Colombia’s historic peace deal

Although yesterday’s signing event looked like the end of the 52-year war of the Colombian Government against the FARC guerrilla, it is not so. There is one more signing of yet another document, probably in late July or early August, which would kick off the disarmament of the insurgents, a process which could last until December. The presence of the international community could be highlighted as the most important element of yesterday’s ceremony. The general Secretary of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, the presidents of Cuba, Norway, Chile, Venezuela, Mexico, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, among many others, gave the initial pact a flavor of irreversibility, much needed by until yesterday unpopular Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos. Another key element was the […]


“Latin America, the vision of its leaders” A book by Andrés Rugeles and 100 regional leaders

The Colombian Andrés Rugeles has achieved an almost impossible...

Global Tourism Industry on Track for Full Recovery by 2024

The global tourism industry is set to reach, and possibly surpass, pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2024, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). Five years post-COVID-19, the sector is experiencing a robust resurgence driven by a surge in international travel, improved air connectivity, and strong rebounds in key regions. However, global dynamics must be managed carefully to ensure stable and continuous growth. In 2023, international tourism reached 88% of its 2019 levels, a significant recovery favored by the reopening of Asian markets, as highlighted by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The Middle East led the way, surpassing pre-pandemic levels by around 20%, with Europe, the Americas, and Africa following close behind at approximately 90% of their […]