I hadn’t seen anything in English about the OCAD Paz scandal, a nasty example of corruption in Colombia that has undermined what to me is the most important part of the 2016 peace accord. Officials in the last government demanded bribes and kickbacks, perhaps amounting in the hundreds of millions of dollars, from vital programs seeking to establish a government presence in conflictive, poorly governed zones.
It was revealed by the work of Colombian journalists who carried out a six-month investigation. The scandal’s breadth, implications, and current status are the subject of a new Q&A I just posted to WOLA’s Colombia Peace website. Read it there.