zoomlens: Colombia after the FARC? New growth prospects, enduring risks, and the ongoing need for due diligence

August 2013
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zoomlens: Colombia after the FARC? New growth prospects, enduring risks, and the ongoing need for due diligence

At a glance

Building on fiscal reforms introduced in 1999 and a new security strategy unveiled in 2003, Colombia has emerged as Latin America's fourth largest economy. No longer known only as home to the Western Hemisphere's longest-running internal armed conflict, the country's improved economic prosperity, along with statistics on incidence of kidnappings and recorded terrorist acts, continue to show mutually reinforcing results.