WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

Uncertain Times: What Lies Ahead for Colombia?

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 November 2018
1666 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 400, Washington D.C. 20009

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As Colombia approaches the two-year anniversary of the November 2016 peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, FARC), it is clear that both the internal and external political landscapes have changed drastically. The election of Iván Duque as Colombia’s new president, a senator who was openly against the peace accords and campaigned on changing them, creates new challenges and questions that must be answered. Furthermore, as President Donald Trump prepares for his first visit to Colombia later this year, the U.S. government must prepare for how it will best plan to continue its support for Colombia’s peace implementation and how to deal with the country’s increasing security issues.

On Thursday, November 8 please join Lisa Haugaard of the Latin America Working Group (LAWG) and Gimena Sánchez and Adam Isacson of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) for a discussion on their most recent trips to Colombia’s Pacific Coast and the future of the peace process.

Event Details:
Thursday, November 8
12:00 p.m. EDT
Washington Office on Latin America
1666 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 400


Lisa Haugaard, Executive Director, LAWG

Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli, Director for the Andes, WOLA

Adam Isacson, Director for Defense Oversight, WOLA