Monthly Archives: July 2013

Barrancabermeja and her Nuestroamericanos

People don’t tend to visit Barrancabermeja, Colombia’s urban petroleum refinery, but, in spite of the drawbacks and negativity surrounding the city, there are histories that need telling here, principally that of the “Nuestroamericanos”. Who were these “nuestroamericanos”? For some reason … Continue reading

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Some Travelers to Colombia are Plain Stupid

There are times when I wonder why we promote Colombia if the country is a destination for not only the intrepid and educated but also for the plain stupid. Those of us who dabble in travel journalism and blogging are … Continue reading

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How Corrupt is Colombia?

How corrupt is Colombia? It’s almost a throwaway question. Those of us living here are continually hearing about the corruption in the country and how it continues to stifle growth, businesses, progress, public works, politics, in fact just about every … Continue reading

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My Colombia Book: The Mompós Project

I’m going to write a book about my experiences in Colombia and it’s tentatively entitled “the Mompós Project”. Of course, I may fail abysmally and just let this new endeavor fall by the wayside as I search for paying journalism, … Continue reading

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