Issue Brief by Camila Hernandez, Jason MarczakJun 18, 2021
Colombia’s National Strike: Overview of the Situation and Strategies Moving Forward
Issue Brief by Camila Hernandez, Jason Marczak
Amid the third peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Colombia faces the longest and most destructive mass protests in recent history. The protests, which began on April 28, 2021, were triggered by a tax-reform bill proposed by the government to stabilize public debt and fiscal deficit. Despite the bill’s removal on May 2, 2021, protests continued […]
New Atlanticist by Camila HernandezFeb 19, 2021
Colombia is pioneering a new model for integrating migrants and refugees. Will it work?
New Atlanticist by Camila Hernandez
Colombian President Iván Duque announced that he will grant temporary protection status to Venezuelan migrants and refugees in Colombia. It is a herculean task, and the country will encounter two major challenges.
New Atlanticist by Camila Hernandez and Daniel Payares-MontoyaNov 25, 2020
What a Biden presidency means for US-Colombia relations
New Atlanticist by Camila Hernandez and Daniel Payares-Montoya
On repeated occasions, President-elect Biden has characterized Colombia as the “keystone” of US foreign policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean, maintaining that, if elected president, restoring the alliance between the United States and Colombia will be among his top foreign policy priorities.
Camila Hernandez is an assistant director at the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, where she leads projects on Colombia. During her time at the Council, Camila has managed the Center’s US-Colombia Task Force, a bilateral, bipartisan and bicameral initiative co-chaired by Senators Roy Blunt and Ben Cardin. She has co-authored reports and Op-Eds on the US-Colombia strategic partnership and coordinated events with high-level policymakers, business leaders, and civil society members in both Colombia and the United States. She provides English- and Spanish-language commentary on political and economic issues in Colombia to major media outlets, including Foreign Policy, Voice of America, and El Pais (Cali, Colombia).
Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Camila was a Helms Fellow at the World Resources Institute, where she used STATA to study trends in the ownership of forest concessions in the Congo Basin. She also worked as Business Analyst at Tuatara Group LLC, an engineering, financing, trade promotion, and project development advisory firm.
Camila has a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Government form Georgetown University. Originally from Colombia, she is a native Spanish- and English-speaker, and fluent in French.