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.

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In-Depth Research & Reports

May 31, 2022

Recognize the power of music

By Leila Cobo

Colombian musicians have become global leaders. They are the single-most recognized ambassadors of the country’s culture, folklore, and traditions. They are vocal agents of change, thanks to an ever-growing number of artistic collaborations and an increasingly solid business infrastructure.

Colombia Education

In-Depth Research & Reports

May 31, 2022

Share the Colombian American dream

By John Leguizamo

Colombian Americans are integral to the arts and culture in the United States. From an immigrant working-class family in Queens to a renowned artist in theater, film, and television, I share my story and aspiration for other Colombians to seize their dreams and follow in my path.

Colombia Education

In-Depth Research & Reports

May 31, 2022

Diversify the bilateral agenda

By Maria Claudia Lacouture

Overcoming Colombia’s security challenges will require investment, job creation, and a strong social agenda. The United States should play a key role in this endeavor.

Colombia Economy & Business

In-Depth Research & Reports

May 31, 2022

Advance energy transformation

By Thomas F. "Mack" Mclarty, III

Colombia and the United States could offer solutions to the world as it seeks to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Colombia Latin America

In-Depth Research & Reports

May 31, 2022

Make bold bets

By Luis Alberto Moreno

Colombia and the United States are uniquely positioned to enjoy an exceptional commercial partnership. Achieving this will require a level of ambition, coordination, and commitment comparable to what enabled Plan Colombia.

Colombia Economy & Business

In-Depth Research & Reports

May 31, 2022

Invest in peace

By Howard G. Buffett

Colombia is poised to prove to the world that it will be known for the peace it has brokered at home rather than the conflict endured for fifty years. This requires an enormous investment in development and close coordination among all stakeholders to ensure these commitments meet the needs of the people most affected.

Colombia Economy & Business

In-Depth Research & Reports

May 31, 2022

Improve productivity

By Rosario Córdoba

Colombia must grow at high and sustained rates to increase economic and social development. Improving productivity would lead to increased growth, sustainability, equality, and inclusion.

Colombia Economy & Business
Aerial view of high-rise buildings in Bogota, Colombia.

In-Depth Research & Reports

May 31, 2022

Forge a strong democracy

By Alejandro Eder

The US-Colombia alliance has achieved seemingly impossible feats over decades of close collaboration. Ensuring Colombia becomes a fully developed liberal democracy is the next step.

Colombia Latin America

In-Depth Research & Reports

May 31, 2022

Learn from a democratic culture

By Kevin Whitaker

For decades, Colombia, through adversity and prosperity, has counted on one undeniable truth: the strength of its democracy.

Colombia Latin America

In-Depth Research & Reports

May 31, 2022

Commit to democracy

By Ambassador Paula J. Dobriansky

Through our security cooperation, counter-narcotics efforts, promotion of civil society, and environmental initiatives, we are supporting a strong foundation for democracy and the rule of law to flourish in Colombia.

Colombia Latin America

Experts