EU Policies towards the Colombian Conflict: Policy Coordination and Interregionalism
Mainly since the mid-1990s, the international community set its eyes on the
Colombian conflict. The growing interest relates to a series of factors, including
changes in the international political agenda, a renewed interest of the US in Latin
America, the growing interlocking of Colombia´s socio-political conflict with issues
like human rights, drugs trade, indigenous populations and ecology, regional spill-over
of the conflict, increase of emigration of Colombian citizens, and mediatised cases of
victims among the foreign community.