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‘They paved paradise and put up a parking lot’
Nov 20, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

‘They paved paradise and put up a parking lot’

posted by Mike Ceaser

Folk singer Joni Mitchell sang those lyrics way back in 1970. But, sadly, today a private university is replacing paradise with a parking lot in the hills above central Bogota.

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The dark side of Santos’ visit to Europe
Nov 9, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

The dark side of Santos’ visit to Europe

posted by Viviana Viera and Lucho Ziegler

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has just finished a five days marathon tour of Europe. The official purpose of his tour was to collect money for the ongoing peace process  Full Article »

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Colombia: a clear showcase of the Latam telecoms, media and digital market trends
Sep 25, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia: a clear showcase of the Latam telecoms, media and digital market trends

posted by Javier Alvarez and Xabier Ruiz de Aguirre

The telecommunications, media and digital (TMD) industry has a proven history of strong growth and attractive returns in Colombia and Latin America. In fact, the telecom sector in general has  Full Article »

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Open letter to President Santos from the son of a Palace of Justice siege victim
Aug 13, 2014 Ξ Comments

Open letter to President Santos from the son of a Palace of Justice siege victim

posted by Juan Francisco Lanao

To the authorities of the Republic of Colombia, My name is Juan Francisco Lanao. When I was 18 months old, the presence and love of my mother was taken away  Full Article »

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Colombia and its challenges in the field of ‘bilingualism’
Jul 29, 2014 Ξ Comments

Colombia and its challenges in the field of ‘bilingualism’

posted by Juan Sebastian Yepes

After last week’s launch of the National English Program one can conclude that Colombia is finally raising consciousness and awareness about the importance and relevance of language proficiency in our  Full Article »

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FARC-EP are and always have been a political organization
Jul 22, 2014 Ξ Comments

FARC-EP are and always have been a political organization

posted by Tanja Nijmeijer

Contrary to claims, the FARC-EP is a political organization. Especially for our opponents, this is important to recognize because not recognizing it would be denying  the purpose that has kept  Full Article »

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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

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.

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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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