Richard McColl

Colombia

Duque Wins, Petro Wins, Colombia?

In case you have been in a deep sleep or dead and didn’t know about it, there was a Colombian presidential election run-off on Sunday June 17 and Ivan Duque saw off the threat from Gustavo Petro. You can watch me giving an interview on this topic to TRT News Now. For a fantastic opinion Read more about Duque Wins, Petro Wins, Colombia?[…]

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Travel Terror

Travel Terror I laughed as we stepped up on a milking stool to get into the twin prop aircraft in the Bolivian Amazon. I remember saying something vaguely inappropriate to a few of my group members, of course, as the guide, I was supposed to be putting them more at ease but now, six weeks Read more about Travel Terror[…]

Colombia’s Presidential Elections – The “Golden Age” vs the “Anti-Establishment”

On May 27 Colombians will vote in the first round of presidential elections, clearing the way for two candidates to face-off in a second round in June and – should we trust the polls – the two front-runners look set to be the right-wing Ivan Duque of the Democratic Center Party and the leftist Gustavo Read more about Colombia’s Presidential Elections – The “Golden Age” vs the “Anti-Establishment”[…]

Distractionary Tactics in Colombia’s Presidential Elections

What if, this “polarization” between candidates Gustavo Petro on the left and Ivan Duque on the right is nothing more than a distractionary tactic in Colombia’s presidential elections to favour former vice president German Vargas Lleras? Of course, I love a good conspiracy and have most undoubtedly been wrong before, but, I am penning this Read more about Distractionary Tactics in Colombia’s Presidential Elections[…]

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