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On November 12, 1928, workers for United Fruit in CiĆ©nega, Colombia went on strike. This uprising against the total domination of United Fruit over workers’ lives represents how the company sought to control entire countries in its attempts to dominate the banana trade. The ensuing massacre of those workers a few weeks later demonstrates the […]

FARC Ceasefire

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On June 22, 2016

Great news out of Colombia, where the government and the FARC have finally come to an agreement to call a cease fire in the 50-year civil war, a cease fire that probably means the end of the conflict

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A Story of Justice and Victory

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On January 28, 2016
There’s a lot of bad news in the world. Employers treat employees horribly around the world and it is mostly getting worse thanks to the global sourcing of production. Domestic employees are often even more exploited. But sometimes it does get better. Such as in Colombia, where this is a story worth celebrating: Since Ms. […]

Television

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On December 10, 2015

Back in June, I asked people what show I should watch. After some consideration, I briefly started watching Orange is the New Black, which I found basically fine but never got super into. I’ve w

El Vomito

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On January 14, 2015

El Vomito, which means exactly what you think it means, is a popular food chain in Santa Marta, Colombia. Its logo, as you see below, is a burger that looks like it is vomiting up ketchup. If I was a

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Touring the World

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On January 9, 2015
Whether visiting SEK’s office where he caught students having sex, the Nixon Library, or Eng and Chang’s grave (which oddly I have never written about here), I like weird tourism, especially if it intersects with American history. How to do this on the Colombian coast? Easy enough. Visit the bar where the Secret Service agent […]

Colombia

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On January 4, 2015

LGM’s least popular blogger is off to Colombia for a couple of weeks. I have a couple of posts scheduled, but blogging will be sporadic and dependent upon unknown internet connections. Hopefully

Colombian Protests

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On September 13, 2013
Americas South and North is always valuable for what’s going on in Latin America. Evidently there are major farmers’ protests taking place in Colombia, of which I was completely unaware. John Marks has a good post about it. ….Link fixed Share
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