A discussion on the Peace Process in Colombia led by Enrique Santos Calderón, brother of the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos. read more
Aug 21, 2014
This paper explores the aspects of political economy that have influenced processes of tax reform in Colombia over the last two decades. more
Aug 07, 2014
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in Bloomberg News on Santos' position in light of the peace talks and his recent reelection. more
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in Bloomberg News on Santos' position in light of the peace talks and his recent reelection.
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson and President of the Inter-American Dialogue, Michael Shifter analyze what the key difficulties Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will face in his second term.
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in The Miami Herald in regards to Colombia's Santos taking office.
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about the US imposed visa bans on 20 Venezuelan officials, citing alleged human rights abuses. The timing of the sanctions could strengthen Maduro's anti-US credentials.
May 13, 2014 // 9:00am — 12:30pm
Peace talks between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are continuing in Havana, focused now on the issue of a "solution to the problem of illicit drugs." The formal agenda for the negotiations includes crop substitution, participatory rural development, and more broadly, a "solution to the phenomenon of the production and commercialization of narcotics." If an agreement is reached, how will the dynamic of drug trafficking in Colombia change in the post-conflict era?
May 09, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Colombia’s 2011 Victims and Land Restitution Law is an historic piece of legislation that seeks to redress victims of forced displacement in rural areas and formalize land rights for those who want to return to their properties. As a mechanism of transitional justice, the Law places the victims of conflict at the center of state activity. It also provides a series of positive measures to address the historic and conflict-related discrimination that women victims have experienced when attempting to reclaim their land. Does the Law accomplish these goals and secure gender-equitable property rights for victims of violence?
April 11, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
About the nature of populism in Latin America and its most recent radical manifestations.
This paper explores the aspects of political economy that have influenced processes of tax reform in Colombia over the last two decades.
The report examines the public health, social development and citizen security impacts of retail drug markets in major urban areas in the Americas and how traditional law enforcement approaches have altered and, at times, exacerbated the security situation.
The newsletter of the Latin American Program, Brazil Institute, and Mexico Institute
A panel of experts, including R. Gil Kerlikowske, Director of Drug Control Policy at the White House, discusses reforming current policies combating illegal drugs in the United States and Latin America.
Nancy Sherman explores the psychological and moral burdens borne by those in the U.S. military. Eric Olson discusses the legacy of Hugo Chavez on Venezuela and Latin America.
Centro de Políticas Públicas para el Socialismo
The World Justice Project
Researcher in Residence, American University
Alexander Wilde was from 2000-04 the Ford Foundation Vice President for Communications, with global responsibilities for three primary program areas and 12 overseas offices. He formerly directed Ford’s regional office in Santiago, Chile (1994-99), supporting innovative work in Colombia, Peru,...