Colombia News

Latin American Program in the News: FARC defense of kidnappings agitates negotiations

Feb 01, 2013
Enrique Santos, at a forum at the Wilson Center, explained that the lack of movement on the first point of the peace process agenda, agrarian reform, could dampen the enthusiasm of the Colombian and international communities. (In Spanish)

Colombia Tries Again: Can Peace Be Achieved This Time?

Jan 31, 2013
New rounds of negotiations are underway in Colombia between the government of President Juan Manuel Santos and the FARC, Latin America’s oldest insurgency. What are the prospects for success this time around? To gain perspective on why the environment may be right for progress, we spoke with one of Colombia’s most accomplished journalists, Enrique Santos Calderón.

Latin American Program in the News: Obama is Empowered

Jan 22, 2013
Our Director, Cynthia J. Arnson was interviewed by El Espectador on Obama's second term. (IN SPANISH)

Latin American Program in the News: Latin America 2013: Political Outlook

Jan 03, 2013
Trouble in Argentina and Venezuela and elections in Chile, Ecuador, Honduras and Paraguay.

Latin American Program in the News: Colombia peace talks off to touchy start

Oct 18, 2012
The Colombian government and the FARC began peace talks this week.

Latin American Program in the News: As Central America heads towards lawlessness a new drug strategy is needed

Aug 02, 2012
The growing drug problem has brought increased attention to Central America. A change in U.S. policy is necessary to help the region, and with such change there is potential to reduce the problem.

Latin American Program in the News: White House says Colombia not leader in cocaine

Jul 31, 2012
The White House Office on National Drug Control Policy said that Colombia is no longer the largest producer of cocaine in the world. Peru and Bolivia produced more cocaine in 2011 than Colombia.
Cynthia J. Arnson

Latin American Program in the News: Coca planting rises in Colombia, cocaine production falls

Jul 27, 2012
Colombia saw an increase from the previous year in the amount of coca planted in 2011 though the amount of cocaine produced fell.

Latin American Program in the News: Ex-minister target of Colombian bomb

May 16, 2012
A former top Colombian official survived an assassination attempt on May 15 after a daylight bombing in the country's capital.

Latin American Program in the News: OAS delivers conclusions about the Summit of the Americas

Apr 25, 2012
“Even though the priorities and concerns are the same, the Americas are not as synchronized as we would like and there is still a lot of work to do”, was the first conclusion from the secretary general of the Organization of Americas State (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, in regards to the hemispheric encounter in Cartagena. During the conference organized at the Woodrow Wilson Center, in Washington DC, Insulza emphasized that “we have to find ways of cooperation in pending themes and that is what is going to determine if this is going to be a decade of success for the Americas”. (in Spanish)

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