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Colombia in Turmoil

As Colombia continues to witness a surge in protests and widespread violence in Cali, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the event “Colombia in Turmoil” on May 20 to examine the root causes and ramifications of the ensuing unrest. This conversation explored how the lack of confidence in the state and political parties, the rise in poverty and unemployment due to the pandemic, and the despair and frustration of Colombia’s youth have culminated in the crisis facing Colombia today. 

Sofia Lalinde, Noelle Whitman

Event Summaries ˙

Colombian President Iván Duque

Can Colombia Find a Peaceful Way to End Deadly Unrest?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on massive social unrest and the state’s heavy-handed response in Colombia.

Elizabeth Dickinson, Francisco Santos, Humberto de la Calle, Arlene B. Tickner, Gwen Burnyeat, Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli

Latin America Advisor ˙

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

Latin America Advisor ˙