Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

AQ Podcast: A Tale of Two Colombias

One of Colombia's most experienced foreign correspondents gives us a 360-degree view from a country feeling "rudderless."
Nikita Kataev
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Colombia reported some good news in 2020: The country’s homicide rate was its lowest in nearly five decades. But continued violence in rural communities – and a pandemic that is emboldening organized crime – has darkened the mood for many. Veteran foreign correspondent John Otis joins the podcast from Bogotá to break down what’s happening in the countryside and the implications for President Duque – and the coming contest to name his successor. 

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John Otis reports from Bogotá for NPR and The Wall Street Journal and is a consultant for the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Brian Winter is the editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly.  

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