The Breakdown of Cartel Culture

The Breakdown of Cartel Culture

By: Claudia Barrett, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs The Mexican drug war has been punctuated by police success in arresting high-profile narcotics…

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Santos Sets Course Straight: Colombia’s Presidential Election Part II

Santos Sets Course Straight: Colombia’s Presidential Election Part II

By: Maggie Joyce, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs With a white dove pin on his jacket lapel and the word paz (peace)…

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Colombia’s elections – An Indian Perspective

Colombia’s elections – An Indian Perspective

The results are out. Juan Manuel Santos has been re-elected by a surprisingly strong margin as Colombia’s president for the next four years. His victory…

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Puppets and Peace Talks: Colombia’s 2014 Election Part I

Puppets and Peace Talks: Colombia’s 2014 Election Part I

Introduction If left with the choice between a hawk and a dove, which would you choose? This is the decision Colombian voters will face as…

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RE: "Colombian challenger tough on rebels.”

RE: “Colombian challenger tough on rebels.”

Dear Editor, Please allow me to submit the following letter in response to the June 2 article, “Colombian challenger tough on rebels.” In your recent…

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Development and Indigenous Rights: ¿Por qué no los Dos?

Development and Indigenous Rights: ¿Por qué no los Dos?

History is repeating itself for the U’wa people, a peaceful indigenous group from the remote Andean cloud forests of northeastern Colombia. Once 20,000 strong, the…

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