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[…]

The Fug of an Election in Colombia

Perfectly timed to generate the most impact as Colombians go to the polls to vote in elections for members of Congress and the Senate on March 9, protestors have been creating chaos in the streets of Bogota and around the city’s limping mass transport system the Transmilenio. Troubles peaked on Tuesday with scuffles between masked Read more about The Fug of an Election in Colombia[…]

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