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Back to Earth • Chinese astronaut Ye Guangfu is helped out of the capsule of his Shenzhou-13 spacecraft after touching down at the Dongfeng Landing Site in a rural region of the country bordering Russia on April 16. Three astronauts returned to Earth after six months at China’s new space station, ending the nation’s longest-ever crewed space mission.
Coping Strategies for Anxious Times • Pandemic, inflation, war—there is plenty to be stressed about. There are effective ways to manage the strain, but it’s important to use them in a healthy way
An Uncertain Future for Ukrainian Refugees • The majority of the 12 million displaced by the war with Russia may never be able to go home
COLOMBIA Unstoppable • Colombia is one of the success stories of the Americas. With President Iván Duque coming to the end of his term, he leaves the Andean nation in the best shape yet. Strides have been made across the board, from the country’s booming economy and public health infrastructure, to sustainable energy policies and, on the 200th anniversary of bilateral relations with the US, its international standing.
A SUSTAINABLE LEGACY • Colombia’s president, Iván Duque, has overseen a whirlwind four years at the helm of the South American country’s government. The Covid-19 pandemic exposed long-standing and systemic challenges, but reflecting on his time in office, the outgoing leader is proud of a legacy of economic growth, environmental sustainability, and much-improved security.
LEADERSHIP WITH EQUALITY • At President Iván Duque’s side has been Vice President Marta Lucía Ramírez, the first woman to serve in the role in Colombia’s history. The trailblazing politician, who had previously served as a senator, Minister for Commerce, Industry and Tourism and Minister of Defense, added to her portfolio in 2021, when she became Minister of Foreign Affairs, and at a time of geopolitical upheaval. She speaks about the administration’s achievements at home and abroad.
A MESSAGE FROM JUAN CARLOS PINZÓN THE AMBASSADOR OF COLOMBIA TO THE UNITED STATES
COLOMBIA REACTIVATED • Leading President Iván Duque’s stewardship of Colombia’s unstoppable growth is Finance Minister Juan Manuel Restrepo, who stepped into the role amid protests against inequality, after previously serving as the administration’s Minister for Commerce, Industry and Tourism. Overseeing the country’s economic reactivation has had its challenges, but created a more equitable society, he says.
BANCOLOMBIA • An environmental, social, corporate approach to supporting business in Colombia and afield
CAPIRO: COLOMBIA IN BLOOM • Capiro, the world’s largest sea-exporter of chrysanthemums, has been growing and exporting flowers from Colombia’s verdant Antioquia province for 40 years. The company has grown from a small hobbyists’ plot to a vast operation that has shipped over 8,500 containers full of chrysanthemums, the company’s signature flower product.
UNSTOPPABLE CHARGE • Colombia’s economy is thriving, with exports up, and the worst effects of the Covid-19 pandemic in the rearview mirror. The government of president Iván Duque will leave office in August with a record of economic growth, a larger profile on the world stage, and a commitment to sustainability. His minister for commerce, industry and trade, Maria Ximena Lombana – a...