The Importance of Peace Dialogues with the ELN

I was busy writing about the proposed creation of a truth commission as tabled by the government’s negotiating team and the FARC in Havana, Cuba when the news came through this morning announcing exploratory peace dialogues with the ELN. Hurrying to complete the piece on what the truth commission means to Colombia, all of my Read more about The Importance of Peace Dialogues with the ELN[…]

Trauma on a Tuesday in Colombia

Thousands of farmers and representatives of indigenous groups are marching in Bogota, the Transmilenio system has failed, elections have been bought with vast amount of cash in bribes passing hands, Gustavo Petro the leftist Mayor of the capital has been ousted undemocratically…it is a traumatic Tuesday. Pollution continues unchecked, the environmental Transmilenio has yet to Read more about Trauma on a Tuesday in Colombia[…]

5 Reasons Why Colombia is Front Page News in March

World events have conspired to make Colombia front page news in March 2013. Chavez is dead, German pensioners have been freed by the ELN, the FARC and the government are at the negotiating table in Cuba, the Sinaloa Cartel is operating in Colombia; and Medellin is chosen as the World’s Most Innovative City…Colombia is undeniably Read more about 5 Reasons Why Colombia is Front Page News in March[…]

Advice on Visiting Colombia

Visiting Colombia, land of hummingbirds, fabulous beaches, tropical fruit, beautiful women, coffee, emeralds and other products so beloved of guidebook blurbs and national tourism bureaus can be a daunting prospect and lead to an investigation rife with misinformation. Colombia, the only risk is wanting to stay. Colombia, C-o-l-o-m-b-i-a (you have now been officially warned regarding Read more about Advice on Visiting Colombia[…]

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