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Opinion: Colombia’s Violent Start to 2022: A Key Electoral Cycle

The New Year has not had a happy start for many Colombians: An already alarming security situation is currently escalating into new record levels of violence in several parts of the country. Although the perpetrators vary regionally, the main affected are the same: the civilian population in general, and social leaders and human rights defenders in particular. In addition to the weak response of the Colombian state so far, observers expect a further deterioration linked to the upcoming legislative and presidential elections. 

Latin America Security

FARC deserters put Colombia’s peace process at risk

Colombia faces an immediate danger to peace in the form of demobilising FARC, with the risk of recycling guerrilla fighters into criminal activity looming.

Latin America Politics

Self-imposed deadline in FARC peace process a grave misstep for Colombian government

This post was written by GRI senior analyst Daniel Lemaitre and guest author Ana Caridad. Among all the woes that President Santos suffered in March, the worst one was self-inflicted—announcing