Ivan Duque’s Difficult First Year in Office

According to a recent poll conducted by Invamer, Colombia’s president Ivan Duque is facing a historically low popularity after little over a year in office. The announcement followed months of continued struggles for Alvaro Uribe’s protégé, which include (but are not limited to) his...

Why a Car Bomb in Northern Ireland Should Worry Colombia

February 11, 2019

A warning to Colombia is that peace, even after 20 years, is not guaranteed. Colombians are just beginning to recover after a car bomb, planted by the country’s last remaining guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), detonated in the capital city of Bogotá on January 17. The...

Can the FARC Overcome Its Historic Divides?

November 20, 2018

Thus far, FARC politicians in congress are keeping up their end of the Havana accords and actively participating in Colombia’s democratic process. During the months of August through October of last year, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas transformed into a...

A Polarized Referendum Puts Peace to the Test in Colombia

September 30, 2016

Voters will decide if the negotiated settlement ending decades of conflict with the FARC moves ahead.  As the sun was setting in Cartagena, Colombia, on Monday, September 26, thousands of national and international spectators, including dozens of world leaders and US Secretary of State John...