Posts Tagged ‘paramilitary’

When love kills

January 11, 2010

Every four days in Colombia a woman is killed by her husband or boyfriend, Colombia’s newspaper El Tiempo wrote yesterday. The other important newspaper, El Espectador, published an article called ‘When love kills’. The reason is that within a few months at least five killings of wives and girlsfriends were reported by the Colombian press. One of the latest was the murder of a woman in the Caribbean town of Barranquilla. Her very jealous ex husband suspected she had a lover. He shot her. (more…)


FARC among protesting university students?

October 22, 2009

Higher education students in Colombia have been protesting against the low budgets for public universities these days. Their way of protesting has been quite violent sometimes. In Bogotá Moises Wasserman, rector of the Universidad Nacional, was trapped like 5 hours in his car on the university campus. Media say there were about 300 students surrounding his car. Must have been quite a scary experience for the rector. (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…)

The lion of paramilitary Macaco

March 13, 2009

img_9193img_9265It seems that former paramilitary warlord Macaco in Colombia had a peculiar way to frighten his enemies when they owed him something, usually money, I suppose.


Holiday in Argentina

December 15, 2008

Tomorrow I will travel for Buenos Aires because my neighbours are going to marry in Argentina. The wedding will be in a small village near the town of Rosario, called Bernardo de Irigoyen.

I am so curious to know how it will be to travel in a different country in Latin America than Colombia. Because these last years  I haven’t had the opportunity to cross Colombia’s borders to go to a neighbour country. (more…)