Posts Tagged ‘seguridad democrática’

Colombia and its Green Wave

April 19, 2010

Since it became clear that Colombia’s president Álvaro Uribe cannot be reelected for a second time, elections for presidency have become exciting. It is not at all certain that his heir Juan Manuel Santos is going to win. All kinds of explanations can be given for this, but one is the Green Wave. (more…)


There is life after Uribe

March 2, 2010

After a long time of uncertainty Colombia’s Constitutional Court finally pronounced itself on the referendum which should make Álvaro Uribe’s second reelection possible. It was banned. Many things were wrong and inconstitutional, but I don’t want to elaborate on that here. I would like to express my view on Colombia’s future. (more…)

Chávez and Uribe, much alike

November 9, 2009

Winds of war, as they say in Spanish, between Venezuela and Colombia and we don’t know where this is going to end. Never has the situation been so delicate. One spark of fire accross the border and it’s bingo. To me as an outsider from Holland the thing keeps being unreal, this fight between two Latin caudillos who are both so attached to power. (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…)

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…)

The FARC’s intellectual block or Piedad 4

February 8, 2009

The liberations of six FARC hostages in Colombia these days have aroused a lot of discussion. Some people are glad with these liberations and are eager to have a humanitarian agreement in which hostages are exchanged with FARC-fighters who are in prison.

Others say that the FARC abuse of the situation and that the only way to solve the problem is fighting them and rescue the hostages, as happened in the famous Operation Jaque. (more…)