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Colombia Covid-19

Colombia registered more than 200 deaths from Covid-19 and 11,827 new cases in 24 hours indicating that the country is barrelling towards the “third phase of the pandemic.”

Once again, flailing in their attempts to contain the spread, the Colombian government has announced a renewal of certain quarantine and curfew measures.

With the news that the arrival of further Sinovac vaccines to

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The street cumbia band

The street cumbia band

“Mompós has some great musicians, are you from Mompós?”

“Look at me,” I say, lifting my facemask, “really?”

His companions laugh at the lead musician. It’s in the costeño nature to laugh and tease. 

“Sure, he may have a costeño accent, but he’s not momposino,” said another. 

It’s a break in my day. I heard the street cumbia band doing the rounds in the neighbourhood and so I decided to walk the dog, give

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What Would David Graeber Think?

There’s a lot of Bullsh*t Jobs out there and I’ve had my fair share. 

In the year 1930, John Maynard Keynes predicted that, by century’s end, technology would have advanced sufficiently that countries like Great Britain or the United States would have achieved a 15-hour work week. There’s every reason to believe he was right. In technological terms, we are quite capable of this. And yet it didn’t happen. Instead, technology has been marshaled, if anything, to figure out ways to make us all work more. In order to achieve this, jobs have had to

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Show your Support for the Colombia Calling podcast

And so, we did it. Some of you asked after “merch” and after checking around the web, I found just the place to produce and send out Tshirts, Hoodies and mugs emblazoned with the Colombia Calling logo.

Just in time for Christmas too!

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