U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, held unprecedented peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or Farc, and the Colombian government in Havana, Cuba, on March 21, 2016. The Colombian leftist rebel group is on Washington’s list of international terrorist organizations, but the focus is on engaging in peace talks with the Colmbian government, to end the South American country’s half-century of war.
Tomas Hult’s guest on the globalEDGE Business Beat in this segment is Ricardo Navarro, Vice President at JP Morgan Chase Bank in Tampa, Florida, and a native of Colombia. Tomas and Ricardo discuss U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's work on bringing the Colombian parties together, and Ricardo’s thinking about the possibility of a peace accord. They also discuss the tourism sector in Colombia, and the influx of U.S. visitors in the last couple of years, as well as, at a broad level, the economic outlook for Colombia.