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About Lyda Fernanda Forero

Lyda Fernanda Forero is a Colombian economist who carries out analysis and campaigning on trade and investment policies, the architecture of impunity created for transnational corporations, and new trends in financialisation and commodification of nature and life. She is a researcher for TNI's Economic Justice, Corporate Power and Alternatives program.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Duque presidente, ultra derecha y resistencia popular

El resultado de las elecciones en Colombia tiene consecuencias, en muchos casos preocupantes, que comenzaron a hacerse visibles incluso antes de la posesión del nuevo presidente. English

Petro vs. Duque: Colombian elections, war and peace

The presidential election on June 17 is exceptional. For the first time in many years there is an option on the left that oposes the decades-long right-wing hegemony in Colombia. Español

Petro vs. Duque: Las presidenciales colombianas, frente a la guerra y la paz

Esta es la primera vez en décadas que un candidato progresista llega a la segunda vuelta de una elecciones presidenciales en Colombia con algunas aspiraciones de ganarlas. English

After the peace agreement, authoritarian extractivism persists as rural development in Colombia

The results of the recent legislative elections only reinforce the authoritarian and militarised model of the last 16 years. What is peace?

Enfrentarse al populismo autoritario: la dimensión rural

Junto a los intereses de clase y las desigualdades, la religión, las dinámicas de género, el lugar y la identidad cultural son los factores que conforman el auge del populismo autoritario en las zonas rurales. English

Confronting authoritarian populism: the rural dimension

Religion, gender dynamics, place and cultural identity – all inform rising authoritarian populism in rural areas, alongside class interests and inequalities. Mobilising alternatives to capture by regressive political forces is not straightforward.

Human nature as victim in Colombia

"We are part of nature – human and non-human. The relationship between both and in permanent interaction creates ‘the territory’." Interview.

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