Analysis

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

Event Summaries ˙

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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

Event Summaries ˙

Implementing Colombia’s Peace Accord

El lunes 20 de marzo, El Diálogo realizó un evento con el Ministro de Interior de Colombia, Juan Fernando Cristo, para discutir la implementación del Acuerdo de Paz de Colombia con las FARC.

Laura Campiglia de Méndez

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Oil and Commodities: The End of the “Age of Abundance”

Across Latin America, the sustained decline in global oil prices has had a profound impact on economic growth, political stability and the viability of resource nationalism – when governments assert more control over the nation’s natural resources.

Lisa Viscidi, Rebecca O’Connor

Reports ˙ ˙ Italian Institute for International Political Studies

Peace and Environmental Protection in Colombia

Colombia should integrate environmental considerations into its rural economic development plans to avoid an increase in deforestation associated with the post-conflict transition.

Lorenzo Morales

Reports ˙

Colombia’s Peace Process and Brazil’s Corruption Battle

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.

Peter Hakim

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Folha de S. Paulo

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New Colombian peace deal

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.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ CCTV America

A Conversation with Colombian Ambassador Juan Carlos Pinzón

On October 20, the Inter-American Dialogue held a private conversation with Juan Carlos Pinzón, Colombia’s Ambassador to the United States. Private sector and non-governmental leaders, as well as independent analysts, engaged in a frank exchange with Ambassador Pinzón about the future of the peace negotiations between the Colombian government and the FARC, after the ‘No’ vote won in the national plebiscite held on October 2nd.

Andrea Mendez

Event Summaries ˙

Michael Shifter entrevistado sobre los temas más urgentes en la región

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.

Michael Shifter, Gerardo Torres

Interviews ˙ ˙ El Salvador.com

La región celebra la paz en Colombia

Este acuerdo de paz fue el resultado de cuatro años de negociaciones en La Habana, que tuvieron tensiones y contratiempos. Gran parte del mérito corresponde al gobierno de Santos, que impulsó los diálogos e invirtió todo su capital político en esta iniciativa.

Michael Shifter

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ La Tercera