Posts Tagged ‘Colombia es pasión’

Colombia es pasión (3), for big trouble

October 27, 2009

Tons of cocaine have been seizedBad news for Colombia and bad news for president Uribe, who is still in crossroads of soul if he is going to try to be reelected or not. The amount of coca and cocaine produced in Colombia hardly has been reduced, writes the National Council for Planning. The Council warns against a ‘gangsterisation’ of the country. (more…)


False positives and Carnival

February 19, 2009

‘Colombia es pasión’ is the slogan they use to promote the country. When I am in a cynical mood, I add ‘para matar’. In short, Colombia is passion to kill. In this country people are killed because thy don’t want to hand over their cell phone to a thief. They are killed because they (supposedly) cooperate with the guerrilla, the army or the paramilitaries (Look at my post about the Awá). Or they are killed because they are poor. (more…)

Arts Carnival in Barranquilla or Colombia es pasión (3)

February 12, 2009

dsc03281Writer and columnist Óscar Collazos in Colombia wrote it in his column in daily El Tiempo today. The Arts Carnival in Barranquilla is marvellous. It is a declaration of peace and cheerful madness in this country full of war. It is an ode to the slogan Colombia es pasión, which was created to promote this violent country. (more…)

Colombia es pasión (2)

January 24, 2009

As I said in my post Colombia es pasíon the government in Colombia is doing everything to improve the image of the country. It is eager to prove that Colombia is not only the biggest exporter of cocaine, but is also a beautiful country with hard working people where you can have a great time. (more…)

Colombia es pasión

January 9, 2009

That is the slogan with which the Colombian government tries to convince foreigners that it is worth coming to the country, which has such a bad reputation: war, violence, guerrilla, drugs. (more…)