REACTION: Petro’s Cabinet Purge: Ocampo Out
Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro has asked his entire Cabinet to resign as his administration faces its most serious ministerial crisis to date.
Gustavo Petro Can’t Ignore Human Rights in Venezuela
At his summit on Venezuela, Colombia’s president must demand respect for democracy and the environment, writes a former Venezuelan mayor.
Iván Velásquez Is Facing His Toughest Challenge Yet
As Colombia’s defense minister, the former anti-corruption crusader is challenging criminal groups—and the military tasked with confronting them.
On Security, Bukele and Petro Have a Problem in Common
A recent Twitter feud laid bare the two presidents’ starkly different security approaches. But they both struggle to identify long-term solutions.
AQ Podcast: Gustavo Petro’s Challenging Moment
Petro is facing multiple crises. How will he react?
AQ Podcast: How Organized Crime Is Changing In Latin America
An overview of the security landscape in the region, including how organized crime is pushing into previously calm countries
Colombia’s Growth Is Slowing, Imperiling Gustavo Petro’s Agenda
This year, plans for major reforms will collide with slower growth and efforts to tame inflation.
AQ Podcast: Ways Forward for the Amazon
A Brazilian security and development expert on political challenges ahead for the region, but also responsible investment opportunities.
Windows Onto a “Hidden City”: Bogotá’s Creative Districts
Renewing distressed areas and recognizing bohemian haunts, these districts in Colombia’s capital have been praised—and also criticized.
In Colombia, Passing Tax Reform Was the Easy Part
The bill’s approval was a win for Petro, but keeping and attracting investments is the challenge ahead.
Graphic: Colombia’s Young Politicians
AQ looks at indicators measuring youth participation in politics—and profiles leading politicians age 40 and under.
AQ Podcast | Gustavo Petro: What We’ve Learned So Far
El Tiempo columnist Ricardo Ávila examines how transformative this presidency could be for Colombia
Can Petro Pull Off ‘Total Peace’ in Colombia?
Negotiating with all armed groups is a high-stakes gamble with consequences far beyond the country’s borders.
The Problem with Petro’s Green Energy Policy
Cutting Colombia’s oil production won’t reduce global emissions.