Category Archives: Colombia

May 6 2012

Leap of Faith: Perspectives on Drug Legalisation Following the Summit of the Americas

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By Jacob Parakilas After decades as a seemingly unchallengeable feature of the new global system, the prohibition of drugs is finally coming under sustained criticism from a broad-based coalition, which for the first time includes sitting heads of state. While … Continue reading

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Nov 16 2010

A New Security Dilemma: Plan Colombia and the Use of Private Military Companies in South America


By Fernando Brancoli In January 2009, Colombian President Alvaro Uribe affirmed that after decades of defeats, his country, together with the United States, was finally succeeding in its main challenge: the long war against the guerrillas involved in drug trafficking. … Continue reading

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Oct 2 2010

Conflict without negotiation: reflections on Colombia

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By Victor Figueroa-Clark The killing of Jorge Briceño (Mono Jojoy), one of the FARC’s senior military commanders and an historic figure has been greeted with jubilation by some in the Colombian establishment. President Santos believes this is the beginning of … Continue reading

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