Posts Tagged ‘Luis Eladio Pérez’

A big shame: congress elections in Colombia

March 15, 2010

The most peaceful elections in years, elections for Congress in Colombia on the 14th of March, as even United Nations said. True, the FARC didn’t destroy bridges or energy towers, but in the meantime complaints about cheating and buying votes were numerous (more than 300 at the end of the day, Caracol Radio said).  The political party PIN, hereditary of the parapoliticians, has become the fourth party in Congess, before Cambio Radical and the Polo Democrático Alternativo. The only positive thing is that the new Partido Verde (Green Party, conformed by the three former mayors of Bogotá Antanas Mockus, Luis Eduardo Garzón and Enrique Peñalosa) won four seats, apparently without buying one vote, a special phenomenon in this country. (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…)

Clara Rojas forgives Ingrid Betancourt

April 12, 2009

More Clara news, now that her book Cautiva (Captive) is about to be published in Colombia. Chile’s daily El Mercurio writes that she forgives Ingrid Betancourt for what happened between them. (more…)

Ingrid Betancourt and Clara Rojas (2)

March 16, 2009

Ingrid Betancourt and Clara Rojas, former hostages of the FARC are both in the news today. (more…)

Martin Sombra or Out of Captivity 4

March 5, 2009

martin_sombraThis evening I read an article about an important FARC commander who is in jail, Martin Sombra. He feels abandoned by the FARC and he is afraid to be  extradited to the United States, according to Colombia’s daily El Espectador. (more…)

Out of Captivity is not about Ingrid Betancourt

March 4, 2009

A lot has been said these days about Out of Captivity, the book of the three American former FARC hostages Keith Stansell, Marc Gonsalves and Thomas Howes. Focus has been almost exclusively on their remarks about Ingrid Betancourt. Not even a quarter of the book mentions her. One can wonder: who is looking for sensation here, the Americans or the press? The word sex is used perhaps three times in the whole book. (more…)

Ingrid Betancourt and Clara Rojas

January 26, 2009

Very painful is the news these days about the bad relation between Ingrid Betancourt and Clara Rojas when they were hostages of the FARC. (more…)