Moderator: Michael Camilleri, Opening Remarks: Renata Segura, Speakers (Right to Left): Elizabeth Dickenson, Juan Fernando Cristo, Paul Angelo, and Adriana Mejía Hernández. Image of Colombian protestors walking on a street. Video

Waiting for Peace: Violence Against Social Leaders in Colombia

On October 21, 2020, the Dialogue along with the International Crisis Group (ICG) hosted “Waiting for Peace: Violence Against Social Leaders in Colombia”. Panelists debated the findings of the ICG’s new report “Leaders Under Fire: Defending Colombia’s Front Line of Peace” and engaged in a discussion on the current rise in violence against social leaders and the implementation of the 2016 peace agreement.

Azul Hidalgo Solá

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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

Former Colombian Vice President Germán Vargas is challenging the country’s tax reform in the Constitutional Court. // File Photo: Colombian Government.

Will Colombia’s Controversial Tax Reform Be Voided?

What would be the consequences for the government, individuals and companies if the Constitutional Court invalidates the tax reform?

David Ross, Oscar Ardila, Richard Francis, César Caballero

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Colombian President Iván Duque’s popularity is sinking, and Colombians are planning a national strike on Thursday. // File Photo: Colombian Government.

Why Is Colombia’s Patience Wearing Thin With Duque?

What is at the root of citizens’ discontent in Colombia, and will the nation see the same sort of violence than other countries in South America?

Cynthia J. Arnson, Maria Velez de Berliner, Erin McFee


Elecciones en Uruguay, protestas en Colombia y elecciones en la OEA

Michael Shifter habló con Gustau Alegret de NTN24 para el programa Cuestión de Poder sobre las reñidas elecciones en Uruguay, las protestas en Colombia y las próximas elecciones para la Secretaría General de la Organización de Estados Americanos.

Michael Shifter, Gustau Alegret

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24

Latin America: The Political Outlook

What is the political outlook in Latin America?  Will Brazil’s Congress continue to govern independent of the erratic, but somewhat business-friendly President Jair Bolsonaro? Will Mexico’s nationalist-leftist president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (popularly known as AMLO) try to extend his power? Will Argentina’s new president Alberto Fernandez govern independently of his vice president Cristina Kirchner? Will Colombia become a new Chile in terms of riots? What will happen in Chile this year? And will Peru be able to return to political stability? Michael Shifter discussed in this interview with Latinvex.

Michael Shifter, Christopher Sabatini , Joachim Bamrud

Interviews ˙ ˙ Latinvex

Daniel Pacheco y Michael Shifter Video

Elecciones en EEUU y la relación con Colombia

Michael Shifter participó en el programa “Zona Franca” del Canal REDMÁS de Colombia donde comentó con Daniel Pacheco acerca de la visita del Secretario de Estado Pompeo a Colombia, la relación entre Donald Trump e Iván Duque y las próximas elecciones en Estados Unidos.

Michael Shifter, Daniel Pacheco

Interviews ˙ ˙ Zona Franca

Violent protests erupted this month in Colombia after a civilian died in police custody. An overturned police car at a protest in Bogotá is pictured above. // File Photo: @petrogustavo via Twitter.

Will Protesters Keep Taking to the Streets in Colombia?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the motivations behind and implications of recent protests in Colombia.

Fernando Cepeda, Arlene B. Tickner, Sergio Guzmán, Elizabeth Dickinson, Andrea Saldarriaga Jiménez

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Ivan Duque speaking during Inter-American Dialogue event Video

A Conversation with Iván Duque Márquez

On November 19, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted “A Conversation with Iván Duque Márquez,” welcoming back Colombian President Iván Duque for a wide-ranging discussion on his administration’s priorities and the future of the US-Colombia relationship amidst an incoming US administration.

Amy Doring

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