Colombia’s Presidential Elections – The “Golden Age” vs the “Anti-Establishment”

On May 27 Colombians will vote in the first round of presidential elections, clearing the way for two candidates to face-off in a second round in June and – should we trust the polls – the two front-runners look set to be the right-wing Ivan Duque of the Democratic Center Party and the leftist Gustavo Read more about Colombia’s Presidential Elections – The “Golden Age” vs the “Anti-Establishment”[…]

Distractionary Tactics in Colombia’s Presidential Elections

What if, this “polarization” between candidates Gustavo Petro on the left and Ivan Duque on the right is nothing more than a distractionary tactic in Colombia’s presidential elections to favour former vice president German Vargas Lleras? Of course, I love a good conspiracy and have most undoubtedly been wrong before, but, I am penning this Read more about Distractionary Tactics in Colombia’s Presidential Elections[…]

Consumer Rights in Colombia?

Sometimes I find myself wondering if the consumer will ever get the chance to have his or her voice heard in Colombia. Sure, my particular gripe at the moment is with the owner of a hardware store who is refusing to refund me for goods not even yet delivered (purchased mid Jan), but, when I Read more about Consumer Rights in Colombia?[…]

Petro, Colombia Moments and the Ineffectual President

Let me get this straight, I was firmly against Mayor Gustavo Petro‘s proposed expulsion from the Alcaldia back when it was tabled in December 2013. When he was ousted in March I was outspoken in my defence of this inept leader of men. I was even fine with the encampments in the Plaza de Bolivar. Read more about Petro, Colombia Moments and the Ineffectual President[…]

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