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Colombia's Challenge

Making peace was historic. But for the accord to endure, Colombia now needs to extend infrastructure and opportunity to all.

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Special Report

Colombia's Challenge: A Special Report

AQ's latest issue looks at how Colombia can consolidate peace – and ensure prosperity for more of its citizens.

Rebirth, or Relapse? Colombia Hits a Post-War Turning Point.

By JOHN OTIS
New economic opportunities are creeping into Colombia's troubled countryside. More are needed to help keep the peace.

Who's Afraid of Gustavo Petro?

By SIBYLLA BRODZINSKY
From guerrilla to presidential candidate, Gustavo Petro's rise encapsulates the divisions, fears and hopes permeating Colombian politics today.

Making Sense of Colombia's Crowded Presidential Field

By BENJAMIN RUSSELL
With more than two dozen potential candidates, Colombia's 2018 race is up for grabs. Is there room for surprise among so many familiar faces?

The Trouble Facing Colombia's Moderates

By ADRIANA LA ROTTA
Without conflict to bring them together, Colombians are confronting their differences, and engaging in the messy business of democracy.

How Colombia's Economic Outlook Puts Pressure on the Peace Deal

By LEONARDO VILLAR
Developing rural areas will be hard – and expensive. How will Colombia pay for it?

Peace in Colombia's Countryside? First, Turn On the Lights.

By LISA VISCIDI
Geography and a lack of security have stunted Colombia's infrastructure development. The country needs to be connected for peace to take hold.

New President, Old Obstacles: Colombians' Priorities for 2018

AQ asked politicians, business leaders and everyday people what they think the next president's first priority should be.

Town & Country: A Visual Guide to Colombia's Urban/Rural Divide

By BRENDAN O'BOYLE
Prosperity and well-being haven't spread evenly across Colombia's diverse regions. That poses an obstacle to future development.

AQ Top 5: Latin American Art Activists

Cubans Lead AQ's List of Top 5 Art Activists

Meet the visual artists exploring – and exploding – notions of race, gender, sexuality and political freedom.

AQ Top 5 Latin American Art Activists: Edel Rodriguez

By JULIANA BARBASSA
Known for his raw depictions of Donald Trump, this Cuban artist sees parallels between the past and present.

AQ Top 5 Latin American Art Activists: Daniel Arzola

By BRENDAN O'BOYLE
He survived a hate crime as a youth. Now, this Venezuelan illustrator uses art to fight bigotry and celebrate LGBTQ identity.

AQ Top 5 Latin American Art Activists: Angélica Dass

By LEANI GARCÍA
Her own conflicted relationship with race led this Brazilian photographer to push for equality.

AQ Top 5 Latin American Art Activists: Danilo Maldonado

By REBECCA BINTRIM
He endured persecution to become one of Cuba's most recognized graffiti artists.

AQ Top 5 Latin American Art Activists: Lucia Cuba

By BENJAMIN RUSSELL
This Peruvian designer merges fashion and psychology to address issues of women's health.

Business and Economics

Brazil's Petrobras: Not Dead After All

By CHRISTOPHER LENTON
After years of financial uncertainty, the Brazilian oil giant is back from the brink – and beating regional competitors.

Cultura

The Undeniable Charm of Brazil's Latest Dance Craze

By CATHERINE OSBORN
Baile Charme is a unique expression of American, Brazilian and black identity.

Colombia's 96-Year-Old, Crowdfunded Pop Star

By JOE PARKIN DANIELS
For decades, Magín Díaz's musical influence went unrecognized. Now, Grammy nominations in hand, he's making up for lost time.

Book Review: Euphoria and Failure of Greater Brazil

By BRIAN WINTER
Journalist Fabio Zanini explores one of Brazil's most corrosive and enduring myths: that its size entitles it to power and influence abroad.

Book Review: Return to the Dark Valley

By ANYA VENTURA
Colombian novelist Santiago Gamboa delivers an internationally-minded page-turner.

Film Review: Kékszakállú

By MANUEL BETANCOURT
A poetic film from one of Argentina's bright young directors.

Music Review: Juancho Herrera's Gaviero

By SEBASTIÁN ZUBIETA
Tense energy and a wandering spirit highlight the Venezuelan guitarist and songwriter's forthcoming album.

Departments

Panorama: On the Front Line of Venezuela's HIV/AIDS Crisis

By BRENDAN O'BOYLE
Jesus Aguais, founder of Aid for AIDS, on what the international community can do to slow Venezuela's health emergency.

Long View: How a Tennessee Farm Boy Cashed In on the Mexican Revolution

By ANDREW PAXMAN
William O. Jenkins helped shape modern Mexico – and made a fortune while at it.

 

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