Long overdue, the coverage coming out of Colombia’s Pacific port of Buenaventura has left me feeling philosophical. I first visited this impoverished city in 2003 and then again in 2007. I promised myself I would never return. Writing in 2007 … Continue reading
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“You bleed too much,” said my doctor as she stitched up my hand in the Emergency room of the San Rafael Hospital in Pacho, Cundinamarca. I had arrived just 20 minutes previously, making the 80km journey from Bogota in good … Continue reading
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Tagged colombia, dog bite in colombia, el mexicano, hospital san rafael pacho, long weekend escapes from bogota, maradona and colombia, pablo escobar, pacho, pacho cundinamarca, rabies in colombia, rodriguez gacha, tejo, vergara
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I was invited by former interviewee on Colombia Calling, Paula Delgado-Kling, to contribute a guest blog to her page Talking About Colombia and here’s the result. You can hear Paula’s interview about her book on child combatants in Colombia too … Continue reading
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Thousands of farmers and representatives of indigenous groups are marching in Bogota, the Transmilenio system has failed, elections have been bought with vast amount of cash in bribes passing hands, Gustavo Petro the leftist Mayor of the capital has been … Continue reading