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Jun 18, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

To take Colombia to the next level, it’s time to dare for bigger impact

posted by Maximilian Martin

The re-election of President Santos and the resulting mandate for further peace negotiations is just another remarkable milestone in Colombia’s recent history. To lock in progress, it is now time  Full Article »

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Why I couldn’t possibly vote for Zuluaga
Jun 13, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Why I couldn’t possibly vote for Zuluaga

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

Two family members of mine were assassinated in a tucked away town called San Carlos, Antioquia. Paramilitary groups that were linked with presidential candidate Oscar Ivan Zuluaga’s patron, Alvaro Uribe,  Full Article »

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Developing Colombia’s economy with the 22nd century strategy
May 15, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Developing Colombia’s economy with the 22nd century strategy

posted by AbdulRahman Badwan

For Colombia to strengthen its economic development through innovation, it should focus on innovation in education and human resource policies.

Guests

The plight of the Uitoto, forced into Colombia’s ‘civilized’ society
May 8, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

The plight of the Uitoto, forced into Colombia’s ‘civilized’ society

posted by Hannah Matthews

Displaced from their ancestral homeland in the southern Colombian Amazon jungle to the plains in the east, the indigenous community of Uitoto represent resilience as they collide with capitalism and  Full Article »

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Medellin punk rockers, kangaroo courts and false positives
Apr 30, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Medellin punk rockers, kangaroo courts and false positives

posted by Jake Ling

A Kangaroo Court refers to a show trial where the term “innocent until proven guilty” is turned into a theatrical technique to add some dramatic tension to a script written  Full Article »

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Bridges between Worlds, or how to help landmine victims pick up their lives
Apr 8, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Bridges between Worlds, or how to help landmine victims pick up their lives

posted by Kerry Brinkert

Assisting landmine victims is a specific promise made by Colombia and 160 other States through the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, or Ottawa Convention.

Guests

Mockus 2010: The revolution that failed, but won
Mar 28, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Mockus 2010: The revolution that failed, but won

posted by Andreas Dalsgaard

Colombia is the country with the longest armed conflict in the world. For years attempts at peace negotiations have failed, until now. President Juan Manuel Santos claims the current process  Full Article »

Guests

Foreign voting opens for Colombia’s congressional elections
Mar 3, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Foreign voting opens for Colombia’s congressional elections

posted by Nathalie Brichard

Between March 3 and March 9, 532,384 Colombians living abroad will be able to vote in the country’s congressional elections. Of the 75 countries that have Colombian consulates, 63 have consulates  Full Article »

Guests

Robbing the poor to give to the rich: the injustice of Colombia mining royalties
Mar 3, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Robbing the poor to give to the rich: the injustice of Colombia mining royalties

posted by Kai Whiting

Colombia has developed various strategies to attract foreign direct investment. One of them is tax exemption. It makes economic conditions more favorable for mining and fuel companies. Royalties are a  Full Article »

Elections

Fraudulent registration in Colombia’s electoral process
Feb 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Fraudulent registration in Colombia’s electoral process

posted by Nathalie Brichard

“In Colombia, elections are stolen,” said the Director of Colombia’s National Registrar’s Office, Carlos Ariel Sanchez Torres, in 2007. Colombia indeed suffers from several problems in its democracy that increase electoral  Full Article »

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