Almost four months after the accord with the FARC was approved by Congress, many of Colombia’s implementation challenges are still to come. As the guerrillas demobilize, the government must work to guarantee security, promote economic development, and protect justice and human rights across broad swaths of territory. Meanwhile, coca production has spiked in recent years and there are concerns about the fight against corruption and organized crime. In this context, Colombian voters are also looking ahead to legislative and presidential elections in 2018.
The Dialogue is pleased to welcome Interior Minister Juan Fernando Cristo for an open conversation on these and other issues.
Juan Fernando Cristo
Minister of the Interior of Colombia (@CristoBustos)
President, Inter-American Dialogue (@MichaelShifter)
Juan Fernando Cristo has been Minister of the Interior of Colombia since 2014. He is responsible for coordinating policies on justice, law enforcement, human rights, territorial development, and citizen engagement. Previously he was President of the Senate of Colombia. Michael Shifter is the president of the Inter-American Dialogue.