Dylan Herrera

Contributing Editor (Latin America)
Dylan Herrera has a BA in Finance and International Relations from Externado University and a Masters degree in International Affairs-International Security from Sciences Po, Paris. Security and development expert with vast experience in Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration of ex-combatants. He has worked for UNESCO, IOM, Folke Bernadotte Academy and the Colombian Agency for Reintegration among other institutions. He has been a lecturer in International Relations, Modern History and Compared Conflicts in Latin America. Has followed up closely conflicts around the world including, Philippines, Salvador, Sri Lanka, DRC, Colombia and Syria.

Dissident Guerrillas Are Rearming in Colombia

September 11, 2019

Early in the morning on August 28, the former head negotiator for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC), Iván Márquez, announced via a YouTube video the official rearmament of a faction of FARC in what appears to be the eastern plains on the Colombian border with Venezuela and Brazil. What does...

Colombia: A Step Back for Gay Marriage

May 19, 2013

A campaign against discrimination has been launched by gay activists in Colombia. Denying civil rights to a specific group in society, resembles the struggle against anti-Semitism and the African-American civil rights movement.

The Death of Chavez: A New Direction?

March 21, 2013

Speculation has been mounting in Venezuela following the death of Hugo Chavez over the late leader's successor and the country's regional leadership.

Colombia: An Unbreakable Legacy Among Chameleonic Organizations?

January 02, 2013

Efforts to destroy Colombia’s powerful cartels have only succeeded in fragmenting these once mammoth criminal organizations. Medellín and Cali are Colombian cities that ring familiar for their association with two of the most powerful drug cartels that once provided the vast majority of cocaine across the US, Latin America, Europe...

An Agrarian Policy for Brazil: And What About Brazilians?

July 03, 2012

Brazilian agricultural policy exacerbates income inequality and is environmentally unsustainable. Brazil has been considered an emerging regional leader in the international scene. Eyes have been turned to Latin America’s fastest growing economy and there is a tendency to believe that it will become the biggest food provider in the near...