The Crossroads: Colombia

December 3, 2015
by Samuel George

It’s one thing to steer a government when things are going well. But what happens when the path becomes less clear? What happens when a country faces that fork in the road?

The Crossroads video series from the Bertelsmann Foundation’s Global Economic Dynamics team focuses on these decisive moments for emerging markets.

Our third episode, The Crossroads: Colombia, looks at a country with significant growth momentum, but facing a thorny peace process and a slumping global economy.

Featuring commentary from President Juan Manuel Santos, Finance Minister Mauricio Cárdenas, Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas, as well as senators from both sides of the aisle, journalists and citizens from the city to the countryside, Bertelsmann Foundation Latin America specialist Samuel George takes us to the heart of a country at a crossroads.

It’s decision time. Which way will Colombia go?

The Crossroads Colombia Pt. 1: A New Day in Colombia?

The peace negotiations underway in Havana are of paramount importance to Colombia’s future. But, while all eyes are on talks in Cuba, are economic problems brewing back home in Colombia? We have a closer look in Part 2:

The Crossroads Colombia Pt. 2: 5 Challenges to Colombia’s Economy

However, FARC leaders negotiating in Havana may not have full control over a disjointed movement more interested in drug profits than peace agreements, and any agreement could be difficult to enforce. So what is the big idea? We have a closer look in Part 3.

The Crossroads Colombia Pt. 3: The Peace Process- FARC, Fishheads and Toads

Want more of The Crossroads? Watch the latest episode and full interviews HERE

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