How technology is shaping Colombia, revitalizing the nation
If you follow international news, you probably know about the landmark peace agreement the Colombian government made with the country’s largest left-wing rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), in September. The agreement ended a 50-year conflict that has claimed upwards of 220,000 lives, improving society immensely.
What you might not know, though, is life is booming for Colombians in other ways, especially economically through its fast-moving tech sector.
In the shadow of the Colombian conflict, the country’s government also has been waging another type of campaign — one to rebrand Colombia as a global technology leader and to incubate its burgeoning startup scene.