Peace for Colombia

Colombia is the third most populous country in Latin America. More interesting is the fact that it can be claimed to be the oldest democracy of the continent. A part a four-years dictatorship, Colombia has seen a number of democratic governments switching power from liberals to conservatives to the now standing more centrist coalition of President Juan Manuel Santos. Furthermore, Colombia can be praised for its responsible policies against the wide spread populism which tends to prevail in the politics of Southern America. In fact, until 1995 Colombia has seen a steady growth of 5% a year and avoided cases of hyperinflation unlike its neighbors. What happened in 1995? Or better, what was happening despite these honorable achievements? Continue reading “Peace for Colombia”