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Latin America Politics

Why Colombians must support an imperfect peace agreement

Colombia faces a crossroads: to accept or reject the government’s proposal to end the conflict with the FARC.

Latin America Politics

Juan Fernando Cristo’s plebiscite for peace

By mid-December of 2015, many in the Colombian political establishment were complimenting the Minister of Interior, Juan Fernando Cristo, the man in charge of the government’s legislative agenda. Cristo had

Latin America Politics

Colombia may see rise of left-wing populism

Colombia could see the rise of a firebrand leftist leader, much like Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia. The country has all the fundamentals: a political spectrum leaning strongly to the right,

Latin America Security

FARC peace process strained by new kidnapping

Colombia’s two year long peace talks between the government and the FARC were brought to a standstill on Sunday, November 16, following the capture of a top army general by