Richard McColl

Colombia

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[…]

the Mompos Project

Chapter 1: The Mompós Project

So, in my quest for an editor/ agent/ publisher, I have gone ahead and published Chapter 1 of my novel on Medium. The working title at the moment, which will be familiar to readers of this blog, is of course: “The Mompós Project” and it’s hoped that through the great wide ether and all those Read more about Chapter 1: The Mompós Project[…]

The Gentrification of Bogotá’s Calle 65

It has been a long time in coming, but, finally I decided to write about the cross-section of Bogotá life and the evolution of the Colombian capital as seen on Calle 65 between Carreras 2 and 7 in the desirable area of Chapinero Alto. It’s one of those inevitable things, the gentrification of a barrio Read more about The Gentrification of Bogotá’s Calle 65[…]

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