Former guerrilla leaders and peace activists attend an event marking one year since the signing of Colombia's peace accord with rebels Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, at Colon theater in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. Photo: Ricardo Mazalan / AP.

Colombians remain divided over the year-old peace deal that ended a 50-year long war in the country, and the country's political elite faces a profound crisis of legitimacy. Graft scandals have hit every branch of the government over the past year, and corruption now eclipses security as a top concern for voters. More than 80 percent of Colombians say they have a negative view of all political parties.

Why it matters: There is an important connection between the problem of corruption and the prospects for peace. Making peace agreements stick is never easy—just ask former-Yugoslavians, Rwandans, or Salvadorans, for starters. In an increasingly polarized society, a government that lacks trust and legitimacy will have an especially difficult time providing the public goods that are indispensable to anchor peace and prosperity. Whether that dynamic changes after next March's presidential election is the critical question for Colombia today.

Go deeper: Watch my video explainer on the situation in Colombia recorded on location in Bogota — with a bonus orthographic lesson.

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Two officers shot in Louisville amid Breonna Taylor protests

Police officers stand guard during a protest in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo: Ben Hendren/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Louisville Metro Police Department said two officers were shot downtown in the Kentucky city late Wednesday, just hours after a grand jury announced an indictment in the Breonna Taylor case.

Driving the news: Metrosafe, the city's emergency services, said it received reports of a shooting at South Brook St. and Broadway Ave., near the area where protests were taking place. A police spokesperson told a press briefing the injuries of both officers were not life-threatening. One officer was "alert and stable" and the other was undergoing surgery, he said.

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Biden: Breonna Taylor indictment "does not answer" call for justice

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Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday condemned the grand jury indictment of a Louisville police officer who entered Breonna Taylor's home in March in a botched drug raid that led to her death, saying in a statement the decision "does not answer" for equal justice.

The big picture: Biden called for reforms to address police use of force and no-knock warrants, while demanding a ban on chokeholds. He added that people "have a right to peacefully protest, but violence is never acceptable."

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