Opinion

Twenty-five years of lies against the empathy of dignified death

The 25 years of the right to a dignified death in Colombia show a history of cruelty against patients who have sought the procedure. / Reference image: The Spectator Photo: The Spectator Twenty-five years since the Constitutional Court consolidated the right to euthanasia show that the arguments of their opponents are false and seek to make fear prevail over empathy. On May 20, 1997, Colombia…
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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

Finland and Sweden heading for NATO

“With the invasion of Ukraine, Putin achieved the unthinkable: two European countries that had remained neutral since the Cold War seek military solidarity in the face of the threat.” / Reference photo: AFP. Photo: AFP Agency With the imminent application of…
Technology

Why did Elon Musk suspend the purchase of Twitter?

To understand it, we must bear in mind that, within the framework of this acquisition, the tycoon has shed light on what his intentions with Twitter would be, as well as the changes he would make to it after buying it. Some of these have been well received by most users, such as the fact that the platform’s code would become open, which means that anyone with knowledge could see how the…
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Opinion

Did they send money from subsidies to the deceased?

The country has to know, as soon as possible, if the money allocated to social assistance is being lost in the midst of huge bureaucracies with insufficient information systems. / Image reference: Getty Images, iStockphoto Photo: selensergen The discussion that began this…
Opinion

No, this is not the end of the Gulf Clan

The armed strike is the materialization of the state’s absence and the inability to exercise a monopoly over force. / Photography: Joaquin Sarmiento (AFP) Photo: JOAQUIN SARMIENTO The armed strike is the materialization of the absence of the Colombian State…
Opinion

A million votes, a million doubts

That million votes is enough for people to doubt. It is urgent to rebuild the legitimacy of the electoral authorities. / Reference photography: Gustavo Torrijos Photo: GUSTAVO TORRIJOS A difference of one million votes between the precount and the scrutiny of the legislative elections last month, half the country believing that there was electoral fraud, two former presidents of the Republic…
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Opinion

A much needed break

Amid the overwhelming noise of the elections and a world in crisis, we need to meet again in our commitment to peace. / Reference photography: Óscar Pérez Photo: Oscar Perez The spiritual Colombia, the one that practices religions other than the majority and the secular…
Opinion

Horror (and the need for answers) grows in Putumayo

If the country’s spotlights were not on the case, would everything be buried by the triumphalist tone of the public force? / Photo: Mauricio Alvarado. Photo: Mauricio Alvarado The more details we learn about what happened in the village of El Remanso, Putumayo…
Opinion

Towards a less hostile health system

The bureaucracy affects the service, fails to the constitutional promises and violates the dignity of the people. The new regulations go a long way to alleviate this problem. / Image: Gova Photo: Gova Administrative procedures in Colombia have a bad habit of becoming unnecessary torture for the most needy people. This is what has been happening for years in the health system: despite the fact…
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