Why Starbucks in Colombia is a good thing

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Don’t get me wrong. I wouldn’t be seen dead drinking Starbucks coffee. But ignore the small-minded souls who protest its arrival; Starbucks is a good thing for Colombia. Colombia is now opening More...

by Kevin Howlett | Published 1 month ago

Why Starbucks in Colombia is a good thing

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Don’t get me wrong. I wouldn’t be seen dead drinking Starbucks coffee. But ignore the small-minded souls who protest its arrival; Starbucks is a good thing for Colombia. Colombia More...

Colombia elects president amid climate of fear and loathing

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32 million Colombians must choose today between fear and hatred. If turn out is over 50% it will be a minor miracle. There is even talk that if right-winger Oscar Ivan Zuluaga More...

Colombia’s politicians make FIFA look legit

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  Neither Juan Manuel Santos nor Oscar Ivan Zuluaga deserve to be elected president. Colombians go to the polls a day after “la selección” plays its first More...

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Colombians vote for peace and for Santos

President Juan Manuel Santos is elected President of Colombia for a second, four year term with over 50% of the vote. Colombians have responded to the president’s cry to More...

Colombia elects president amid climate of fear and loathing

32 million Colombians must choose today between fear and hatred. If turn out is over 50% it will be a minor miracle. There is even talk that if right-winger Oscar Ivan Zuluaga More...

42% earn less than minimum wage

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Nearly half of Colombia`s work force earn less than the minimum wage, according to figures released by the Labour Ministry More...

Colombia`s infrastructure; one of Latin America`s worst

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Colombia’s infrastructure is one of the worst in Latin America, according to the World Economic Forum. Of More...

ladymasacre Colombia`s books of 2013

Colombia`s traditional Christmas “novena” warm up is in full festive flow. As families gather round the...

river-magdalena_2409758b The Robber of Memories, book review

If Colombia is a land with no memory as Gabriela Dale argued on Colombia Politics last week,...

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Guest piece by Miguel M. Benito Que los políticos escriban memorias tras pasar por distintos cargos públicos es bastante...

Piedad Cordoba, a political biography

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Liberal Party member Piedad Cordoba is Colombia’s most controversial politician. From receiving Nobel Peace More...

Sergio Fajardo, a political biography

Medellin born Sergio Fajardo is one of Colombia’s most recognized and acclaimed independently minded politicians.  His rising political career, which includes holding mayoral..

German Vargas Lleras, a political biography

An ever ready and ever optioned presidential candidate, electorate favorite German Vargas Lleras might very well represent Colombia’s political future.  The..

Colombian left; human rights hypocrites?

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Many on Colombia`s left have made their name defending human rights. So why is it that some of these very same More...

Time to speak up about Venezuela

Colombia`s President Juan Manuel Santos remains mute on rising tensions across the border in Venezuela. He has a duty to break..

Venezuela’s boy-who-cried-wolf president

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro is a conspiracy theorist; paranoid Colombia’s right wing is hell-bent on taking his life. Or, he is a cynical leader..

President Santos to win 2014 election

santos Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will be re-elected in 2014 according to nationwide poll released tomorrow. Despite an approval rate as..

Santos is losing the plot

santosjarto For the first time I sense Juan Manuel Santos could lose the presidential election next month. A poll which the Santos..
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Colombia`s elections, what to look out for

Colombians go to the polls on Sunday to elect the most important congress in a generation. What should you look out..
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U.S. media washes hands of Colombian free trade criticism

Now that the damage is done, the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is signed, and up and running, the United States has..
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Colombia`s books of 2013

Colombia`s traditional Christmas “novena” warm up is in full festive flow. As families gather round the nativity scenes and sing to..

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