Posts Tagged ‘Colombia Reports’

Piedad Córdoba candidate for Nobel Peace Prize or Piedad 18

October 5, 2009

The Norwegian International Peace Research Institute (PRIO) suggested Colombia’s senator Piedad Córdoba as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize 2009. The organization put forward ms. Córdoba because of her efforts to liberate hostages of the leftwing guerrilla FARC and her intention to start peace negotiations, according to Colombia’s newspaper El Espectador.   (more…)


Piedad Córdoba least trusted person or Piedad 16

September 23, 2009

Colombia’s senator Piedad Córdoba is the least trusted person in her country, according to a Terra Poll. I still wonder why she is hated so much. I don’t think she deserves it, although of course, she is not perfect.

I will present Terra’s list, which was published by Colombia Reports, and then afterwards my own list. (more…)

Half of Colombia’s pregnancies is not wanted

June 19, 2009

Fifty percent of the pregnancies in Colombia are unwanted. A shocking figure that shows the country has a huge problem to solve. (more…)

Bigamist shoemakers in Colombia and Afghanistan

June 8, 2009

Coincidence: last night I finished the Afghan Khaled Hosseini’s novel A Thousand Splendid Suns, about the two wives of a shoemaker in Kabul. It is terribly hard to keep reading, because the shoemaker is a violent brute. Fortunately, I must say, the oldest wife kills him when he tries to strangle the youngest. (more…)

Democratic security should be improved

June 4, 2009

The Democratic Security policy of the current Uribe administration has proved successful for a while, but with the FARC showing force in rural areas and drug related crime in cities surging, the policy needs a serious revamp. (more…)

A classic case of Colombian disinformation

May 28, 2009

RCN and El Tiempo the past week reported on one document in a strikingly contradictory way, leaving nothing but confusion about who is telling the truth, who is lying and why. A classic case of disinformation. (more…)

Álvaro Uribe is definitely not a democrat

May 13, 2009

Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has always been able to keep a very decent image abroad. The way he lashed out at BBC reporter Julián Miglierini however showed the world how opponents of the President have seen him for a while: an undemocratic bully. (more…)

Don Mario and Karina, managers of peace

April 23, 2009

The alleged request of ‘Don Mario’ to become one of the Colombia’s peace managers, shows exactly how little the title ‘peace manager’ is worth and how it is only reserved for crooks. (more…)

Cocaine comes from everywhere

April 8, 2009

The global war on drugs is no longer just fought in Colombia. The violence has spread to Mexico and West Africa and according to local media, the mafia is taking an increasing control of coca production in Bolivia and Perú. The authorities of drugs consuming countries need a radical change of policy. (more…)

Will the former paramilitary warlords in USA talk?

March 25, 2009

The former paramilitary warlords in Colombia who have been extradited to the United States are going to testify very soon and are going to give 60 testimonies. Colombia’s Justice and Peace attorney Luis González said so in Washington, during a meeting of the Interamerican Commission on Human Rights (autonomous organ of the Organization of American States, OAS). (more…)