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).
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
New Atlanticist Nov 25, 2020
What a Biden presidency means for US-Colombia relations
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.