Tag Archives: FARC

Corruption and Uribe, the road to Colombia’s elections 2018

Colombia’s politicians continue to fall foul of the law in terms of corruption, many suspect the 2018 presidential elections will be less transparent than ever before   In July, former Colombian president Alvaro Uribe Velez, outspoken at the best of … 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

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Top Experiences in Bogotá: Experimenting with Tear Gas

Should you spend any substantial amount of time in Bogotá, you’ll doubtless be stuck in a traffic jam at one point or another either near to the Carrera Septima downtown, alongside the Calle 72 close to the Universidad Pedagogica or … Continue reading

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