Uribe and his followers have made careers out of the Colombian civil war. How willing are they to end it?

LEADERSHIP ANALYSIS: Plata o Plomo – The Origins of Uribe’s Anti-Peace Process Agenda

Outspoken Colombian Ex-President Alvaro Uribe’s call for civil resistance against the Santos government-FARC peace process in Havana during its final stages must be interpreted through various contextual circumstances, principally via economic, political but perhaps…

Courtesy of the Institute for National Strategic Studies, via Wikimedia Commons

50 Years of Armed Conflict in Colombia

“The atmosphere is tense and a revolution may be brewing”. From 1952, this was ‘Che’ Guevara’s reflection on Colombia, as recorded in his Motorcycle Diaries. At that time, rural areas…

Alvaro Uribe speaks to the press via Wikimedia Commons: 

Political polarisation in Colombia

Political polarisation is coming to Colombia. In fact, it is already there. For years a major problem affecting the quality of Colombia’s democracy has been the lack of political opposition….

Pope John Paul II on a visit to Brazil in 1997

Latin America: Papal politics

Latin Americans celebrate the historic canonisation of two popes; as the spiritual influence of the Church declines, it emerges as a political force Last Sunday, thousands celebrated the canonisation of…