What is the road ahead for Colombia?
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Amid the third peak of the pandemic, over 400,000 people took to the streets in Colombia to protest a now-withdrawn tax-reform bill proposed by the government to address the country’s economic crisis. In some cities, protests were permeated by criminal acts, vandalism, and blockades. What steps is the Colombian government taking to address social and political tensions? How will Colombia stabilize its fiscal deficit and public debt? How can the United States support its longstanding ally at this critical moment? The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center on Wednesday, May 19 delved into the political, economic, and social situation in Colombia and explored how the United States can support Colombia in the short, medium, and long term. The event took place in English with simultaneous translation to Spanish.