#21N, the strike as seen from Bogotá

Some thoughts on Bogotá’s #21N protests #21N was an overwhelmingly peaceful march until some idiots tried to steal the narrative. #21N matters as did the nighttime cacerolazo which took back the narrative from the violent agitators. President Duque’s late night post #21N address was a response to violence and out of context, in particular for Read more about #21N, the strike as seen from Bogotá[…]

Latin Podcast Awards

Colombia Calling nominated for Latin Podcast Awards 2018

I am humbled, honoured and thrilled to share with you all that the Colombia Calling podcast has been nominated in several categories in the 2018 Latin Podcast Awards.   We were asked to submit a recent episode upon which to be judged and I decided upon: Ep221, The Mompós Project, Chapter 1. Of course, there Read more about Colombia Calling nominated for Latin Podcast Awards 2018[…]

the Mompos Project

Chapter 1: The Mompós Project

So, in my quest for an editor/ agent/ publisher, I have gone ahead and published Chapter 1 of my novel on Medium. The working title at the moment, which will be familiar to readers of this blog, is of course: “The Mompós Project” and it’s hoped that through the great wide ether and all those Read more about Chapter 1: The Mompós Project[…]

Colombia’s Carousel of Corruption

I wanted to call this Colombia’s merry-go-round of corruption, but I found it to be too well-meaning and therefore taking away from the seriousness of the issue. Colombia is currently in the grips of startling revelations of illegal pay-outs, under the table payments, obscure campaign contributions and all linking to some of the most “respectable” Read more about Colombia’s Carousel of Corruption[…]

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