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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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FARC can save peace deal by calling ceasefire and inviting society to talks
May 27, 2014 Ξ Comments

FARC can save peace deal by calling ceasefire and inviting society to talks

posted by Adriaan Alsema

If the FARC wants peace, the guerrilla group will have to re-legitimize the negotiations by indefinitely ceasing all hostilities and including civil society to peace negotiations. If they don’t, the  Full Article »

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My post-election depression came a bit early this year
May 17, 2014 Ξ Comments

My post-election depression came a bit early this year

posted by Adriaan Alsema

A post-election depression is something minority voters get after elections confirm that for the coming four years they will have to resign themselves to having a leader they never wanted.  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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Medellin punk rockers, kangaroo courts and false positives
Apr 30, 2014 Ξ Comments

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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