US-Colombia Task Force

The Atlantic Council’s US-Colombia Task Force, co-chaired by Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), is a nonpartisan, binational, and multi-sectoral group created to strengthen US-Colombia diplomatic and economic ties. Through timely expert insights, it advances whole- of-society solutions with broad support in Colombia and the United States to address the most challenging policy issues affecting Colombia, while also promoting US interests in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

Experts of the Americas – Episode 11: Polarization in Colombia

Lina Torres, Director of Knowledge Management and Strategy at Movilizatorio, and Camila Hernandez, Assistant Director and Colombia Lead at the Latin America Center, discuss polarization in Colombia. Watch the episode to find out what divides and what unites the Colombian people.

Experts of the Americas – Episode 10: Promoting sustainable development in Colombia’s Pacific region

María Isabel Ulloa, executive director at ProPacífico, and Camila Hernandez, assistant director and Colombia lead at the Atlantic Council, discuss the importance of promoting sustainable development in Colombia’s Pacific Region.

Experts

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Spotlight

Jan 4, 2022

Spotlight: Latin America and the Caribbean – Ten questions for 2022

By Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

The year 2022 will be one of change across the Western Hemisphere. So, what might or might not be on the horizon?

Brazil Caribbean

Transcript

Dec 9, 2021

Colombia’s president: The US helped Colombia through COVID-19. Now it’s time for the next phase of cooperation.

By Atlantic Council

Duque listed opportunities for the United States to invest in Colombia and improve economic opportunity in the country—and Cardin and Blunt reiterated the United States’ willingness to continue its two-hundred-year partnership with Colombia.

Colombia Coronavirus

Report

Dec 8, 2021

A plan for Colombia’s COVID recovery and why it matters for the United States

By Atlantic Council US-Colombia Task Force

The continuity of Colombia’s prosperity and role as a key US partner depends, in part, on the country’s ability to swiftly recover from COVID-19. In 2020, lockdowns and mobility restrictions led to a major recession in Colombia, exacerbating unemployment, poverty, and pre-existing inequalities.

Americas Civil Society

Issue Brief

Jun 18, 2021

Colombia’s National Strike: Overview of the Situation and Strategies Moving Forward

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 […]

Americas Civil Society

New Atlanticist

Apr 30, 2021

Raising ambitions: How Latin America and the Caribbean is tackling the climate crisis

By Valentina Sader

The Americas are a crucial player in coordinated efforts to tackle global climate change, so we asked experts from the Atlantic Council and elsewhere to lay out what’s next.

Brazil Caribbean

New Atlanticist

Mar 30, 2021

How the US can help Colombia surmount dual crises

By Larry Luxner

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.

Colombia Coronavirus

ACFrontPage

Mar 26, 2021

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

By Atlantic Council

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.

Colombia Coronavirus

New Atlanticist

Feb 19, 2021

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

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.

Colombia Latin America

Spotlight

Feb 11, 2021

Spotlight: 10 Questions for Latin America and the Caribbean

By Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

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.

Brazil Caribbean

In-Depth Research & Reports

Dec 7, 2020

El potencial de los yacimientos no convencionales en Colombia

By John D. Padilla

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.

Colombia Energy & Environment