Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos (3rd L) speaks to the official media accompanied by Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon (2nd L) and his military leadership at the presidential palace in Bogota, Colombia (REUTERS/Efrain Herrera/Colombian Presidency).
An assessment of Colombia’s anti-drug policies amid the peace talks with the FARC
September 21, 2015
On September 21, the Foreign Policy Latin America Initiative (LAI), in collaboration with Florida International University’s Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center (FIU-LACC), hosted Colombian Drug Policy Advisory Commission President Daniel Mejía to outline the findings and main recommendations of the commission's final report, “Guidelines for a New Approach to Colombian Drug Policy.” Brookings Senior Fellow Vanda Felbab-Brown and FIU-LACC Director Frank Mora evaluated Colombia’s counter-narcotics and anti-organized crime strategies and their relation to the country’s ongoing peace talks. LAI Director and Senior Fellow Harold Trinkunas provided introductory remarks and moderated.