Distractionary Tactics in Colombia’s Presidential Elections

What if, this “polarization” between candidates Gustavo Petro on the left and Ivan Duque on the right is nothing more than a distractionary tactic in Colombia’s presidential elections to favour former vice president German Vargas Lleras? Of course, I love a good conspiracy and have most undoubtedly been wrong before, but, I am penning this Read more about Distractionary Tactics in Colombia’s Presidential Elections[…]

When Has Colombia Ever Been Normal?

I have just completed a fortnight’s trip as an “enrichment guide” for a UK-based travel outfit in the company of citizens from the UK and the US, and as always, I was required to respond to some of the more pressing questions about life as an expat in Colombia. It’s an interesting situation and I Read more about When Has Colombia Ever Been Normal?[…]

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[…]

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