Colombia Stuck in Bad Neighborhood

Colombia Stuck in Bad Neighborhood

Colombia

by Lucien ChauvinInvestment analysts looking at Colombia agree on two things. The country offers huge potential in number of areas. But this could be hampered next year by an unfortunate geopolitical location. Javier Díaz, managing director of Bogotá-based Andes Capital, which is investing $30 million in medium-sized projects, sees potential for major growth in infrastructure and energy. “It is no secret that Colombia’s infrastructure is sorely lagging when compared to the size and potential of its economy,” he says. Andes, a recent startup, focuses on agro-exports.President Uribe’s government has announced an ambitious five-year plan that includes 1,500 kilomet

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