A surge in political violence has rocked the nation of Colombia in recent months, threatening to destabilize the democratically elected government of President Ivan Duque. A report by the Center for a Secure Free Society indicates that recent protests have been co-opted as tools of asymmetric warfare by narco-funded leftist guerillas and terrorist gangs affiliated with the despotic regimes in Venezuela and Cuba.

At the same time, Professor Celina Realuyo has followed closely the domestic grievances that have fueled the protests, including the government’s response to the pandemic, socioeconomic disparities, and citizens’ insecurity concerns.

Policy professionals won’t want to miss this discussion on the crisis and the concrete steps the United States can take in response.



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  1. colleenb Member

    Appreciate the update on this situation. With everything else going on it is hard to keep track of something that is closer to home than other things. I especially appreciated hearing about the manipulation of social media. 

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