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Latin America Politics

The importance of the FARC’s 2018 political campaign

On January 27, Rodrigo Londoño began his campaign for president of Colombia. Will this move help the FARC achieve greater acceptance and further the peace process, despite the unlikelihood of a political victory?

Latin America Natural resources and energy

ELN poses long-term risk to Colombia’s oil and gas industry

Hours after the ninety-day ceasefire between the Colombian government and the ELN ended, the last remaining guerrilla in the country demonstrated why foreign investment will not be returning anytime soon.

Central America Latin America Politics Special Reports

Special Report: Latin America’s key elections

Latin America is undergoing powerful political changes that will pose challenges to stability in the region. A series of elections in key countries make 2018 a crucial year.

Latin America Politics

When rebels go mainstream: FARC’s role in Colombia’s 2018 elections

As a highly controversial part of the peace plan, Colombia’s Congress approved FARC as a political party, granting them 10 seats in Congress. What does this mean for the 2018 elections?

Latin America Security

A year after the peace treaty, violence is on the rise in Colombia

A year after Colombia’s landmark peace treaty with the FARC, excitement has turned into serious doubts about the deal’s success.

Latin America Politics Security

Will Colombia be able to capitalize on FARC peace deal to boost growth?

Colombia finds itself at a critical impasse where certain decisions in the next six months could push it toward an economic boom or serious destabilization.

Latin America Security

The FARC, land reform, and the future of Colombia’s security

When the FARC’s insurgency started, their political manifesto was focused on promoting a radical agrarian reform which would have redistributed lands to small peasants and abolish large landholdings.

Latin America Politics

How Pope Francis is restoring the church in Latin American politics

Pope Francis understands that Latin America, the Church’s most stable consumer market, has embraced an evangelical competition.

Latin America Politics

Will populism flourish in wake of the Odebrecht scandal?

The corruption probe into Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht could lead to increased waves of populism across Latin America.

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

Is it too late for a Colombian oil boom?

The hoped-for Colombian oil boom may ultimately prove nonexistent due to a variety of endemic problems, including low oil reserves.