- Deep economic and social problems in second city of Cali mean area will continue to experience high level of protests, violence and unrest
- Local protest movement has only weak links to national protest organisers, which means demonstrations may persist regardless of any national agreement
- Long-term solution to city’s problems of unemployment, drugs and crime will require large-scale investment and regeneration
Cali, Colombia’s third largest city with a population of 2.7 million, has been the epicentre of the current wave of national protests. These have left around 50 dead nationwide, with at least 27 of those deaths in Cali.
Falanx Assynt is a global intelligence consultancy and leading provider of geopolitical, strategic and business risk analysis since 2003. Falanx Assynt is part of Falanx Group Ltd (LON:FLX) which, through its subsidiaries, provides cyber defence and intelligence services to blue chip and government clients worldwide.