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Inés Vesga on Colombia’s Energy Policy Under Gustavo Petro

Gene Kuleta, Inés Vesga ˙ ˙ Latin America Advisor

Photo of oil rig Autoridad Nacional de Licencias Ambientales
The Latin America Advisor’s latest video features Inés Vesga, partner at Holland & Knight. Vesga spoke with Advisor editor Gene Kuleta in July about the energy sector proposals of Colombia’s incoming president, Gustavo Petro. View the latest Advisor video here: To watch other Advisor videos on technology’s role in Latin…Read more +

Colombia: To Frack or Not to Frack?

Lisa Viscidi, Sarah Phillips ˙ ˙ Voces

March against fracking in San Martín, Cesar. Esperanza Proxima/Flickr/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
For over a decade Colombians have been debating whether or not to allow oil companies to use hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to produce oil and gas from shale rock, a technique that has been controversial in many countries. The high court’s decision last week to uphold a moratorium on fracking suggests the increasingly polarized debate is far from over.Read more +

Can Colombia Make Peace with the JEP?

Tamar Ziff, Julia Searby ˙ ˙ Voces

Jurisdicción Especial para la Paz / Facebook
President Duque must confront a new test of his leadership rather than put the JEP controversy behind him. Duque has remained silent on the referendum thus far, but now must decide whether to accept the judgment of the Colombian Congress and Constitutional Court and allow the transitional justice process to move forward, or join his mentor Uribe’s continuing efforts to undermine the JEP. Read more +

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