Thursday 16 Aug 2018 | 08:59 | SYDNEY

News which reaches us from Colombia often paints a picture of a country at war with itself. But Colombia is experiencing a transformation. Security has improved sufficiently to support sustained economic growth, despite the current profound global economic turmoil.  What does this mean for Colombia's future, for Latin America, and for greater Australian engagement with Colombia and the region? On Wednesday 11 March 2009, the Lowy Institute was pleased to host Mr Luis Guillermo Plata, Colombia's Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism, who spoke on the opportunities and challenges Colombia and the region provide.

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