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Great Expectations: Colombian Energy Policy under Petro

As part of his energy and climate campaign promises, Colombian President-elect Gustavo Petro’s intention to halt oil exploration and pilot fracking projects and accelerate the transition to renewable energy raises questions about the direction of energy policy in the country.

Simón Ladino Cano

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Photo of Gustavo Petro, who takes office Sunday as Colombia’s president, could make changes to Colombian policy in areas including trade and anti-drug efforts. // File Photo: @petrogustavo via Twitter.

Will Colombia-U.S. Relations Change Under Petro?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring viewpoints on how Colombia-U.S. relations could change under Colombia’s new president, Gustavo Petro.

Michael Shifter, Sergio Guzmán, Maria Velez de Berliner, Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli

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Member in the News: Claudia López

Claudia López, mayor of Bogotá, was selected as the next president of Metropolis, an organization focused on connecting leaders from metropolitan areas from around the world in order to share knowledge and collaborate on common problems.

Claudia López

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Enablers of Low-Carbon Hydrogen in LAC

On June 28, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a webinar entitled “Low-Carbon Hydrogen in LAC – Prospects and Pathways”. This online event sought to explore public and private sector plans to develop the hydrogen industry in the region, specifically focusing on barriers to the production, use, and commercialization of low-carbon hydrogen as well as international and cross-sectoral cooperation strategies to accelerate the implementation of this technology.

Simón Ladino Cano, MK Vereen

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Gustavo Petro was elected Colombia’s president on Sunday and celebrated victory with his running mate, Francia Márquez. // Photo: Facebook Page of Francia Márquez.

What Will Petro’s Presidency Mean for Colombia?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring viewpoints on the results of the Colombian presidential election.

Michael Shifter, Sergio Guzmán, Maria Velez de Berliner, Elizabeth Dickinson, Laura Carlsen, Marco Molina, Sashe Dimitroff

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Leftist Gustavo Petro celebrated with his running mate, Francia Márquez, after their ticket received the most votes in the first round of Sunday’s presidential election in Colombia. They will face populist Rodolfo Hernández in the second round. // Photo: Petro Campaign.

Which Candidate Has the Edge in Colombia’s Runoff?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the upcoming presidential runoff elections in Colombia.

Michael Shifter, Sergio Guzmán, Silvana Amaya, Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli

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Panelists Ruiz Sandoval, Salgado, Fiszbein Video

SERIES OF EVENTS: Childhood Play in Colombia

On November 10, 2021 and February 17, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue, together with the Presidential Council for Children and Adolescents and with the support of the LEGO Foundation, organized two events to explore and reflect on the role of play in Colombia’s early childhood agenda.

Micaela Finoli

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Declaration Strengthened School Leaders

This declaration contains key messages and recommendations to continue strengthening the leadership of teachers and principals in the region. 

Grupo de Trabajo Líderes Escolares Fortalecidos

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Colombian President Iván Duque on April 12 touted his government’s security achievements in a speech to the U.N. Security Council. // Photo: United Nations.

Has Security in Colombia Improved Under Duque?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the state of security in Colombia under Iván Duque’s administration.

Elizabeth Dickinson, Adam Isacson, Gwen Burnyeat, Richard McColl

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