Santos is losing the plot

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For the first time I sense Juan Manuel Santos could lose the presidential election next month. A poll which the Santos camp has reportedly refused to publish shows the president languishing on 19%, behind More...

by Kevin Howlett | Published 12 hours ago

Keep FARC leader Timochenko alive for peace?

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Colombia has a loose-tongued president. Yesterday, Juan Manuel Santos told us he knew where FARC commander alias Timochenko is hiding, but claimed he’d “think twice” More...

“Colombia’s democracy is mortally wounded”; Petro

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Let there be no doubt; Gustavo Petro was a disastrous mayor. Bogota has gone backwards under his ideological administration. Today, many Bogotanos will allow themselves a sigh More...

Colombia’s elections; a nation divided

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As Colombians went to bed former president Alvaro Uribe looked on course for a stunning victory in Colombia`s congressional elections. When the morning coffee arrives they will More...

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Vote for peace, vote for Santos?

If Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos has his way May’s election will be a referendum on one issue; peace negotiations with the FARC guerrillas. One of Santos’ More...

Colombia’s elections; a nation divided

As Colombians went to bed former president Alvaro Uribe looked on course for a stunning victory in Colombia`s congressional elections. When the morning coffee arrives they will More...

42% earn less than minimum wage

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Nearly half of Colombia`s work force earn less than the minimum wage, according to figures released by the Labour Ministry More...

Colombia`s infrastructure; one of Latin America`s worst

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Colombia’s infrastructure is one of the worst in Latin America, according to the World Economic Forum. Of More...

ladymasacre Colombia`s books of 2013

Colombia`s traditional Christmas “novena” warm up is in full festive flow. As families gather round the...

river-magdalena_2409758b The Robber of Memories, book review

If Colombia is a land with no memory as Gabriela Dale argued on Colombia Politics last week,...

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Guest piece by Miguel M. Benito Que los políticos escriban memorias tras pasar por distintos cargos públicos es bastante...

Piedad Cordoba, a political biography

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Liberal Party member Piedad Cordoba is Colombia’s most controversial politician. From receiving Nobel Peace More...

Sergio Fajardo, a political biography

Medellin born Sergio Fajardo is one of Colombia’s most recognized and acclaimed independently minded politicians.  His rising political career, which includes holding mayoral..

German Vargas Lleras, a political biography

An ever ready and ever optioned presidential candidate, electorate favorite German Vargas Lleras might very well represent Colombia’s political future.  The..

Colombian left; human rights hypocrites?

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Many on Colombia`s left have made their name defending human rights. So why is it that some of these very same More...

Time to speak up about Venezuela

Colombia`s President Juan Manuel Santos remains mute on rising tensions across the border in Venezuela. He has a duty to break..

Venezuela’s boy-who-cried-wolf president

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro is a conspiracy theorist; paranoid Colombia’s right wing is hell-bent on taking his life. Or, he is a cynical leader..

President Santos to win 2014 election

santos Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will be re-elected in 2014 according to nationwide poll released tomorrow. Despite an approval rate as..

Santos is losing the plot

santosjarto For the first time I sense Juan Manuel Santos could lose the presidential election next month. A poll which the Santos..
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Colombia`s elections, what to look out for

Colombians go to the polls on Sunday to elect the most important congress in a generation. What should you look out..
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U.S. media washes hands of Colombian free trade criticism

Now that the damage is done, the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is signed, and up and running, the United States has..
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Colombia`s books of 2013

Colombia`s traditional Christmas “novena” warm up is in full festive flow. As families gather round the nativity scenes and sing to..

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