A Return to Freelance

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So, for those of you interested in what happened between me and the Colombian public sector, please read my latest Op Ed, A Return to Freelance for the City Paper.

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The City Paper Bogota

Inasmuch as I am sorely tempted to hang the Alcaldia out to dry and air a dozen intimate grievances with you, one for each of the 12 halcyon days of summer for which I was in the employ of the public sector, I fear

A Portrait of Homelessness in Bogota

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After eight years of residing in a city does one become so accustomed to the in-your-face-reality of homelessness that you no longer see it? Homelessness in Bogota is everywhere, the less fortunate are all around and are as important to the fabric of this city as the ubiquitous lottery salesmen outside your nearest supermarket, the pirate DVD peddlars of San Andresito, the European-resembling waifs of Rosales and the lost looking police Auxiliares in the Candelaria.

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Homeless in Bogota

Slowly and surely, I will continue to

Colombian Revisionism

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Gleaning what I can from the various media outlets which see fit to report, let alone publish, any news from the closely guarded dialogues taking place between the FARC and the government’s negotiators, I find myself returning to mull but one key question: “Was the only solution for the campesinado back in the late 1950s and early 1960s to go to war?”

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The City Paper Bogota

A general overview of 1958, as a key flashpoint for today’s conflict

Risking Lives: Entrapment and Lies by Colombia’s Septimo Dia

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Since the news show Septimo Dia aired their broadcast on August 31 entitled “Turismo sin límites: sexo, droga y peligro” my rebuttal of the episode has been incredibly popular in the blogosphere, but I am now able to follow-up that piece of personal indignation, with some facts that have been brought forward by two of the tourists filmed.

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Septimo Dia has lost its way?

Escobar,