09-05-19: Latin American Weekly Report
Cortizo triumphs in tight Panamanian electoral contest
Colombia might soon emerge from what President Juan Manuel Santos has described as “a dangerous and risky limbo”. Six weeks after the Colombian public narrowly rejected a peace accord with the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Farc) in a national referendum, government and guerrilla negotiators in Cuba agreed on a series of revisions. Many of the objections of those who spearheaded the ‘no’ campaign were incorporated into the new accord in some form, but although they amounted to more than “tweaks” they fell short of the “profound revisions” demanded by the most visible figurehead of the ‘no’ vote, former president Alvaro Uribe (2002-2010).
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