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January 31, 2017

When people think about Colombia, they may first think of the notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar or the chaos wrought by the drug cartels. Yet the real story of Colombia is one of transformation—from a country that was once on the brink of collapse to a cultural powerhouse.

How did things change so quickly? What is going on with the peace process and the controversial referendum? And is Colombia’s future now secure?

Find out the answers to these questions and more by listening to the second episode of our podcast, “Global.”

This episode highlights Colombia, and features interviews with the 30th President of Colombia, Andres Pastrana; Nick Miroff, Latin America Correspondent for the Washington Post; and IRI Resident Country Director for Colombia Gabriela Serrano. 

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