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A Conversation with Colombia’s Minister of Defense, Diego Molano

Date & Time

Thursday
May. 19, 2022
2:30pm – 3:30pm ET

Overview

Environmental degradation in Colombia, one of the world’s most biodiverse countries, poses an ongoing challenge for government authorities and Colombian civilians. Deforestation alone increased by 8 percent between 2019 and 2020, driven in part by criminal groups engaged in drug trafficking, illegal mining, and other illicit activities. National parks have been especially at risk.

Minister Molano addressed the military’s role, together with the Ministry of Environment, national parks officials, and local governments, in environmental protection in Colombia. The conversation also touched on other issues important in the U.S.-Colombian security relationship.


Hosted By

Latin American Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

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