A NACLA Radio interview with Forrest Hylton and Aaron Tauss about their article “Peace in Colombia: A New Growth Strategy,” featured in the latest NACLA Report, Free Trade 2.0, and the latest developments in the peace process.
In a setback for local democracy, political rights, and the struggle for a sustainable, inclusive city, President Santos ratified the dismissal of leftist Bogotá mayor Gustavo Petro, defying a ruling by the IACHR.
A judge rules seven years later on a case of the Colombian State against trade unionists. In the middle of an election race, President Santos will have to publicly apologize for crimes his main rival committed.
Peace in Colombia is in a precarious position—says the literature on post-conflict countries. A 2003 report states that on average, 44% of countries emerging from civil war return to conflict within the first five years.