Amidst the prevailing uncertainty, one thing seems clear: the fabric of international security relationships could be on the cusp of unraveling, with Latin America forced to forge a new path.
Petro’s Total Peace policy’s lackluster results stem from bad timing and a poor negotiation structure with insurgent and criminal groups.
Yanilda María González’s book examines why it is so difficult to reform Latin America’s police forces.
Petro’s relevance is in decline and his relations with incoming governments far and near will be complicated.
As the Petro administration seeks to reap the benefits of additional Chinese investment in the technology sector, it should also prepare to understand, analyze, and mitigate potential risks.
A potential electoral defeat of the Petro administration will likely lead to an escalation in disputes between the executive and local governments over the next three years.
While opposition congresses play a crucial role in ensuring checks and balances in Latin American democracies, the complexities they introduce are far-reaching and multifaceted. These challenges underscore the need for mature political behavior, open dialogue, and a steadfast commitment to democratic norms from all political actors.
Colombian President Gustavo Petro will likely pave the way for a far-right administration in the same way that Iván Duque paved the way for Petro’s own rise to power. He does not seem to know it yet, and Petro does not seem to be acting like a far-right candidacy is realistic right now. Petro ought to understand that both the short- and long-term future of Colombia’s left wing depends on his success.
Colombian President Gustavo Petro introduced a new element of political risk into investment decision-making for institutional investors and other funds. The myriad of social reforms the government seeks to pass… have made Colombia too risky for some investors. However, while traditional investors are put off, other investors—including those with questionable practices in their home countries and with a greater appetite for risk—now see Colombia as a more attractive destination for their capital, as it can bring along high rewards.