Colombia’s Carousel of Corruption

I wanted to call this Colombia’s merry-go-round of corruption, but I found it to be too well-meaning and therefore taking away from the seriousness of the issue. Colombia is currently in the grips of startling revelations of illegal pay-outs, under the table payments, obscure campaign contributions and all linking to some of the most “respectable” Read more about Colombia’s Carousel of Corruption[…]

Disarray and Uncertainty in Colombia after Peace Deal Rejected

Top-level negotiations take centre-stage but the real victims remain in the countryside As Colombia stumbles from tumultuous fanfare on the international stage to national political disarray in the space of two weeks, the population is left mulling what could have been against an uncomfortable backdrop of uncertainty, polarization and an attitude of radical Pyrrhonism towards Read more about Disarray and Uncertainty in Colombia after Peace Deal Rejected[…]

The Sentry

You could see that he was bored. It was clear that anything was going to be more interesting than what he was currently doing. So, I struck up a conversation with the Military Policeman at that moment on sentry duty three buildings down from the residence of the Colombian Minister of Defense in Rosales. He Read more about The Sentry[…]

Don’t Hold Your Breath

So, news was leaked via La F.M. radio station this morning informing listeners of a mass legal process to be levied at the FARC guerrilla group in coming days. Good news on the surface, but don’t hold your breath. The story Apparently the Colombian Attorney General’s Office has been investigating and preparing a case against Read more about Don’t Hold Your Breath[…]

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