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Santos wins Nobel, rejected at home

October 7, 2016

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Not always the Nobel committee chose the right guy for its Peace Prize as in this case. A member of the Colombian upper-class, Juan Manuel Santos showed the guts to betray his former mates and bet for the peace in a complex and patient negotiation with the largest guerrilla organization after more than 50 years […]

The Summit ends on low key

April 17, 2012

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Possibly the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, will be remembered as the most opaque until now. And one of the most embarrassing for the United States.Not only because of the embarrassing question of the relation of some security officers with prostitutes. The summit ended with sharp political differences between the U.S. and Canada with the rest of the continent with regard to the future inclusion of Cuba and support to Argentina over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) occupied by Britain. Moreover, the absence of the radical group of […]

Obama goes “the South American way”

January 29, 2011

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As Barack Obama is adjusting details for his first trip to Latin America (South of Mexico) in March, questions raise about the scales scheduled and the motifs behind. First questions deal with the jump from Brazil to Chile , ignoring Argentina –which lies in between. Diplomatic explanations don’t keep at bay the local opposition from […]

Santos and Chavez’ honeymoon

December 4, 2010

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In a note quite resigned, Oppenheimer acknowledges that things are going well between the presidents of Colombia and Venezuela. Why not before? The author does not say, but it seems that the controversial one was not the “dictator” Chávez but, rather, the “democratic” Uribe, after all. On the other hand, it seems now the Colombians are tired […]

Red Guard Obama vs the Free Press

July 30, 2010

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Hollman Morris, a Colombian independent investigative journalist and TV producer, was denied a visa to attend Harvard U for supposed ties with the FARC guerillas, according to the Patriot Act. Those ties never were probed but just claimed by the rightist government of Uribe, who’s links with the Death Squads Morris used to expose. The […]