The Greater WE: Paving the Road for Youth Participation
Youth are rising to demand their rights and to make adults accountable for the state of the economy: how can youth be involved in the greater decisions of the world, so they become part of the solutions?
NGOs in Colombia: a long way from heaven but a little further from hell
In Latin America one can say that the distance between government elites and the people has been historically large. The term “citizenship” is still a work in process, but the organization of civil society has become stronger over the past decade. Whether this is an outcome of globalization […]
The Quest for Colombian Gold
Colombia’s mining industry is trying to re-write its history. Can it turn paramilitary incursions, envorinmental chaos and land disputes into friendlier mining? Participating in the world economy with a highly strategical mineral and preserving the environment seem to be at odds with each other in Colombia . And issues like […]
Rural Windfall or a new Resource Curse? Coca, Income and Civil Conflict in Colombia
Natural and agricultural resources for which there is a substantial black market, such as coca, opium, and diamonds, appear especially likely to be exploited by the parties to a civil conflict. On the other hand, these resources may also provide one of the few reliable sources of income in the […]