Economy

Istanbulites have reduced the portions, they can barely make ends meet.

According to the survey conducted with Istanbul residents, 59.2 percent of the participants are concerned about reaching enough food. 57.8 percent of Istanbul residents reduced their portions. 44.6% of the participants can barely make ends meet. The October report of the “Istanbul Barometer”, which is regularly published every month by the Istanbul Planning Agency of the IMM…
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World

Let's talk about feminist foreign policy

Since the adoption in 2000 of Resolution 1325 by the Security Council, gender has come to play an increasing role in world politics. Since then, not only has the women, peace and security agenda been expanded within the UN, but strategies such as gender mainstreaming have…
Opinion

Dear Colombians: Germany does not want your coal

Generic Opinion EE Photo: Diego Peña Pinilla Efficiency, order, good sense, commitment or foresight are qualities inherent to Germany, at least in the eyes of outsiders. “Virtues”, which derive largely from the maxims of King Frederick I of Prussia…
Opinion

We must move from the UN spotlight to diplomatic commitments

Questioning prohibitionism outright, precisely in the setting where that policy was conceived, could mark a turning point in the global discussion on the drug problem. / Photograph courtesy of the Presidency Photo: Presidency President Gustavo Petro made his debut this week at the UN General Assembly with a striking speech, where he exhibited his intention to assume global leadership on two…
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World

British | THE VIEWER

“When everything on the planet is finished, even the cockroaches, the only thing that will survive will be the British monarchy” says the adage someone once coined. If the history of the millennium is reviewed, there was always a monarchy in those islands, in…
Opinion

An opportunity to build the country from the regions

Citizens are called to take the floor and assume leadership, in addition to making visible problems and realities ignored in their regions and communities. / Photograph by Ricardo Maldonado Rozo (EFE) Photo: EFE – RICARDO MALDONADO ROZO Last Friday the first of the…
World

[Opinión] Protection Statute for Migrants: Colombia vs. USA?

Combating human trafficking and migrant smuggling will be one of the challenges for Mexico and the US in terms of security for 2022. Photo: EFE – EFE Agency In the midst of the first steps of the National Government to materialize its “Total Peace” initiative, of the discussions to pave the way for tax reform and of the negotiations to achieve a government majority in Congress…
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Opinion

Lights and shadows in the new attempt to reform politics

The reform presented includes campaign promises, a desire to change the party system, old debts of politics with the citizens and one or another “monkey”. / Reference photograph courtesy of the Ministry of the Interior. The political reform project presented…
Opinion

Can Icetex credits be forgiven? Missing data

The procedure, the legal procedures or where the resources would come from are not clear. And what will become of Icetex once the debts are forgiven? / Reference photography by Gustavo Torrijos. Photo: THE SPECTATOR – GUSTAVO TORRIJOS The Icetex…
Opinion

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 jarillón was broken that contained the waters of the Cauca River and protected the subregion that includes 11…
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