The reopening of a major Colombia-Venezuela border crossing is an important step to stop Venezuelans from trekking across remote trails where they are easily extorted by armed groups. But it’s unlikely to stem conflict or the flow of contraband in… Read More ›
This article was written by Laura Betancur-Restrepo and Maj Grasten and originally appeared on E-International Relations on January 1, 2019. It is reproduced here under CC BY-NC 4.0. “Impunity” has become a significant obstacle to the progress of Colombia’s peace process. A concern… Read More ›
What does Ivan Duque’s election mean for the peace process in Colombia and polarization in Colombian society?
This article was written by Salvador Santino Fulo Regilme Jr and originally appeared on E-International Relations on July 12, 2018. It is reproduced here under CC BY-NC 4.0. Just this month, millions of Colombians head to the polls to elect their next president. This is a remarkable… Read More ›
The IMF praised Colombian policymakers after for their macroeconomic management and policy framework improvements. During this Article IV Consultation, the IMF appears to have focused primarily on Colombia’s ability to cope with external shocks as well as economic growth promotion in general.
A former leader of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, known by their acronym FARC, announced his intention to run for president in 2018, reports Reuters. Rodrigo Londono, also known by his nom de guerre “Timochenko,” will be the 2018 presidential… Read More ›
The Central Bank of Colombia (el Banco de la Republica) announced that “after assessing the risk balance for inflation and growth, the Board of Directors deemed appropriate to maintain the benchmark interest rate unaltered.” This decision contrasts Brazil’s recent decision to… Read More ›