Coffee and Politics with the FARC: A Journey to Las Colinas, Guaviare

I had been forewarned that our driver might utter some anti FARC commentary along the two-hour journey from San Jose del Guaviare to the temporary zone of concentration at Las Colinas. Bouncing along the rutted trail, passing tiny farming settlements and long rolling vistas of grazing land for cattle, there was an apprehension present in Read more about Coffee and Politics with the FARC: A Journey to Las Colinas, Guaviare[…]

2017, Colombia’s Year of the Morrongo

I know, I know, I have been circulating this word for a few weeks now – Morrongo, but it’s the best, if not the only way, to spew out a gristly morsel of what lays ahead of us here in Colombia in 2017. This is Colombia’s Year of the Morrongo, or can I say…we are Read more about 2017, Colombia’s Year of the Morrongo[…]

Anti Uribe Graffiti

Looking through my files and photographs from almost ten years of wanderings of life here in Colombia, I came across a number of pieces of Anti Uribe graffiti. Here are a few for you to enjoy. I have not been out exploring recently, but I am sure there are more pieces of graffiti in the Read more about Anti Uribe Graffiti[…]

Colombia’s Peace 2.0

Yes, it’s peace agreement signing time again in Colombia. If you have been overwhelmed by the presidential elections in the US then you’ll be forgiven for having missed the issues at stake here for Colombia’s Peace 2.0. Background to Colombia’s Peace 2.0 Having hammered out a peace agreement which was negotiated from November 2012 until Read more about Colombia’s Peace 2.0[…]

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