FARC congress brings rebels to politics, strengthens Colombia’s democracy

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are holding a historic congress in Bogota this week to determine the political fate of the demobilized guerrilla organization. Gustavo Flores-Macias, a professor of government at Cornell University and author of the book “After Neoliberalism? The Left and Economic Reforms in Latin America”, says that while much is […]

Colombian civil war lasted long after ideologies were lost

Kenneth Roberts professor of government at Cornell University and expert in Latin American politics says that the Colombian peace agreement may bring an end to Latin America’s longest-lived – and sole remaining – civil war.  Biography: http://government.cornell.edu/kenneth-roberts   Roberts says: “A relic of the Cold War, Colombia’s civil war long ago lost most of its political […]

Agriculture, tax reforms at risk after Colombia’s ‘no’ vote

Lourdes Casanova, academic director of the Emerging Markets Institute at Cornell University’s Johnson School of Business, is available to comment on the economic repercussions of the weekend’s referendum in Colombia. Bio: https://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Faculty-And-Research/Profile/id/lc683   Casanova says: “The Colombian government’s plan to develop the agricultural sector to its potential is now on hold, and so are natural […]