The Legacy of Colombia’s Peacemaker

Juan Manuel Santos leaves office as one of the most unpopular presidents in Colombia’s modern history. On August 7, the presidency of Juan Manuel Santos — Colombia’s peacemaker — comes to an end after two terms in office. Santos, who turns 67 on August 10, has stated in numerous...

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...

Colombia Leads by Example in the Americas

August 10, 2015

The leadership of President Juan Santos has become a model for other nations in the Americas to follow. Despite criticism of appeasement from pundits, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has pragmatically led his country through a difficult era and currently has it poised to reach lasting...