Doctoral Affiliate Isabel Güiza-Gómez and former Visiting Fellow Laura García-Montoya collaborated on an analysis piece in The Washington Post which examines land inequality in Colombia. Many past presidents have promised land redistributions to marginalized communities in the country, but these redistributions never come to fruition due to elites colluding with the government to block these promises. However, the current president, President Gustavo Petro, has made steps to enact these redistributions by signing an agreement to buy land for the landless. Güiza-Gómez and García-Montoya believe that, “as long as the agreement prioritizes land access to landless communities while diminishing dissenting voices from Colombia’s powerful large landowners, it may work toward solving long-standing inequalities in Colombia and continue the path to peace”.

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