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Have I Experienced Problems in Mompos, Colombia?
Over dinner a few evenings ago, I was asked by a predominantly European crowd whether I had ever experienced any problems in Mompós from Colombia’s nefarious paramilitary groups that allegedly control the region. Rather than addressing this topic as something … Continue reading
Posted in Journeys, la Casa Amarilla Tagged el mexicano, ethical problems for writers, james robinson, la gata, magangue, mompos colombia, paramilitaries in colombia, president santos, problems in colombia, problems in mompos, revista semana, the mompos project, why nations fail, wise woman 4 Comments
How Corrupt is Colombia?
How corrupt is Colombia? It’s almost a throwaway question. Those of us living here are continually hearing about the corruption in the country and how it continues to stifle growth, businesses, progress, public works, politics, in fact just about every … Continue reading
Magangue, Bolivar: Home to La Gata
As the second largest economic centre in the department of Bolivar, Magangue is a bustling, chaotic, stifling and confusing city on the banks of the Magdalena River. Economically important for the fluvial connections into the wetlands of the Mojana and … Continue reading
Posted in Journalism, Journeys, la Casa Amarilla Tagged alvaro uribe, billboard, bolivar, carlos castano, cartagena, casa amarilla, corozal, DEA, enilce lopez, enilse lopez romero, FARC, Gustavo Petro, house arrest in magangue, la depresion momposina, la gata, la mojana, la silla vacia, magangue, magdalena river, mompos, mompox, paramilitaries, port of magangue, salvatore mancuso, satena, travel to mompox 3 Comments