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About Catalina Uribe Burcher

Catalina Uribe Burcher is a Programme Officer for the Democracy, Conflict and Security unit at International IDEA. She specializes on research and policy-oriented analysis regarding the threats that transnational illicit networks pose to democratic politics, mainly in Latin America, the Baltic States and West Africa. She conducted fieldwork in Latin America as a research fellow for the Social Science Research Council, as part of the Democracy, Security and Drugs Programme. Prior to International IDEA, Catalina has worked as consultant and lecturer.

Articles by Catalina Uribe Burcher

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Liu Xiaobo and the struggle for democracy

A moment of silence for Liu Xiaobo's death, and the cause of personal freedom in China.

From Netflix ‘Narcos’ to Peru: money, drugs and elections

The tribunal has managed to secure the support of a broad-ranging coalition of institutions. Many forces converge when it comes to adopting such controversial decisions.

Organized crime, Colombia's peace spoiler?

Now that the main potential impediment to a peace deal–a change in government–is out of the picture, it is time to start tackling other threats, not just to securing the agreement, but also to its implementation.

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