Opinion

Something is very wrong in Emcali

Emcali seems trapped in a downward spiral of mismanagement, shady interests, shady contracts and political indolence. / Reference photograph: Mayor’s Office of Cali. Photo: Mayor of Cali Something is very wrong in the Municipal companies of Cali (Emcali). After a new scandal exploded due to alleged acts of corruption in a millionaire contract, the city’s public services company was…
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La Mojana does not resist more of the same in response

The question should not be how to prevent more floods —which seem inevitable—, but how to prevent human tragedies and adapt to the territory. / Photography by Arcesio Paredes. Photo: Arcesio Paredes La Mojana celebrated a year under water. On August 26, 2021, a…
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The massacre of policemen in Huila makes peace urgent

The Government’s challenge, while carrying out negotiations, is not to neglect security throughout the national territory. / Photograph by: Mauricio Dueñas Castañeda (EFE). Photo: EFE – Mauricio Duenas Castaneda Once again, with deep pain, we have to pay…
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The invasions have no justification

A negotiation is urgent, as well as the speeding up of the land restitution and agrarian reform processes, but the ways in fact cannot be tolerated. / Photograph courtesy of the Government of Valle del Cauca. Photo: Valle del Cauca Government Of course, what we are seeing in Cauca and in other regions of the country are invasions of land that is private property. We must say it emphatically…
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Opinion

It's time to ban conversion therapies

Discrimination is still alive and taking lives day by day. Congress must take action urgently./ Reference photo: Luis Eduardo Noriega A. (EFE) Photo: Luis Eduardo Noriega A. At the time of the debate on prohibiting conversion therapies, the Congress of the Republic…
Opinion

If today we do not assert our voice, then when?

The vote continues to be the most efficient and powerful mechanism of direct representation to bet on the joint creation of the Colombian nation. / Reference image: Caricature of Betto Cynicism is useless if it leads to inaction. After a vibrant electoral campaign, the social explosion that we have been seeing in the streets since 2019 has the opportunity to manifest itself at the polls. On…
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Opinion

The dignity of life must be defined by those who live it

The Court’s decision gives a correct answer: it is up to each person to make the decision of how much to bear the pain and at what moment to end his life. / Reference photography: Getty Images. Colombia is in the midst of a deep, necessary and delicate conversation…
Opinion

And hit the irresponsible stigmatization

It is unacceptable and borders on criminal that a councilor from the Democratic Center, vice president of the Bogotá Council, uses his power to point out without evidence that the candidates of the Historical Pact are representatives of the FARC and the ELN. Umberto daddy…
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Stigmatizing the contrary is not democratic

In Colombia, freedom of expression is, and must continue to be, necessarily lax with all opinions, even those that may be considered deplorable. / Reference photography: El Espectador Archive Photo: El Espectador Archive The most worrying thing about candidate Gustavo Petro’s attack on freedom of expression is that one of the people most likely to occupy the House of Nariño does not seem…
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