More Images of the Aftermath of the “Paro Nacional Agrario”

My taxi driver this morning was indignant, he was full of contempt for Bogota’s mayor Gustavo Petro, hatred for the President Juan Manuel Santos and possessed even more vitriol towards those who had turned a peaceful march – the Paro Nacional Agrario – in support of striking farmers into a battleground in several areas of Read more about More Images of the Aftermath of the “Paro Nacional Agrario”[…]

Political Intrigue and my Wedding Anniversary

The dust has settled, the ubiquitous floral bouquet is collecting lint in our sitting room overlooking Bogota’s Avenida Septima, the Ferrero Rochers have been consumed and when all is said and done this entry should really be entitled “My Wedding Anniversary and some Political Intrigue” since that’s the way it happened. For this our second Read more about Political Intrigue and my Wedding Anniversary[…]

Alvaro Uribe: the Complex Role of a Former President

Alvaro Uribe needs to settle down comfortably into his velvety sitting room slippers, dedicate his time to critiquing leather-bound copies of political discourse, walking his dogs on the finca(s) and lending his valid opinion to the center pages of illustrious publications belonging to international right wing think tanks. This image, almost a pastoral one, of Read more about Alvaro Uribe: the Complex Role of a Former President[…]

No Mas Uribe: No More Uribe

No Mas Uribe or No More Uribe! Clearly emblazoned on the makeshift walls thrown up about the new construction on the Carrera 7 in Rosales. Love him or loathe him, former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Velez will remain a divisive figure in the nation’s political landscape for some time to come. His forward and warrior-like Read more about No Mas Uribe: No More Uribe[…]

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