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Colombia’s year of peace
Dec 23, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s year of peace

posted by Kevin Howlett

At Christmas next year there will be extra cause for goodwill in Colombia. In 2014 the FARC guerrillas will sign an end to their self-proclaimed war against the state, silencing  Full Article »

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Colombia in the throes of a revolution
Dec 14, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia in the throes of a revolution

posted by Kevin Howlett

An oligarchical political class have governed Colombia for 200 years, but their time seems up. The touch paper was lit long before this week’s “coup” against the democratically elected Mayor  Full Article »

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The week Santos lost Colombia
Aug 28, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

The week Santos lost Colombia

posted by Kevin Howlett

Colombia’s farmers’ strikes are into their 10th day as roads remained closed across the countryside. The crisis shows no sign of abating, as rice farmers and oil workers joined the  Full Article »

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Colombia’s peace talks with the FARC on the rocks? Don’t panic yet
Jul 24, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s peace talks with the FARC on the rocks? Don’t panic yet

posted by Kevin Howlett

Talk that peace negotiations between the Colombian government and FARC guerrillas are doomed is premature.

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A march for politics, not for peace
Apr 10, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

A march for politics, not for peace

posted by Kevin Howlett

It was a hard decision to make but I chose not to march yesterday. I decided instead to reflect on the death of the people´s president that never was, Jorge  Full Article »

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Colombia needs its Alvaro Uribes
Jan 30, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia needs its Alvaro Uribes

posted by Kevin Howlett

Colombia’s ex-president Alvaro Uribe just days ago brought together a group of his top supporters and political leaders to plan his assault on the ballot box in 2014. Uribe has  Full Article »

Kevin Howlett

Dec 18, 2012 Ξ Comments are off

Why I’m not supporting the campaign to kick Petro out of office

posted by Kevin Howlett

I am a fierce critic of Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro. I think his government has failed. I think his government has divided the capital when we looked for unity and  Full Article »

Kevin Howlett

Nov 12, 2012 Ξ Comments are off

Senator Alvaro Uribe 2014-18?

posted by Kevin Howlett

Colombia´s ex-President Alvaro Uribe is expected within weeks to announce his candidature for the Senate elections 2014 setting up a certain return to front line politics in opposition to his  Full Article »

Kevin Howlett

Nov 4, 2012 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s Police and Military to get the vote?

posted by Kevin Howlett

Colombia’s Senate Vice President, Edgar Espindola Niño has sparked controversy with an initiative to allow serving military and police officers to vote in elections, something they have been denied for  Full Article »

Kevin Howlett

Oct 18, 2012 Ξ Comments are off

FARC, the pantomime villains of Oslo?

posted by Kevin Howlett

In the worst imaginable way, Colombia’s FARC guerrillas this morning opened talks with President Juan Manuel Santos’ government to end their five-decade war against the state. Ivan Marquez, head of  Full Article »

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