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La Roja and La Trocha, breweries of peace in Colombia
Try beers made by former FARC combatants in Colombia. They’re suprisingly good. Continue reading
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When Has Colombia Ever Been Normal?
I have just completed a fortnight’s trip as an “enrichment guide” for a UK-based travel outfit in the company of citizens from the UK and the US, and as always, I was required to respond to some of the more … Continue reading
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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 … Continue reading
The Power Vacuum in a Post Farc Colombia
On Saturday, the local and international press reported that the final group of FARC guerrillas, numbering around 300 combatants, from Frentes 3, 14 and 15 arrived at Agua Bonita, Caquetá, bringing to an end the massive mobilization of men and … Continue reading