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Thu, Apr 16, 2020

Mind the gap: Reducing gender gaps will foster long-term economic prosperity in Colombia

Significant lags in women’s economic and political empowerment remain in countries like Colombia. Having closed educational attainment and health and survival gaps almost entirely, the country still faces important gender gaps in economic participation and opportunity (a gap of 26.5 percent) and in political empowerment (a gap of 68.2 percent). If Colombia doubles-down on its efforts to close these gaps, numerous economic and social benefits will follow.

New Atlanticist by Camila Hernandez

Colombia Economy & Business

Tue, Apr 14, 2020

President Duque outlines how Colombia is handling dual coronavirus challenges

For most countries around the world, the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has strained resources and demanded singular attention from policymakers. For Colombia, this new crisis must also be juggled with the ongoing collapse of neighboring Venezuela, which has already seen 2 million Venezuelans seek refuge in Colombia. “We have had to manage two crises at the same time,” President Iván Duque explained on April 14, which forced Colombia to take drastic measures to contain coronavirus earlier than many of its neighbors.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Colombia Coronavirus

Mon, Mar 23, 2020

What Latin American countries are doing to confront coronavirus

As governments in North America, Europe, Asia, and around the world continue to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Latin American leaders are stepping up their efforts as cases are beginning to be documented in their countries. Although the number of cases across the region remains mostly lower than the epicenters in Europe and the United States, “we are not letting our guard down,” El Salvador’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexandra Hill Tinoco said on March 23. “No one can guarantee us that it is not going to hit us,” she explained, so every Latin American government is taking the threat seriously.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Colombia Coronavirus

Tue, Mar 10, 2020

Colombia ¿Cómo vamos?: Women’s political and economic empowerment

Closing gender gaps in economic and political empowerment will move Colombia forward in its path toward sustainable development. Greater female participation in the economy and in politics will not only boost the country’s economy (by increasing productivity, diversifying the economy, reducing income inequality, increasing organizational effectiveness, among others), but will also contribute to more inclusive, democratic, and sustainable policies.

New Atlanticist by Camila Hernandez

Colombia Women

Thu, Feb 6, 2020

Una nueva frontera para la relación bilateral: Un plan moderno para la relación entre Colombia y Estados Unidos

Transmisión en vivo del lanzamiento del informe en Washington Video: Lanzamiento del grupo de expertos de Colombia y Estados Unidos del Atlantic Council Para compartir en redes sociales Ex presidente y CEO de OPIC David Bohigian hablando sobre la importancia de invertir en las personas Senator de Estados Unidos Ben Cardin hablando sobre la cooperación […]

In-Depth Research & Reports by the Atlantic Council's US-Colombia Task Force

Civil Society Colombia

Mon, Dec 9, 2019

US-Colombia task force launches findings of report in Bogota

Task Force recommendations focus on three mayor areas: Economic development and innovation; institutions, rule of law, and counter-narcotics; and the crisis in Venezuela.

Event Recaps by Camila Hernandez

Colombia Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

Colombian president aims for “second phase” of US-Colombian ties

Twenty years after the United States enacted Plan Colombia, Ivan Duque said the United States and Colombia are ready for the next chapter of their partnership, focusing on solidifying the rule of law , promoting entrepreneurship and trade, and managing growing regional challenges.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Colombia Migration

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

The Untapped Potential of the US-Colombia Partnership

Creating a Modernized Plan for the Bilateral Relationship

In-Depth Research & Reports by the Atlantic Council’s US-Colombia Task Force

Civil Society Colombia

Tue, Jul 16, 2019

The US-Colombia partnership: From Venezuela’s crisis to counter-narcotics efforts

The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, in partnership with the United States Institute for Peace, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Latin America Program, and the Inter-American Dialogue, hosted H.E. Carlos Holmes Trujillo, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia, for a discussion on the future of US-Colombia relations. The conversation was moderated […]

Event Recap by Bryan Wilensky

Colombia Conflict

Thu, Jun 27, 2019

INFOGRAPHICS – Disinformation in democracies: Strengthening digital resilience in Latin America

2018 saw political tides turn in three of Latin America’s largest democracies. These elections also saw deep polarization and distrust in institutions among Brazilians, Mexicans, and Colombians in an information environment ripe with disinformation. And while disinformation and misinformation are nothing new, the spread o#f false information at alarming rates is more effective and worrisome […]

2018 Elections in Latin America

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