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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on 2013: My end of Term Report

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As the ubiquitous year-end travel lists for 2014 are being penned as parting shots and final thoughts on 2013 by editors and hacks across the land, I find myself for once, wishing to write an end of term report as … Continue reading

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No Man is a Prophet in his Own Land: The Gustavo Petro Interview

When Bogota, Colombia’s Andean capital city awakes, the thin high altitude air enables an uninterrupted urban panorama punctuated only with pine covered mountains. This paradisiacal image, however, vanishes once the daily commute begins and gives way to traffic-heavy thoroughfares, packed … Continue reading

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