to test whether Brazil’s legislative leaders are willing to conduct serious negotiations, and prepared to make concessions that could be effective in curbing the country’s pervasive corruption—or at least offer a better solution than the current case-by-case approach of criminal investigations and trials.
The collapse in global oil prices has led to a steep decline in investment in Colombia’s hydrocarbons sector and reduced the value of its oil exports, depleting a key source of government revenue.
Peace in Colombia promises to bring many environmental benefits to the country, but also poses environmental risks .
The tentative, but historic, peace deal between the government and the FARC may not be popular. But it still might work.
After a failed referendum, what comes next will determine whether war or peace breaks out.
Much is at stake for Colombia, and the hemisphere, in the peace process underway between the government and the FARC.
Michael Shifter fue entrevistado por Gerardo Torres de El Salvador sobre los temas más destacados en la agenda regional. Entre otros asuntos, Shifter habló sobre el futuro de la paz en Colombia, la crisis política y económica en Venezuela, y el impacto de las elecciones de Estados Unidos en la región.
Colombia and Venezuela have a history of rocky relations characterized by short bursts of improvement and deterioration.
Juan Fernando Cristo, Colombia’s Minister of the Interior, discusses the peace process with the FARC.
Michael Shifter analiza el impacto del Premio Nobel de la Paz concedido al Presidente de Colombia Juan Manuel Santos en CNN Español.
Joaquín Villalobos provided an outlook on the hemisphere’s ongoing conflicts and challenges.
Will the government’s new agreement to deescalate bring renewed faith — or just more skepticism?
More than five decades of war appears to be over as the Colombian Congress ratifies a new peace deal with FARC rebels. The new deal includes 50 changes to an initial one narrowly rejected by voters in October. Michael Shifter analyzes.
Uribe, a key figure in Colombian politics, continues to influence people’s perceptions on the peace process.
With no time to lose, Colombia’s newly appointed Director of National Planning has gotten to work on an ambitious agenda.