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 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[…]

Podcasting 101, Show Notes

I receive quite a few emails weekly about people with questions about Colombia, obviously this is something positive since my podcast is about this complex South American nation, but at the same time, I also receive missives from listeners and curious parties asking after my training and how they themselves could successfully start-up and get Read more about Podcasting 101, Show Notes[…]

Coffee and Politics with the FARC: A Journey to Las Colinas, Guaviare

I had been forewarned that our driver might utter some anti FARC commentary along the two-hour journey from San Jose del Guaviare to the temporary zone of concentration at Las Colinas. Bouncing along the rutted trail, passing tiny farming settlements and long rolling vistas of grazing land for cattle, there was an apprehension present in Read more about Coffee and Politics with the FARC: A Journey to Las Colinas, Guaviare[…]

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