Our latest on Colombia

Experts of the Americas – Episode 6: Women in peacebuilding and Colombia’s peace accord

Maria Victoria Llorente, executive director of Fundación Ideas para La Paz of Colombia, sits down for a virtual conversation with Camila Hernandez, assistant director at the Latin America Center, to discuss women’s role in peacebuilding, the gender angle of Colombia’s peace accord, and initiatives by the private sector to promote peace and close gender gaps.



Tue, Mar 30, 2021

How the US can help Colombia surmount dual crises

On the eve of the two-hundredth anniversary of diplomatic ties between the United States and Colombia, there is “good momentum to strengthen the bilateral relationship,” says Colombian President Iván Duque.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Colombia Coronavirus

Fri, Mar 26, 2021

Transcript: After two centuries, the US-Colombia relationship is entering a ‘new chapter’

Colombian President Iván Duque, US Senator Roy Blunt, and US Senator Benjamin Cardin reflected on the two-hundred-year US-Colombia relationship and discussed the United States' role in helping COVID-19 and migration strategies across Latin America.

ACFrontPage by Atlantic Council

Colombia Coronavirus

Fri, Feb 19, 2021

Colombia is pioneering a new model for integrating migrants and refugees. Will it work?

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

Colombia Latin America

Thu, Feb 11, 2021

Spotlight: 10 Questions for Latin America and the Caribbean

As February begins, we can now look ahead to the rest of the year with our annual predictions of what may or may not transpire in this unpredictable world.

Spotlight by Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Brazil Caribbean

Mon, Dec 7, 2020

El potencial de los yacimientos no convencionales en Colombia

El informe, escrito por John D. Padilla, analiza los diversos temas globales y locales que repercutirán y determinarán si se puede llevar a cabo el desarrollo sostenible de los recursos de lutita en Colombia.

In-Depth Research & Reports by John D. Padilla

Colombia Energy & Environment

Wed, Nov 25, 2020

What a Biden presidency means for US-Colombia relations

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.

New Atlanticist by Camila Hernandez and Daniel Payares-Montoya

Colombia Corruption

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Colombia’s shale resource potential

An exploration of the necessary conditions for successful shale development in Colombia.

In-Depth Research & Reports by John D. Padilla

Colombia Energy & Environment

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.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 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

Thu, Apr 9, 2020

Fighting COVID-19 side by side with migrants

In uncertain times humanity historically comes together to embrace our commonalities. In the case of COVID-19, we can achieve more together if we include migrants as active participants in our efforts to quell the spread and impact of this disease.

New Atlanticist by Walter Cotte and Rebecca Scheurer

Colombia Coronavirus