COLOMBIA: Building on Education


Governor Sergio Fajardo of Antioquia, Colombia, discusses his plans to provide alternatives to violence through innovative educational initiatives.

It seems an unlikely place to find a library park, complete with award-winning architecture, idyllic courtyards, and a gondola-style cable line. Once among the poorest and roughest neighborhoods in Medellín, Santo Domingo was besieged by drug trafficking, car bombs, and the violence brought by Pablo Escobar’s drug cartels.

Sarah McClure
Publication date: 
January 14, 2014
Publication type: 
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article