Remembering Buenaventura

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 for the online site Suite101, I found myself suffering from a barrage of troll-like criticisms Read more about Remembering Buenaventura[…]

No Man is a Prophet in his Own Land: The Gustavo Petro Interview

When Bogota, Colombia’s Andean capital city awakes, the thin high altitude air enables an uninterrupted urban panorama punctuated only with pine covered mountains. This paradisiacal image, however, vanishes once the daily commute begins and gives way to traffic-heavy thoroughfares, packed buses and an unpleasant smog hangs low permeating the city. Keen to reverse this trend Read more about No Man is a Prophet in his Own Land: The Gustavo Petro Interview[…]

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