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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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I have every reason to believe this Jacobin discussion of Colombia’s right-wing paramilitaries is true. But I really, really struggle with articles that claim the FARC as representing anything like a leftist opposition. While the FARC started out as a leftist organizations, it has had nothing to it with any resemblance to leftism in decades […]

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

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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 burger, I’d do the same if someone put ketchup on me.

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, especial

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

Right-wing judges have consistently narrowed the use of American courts in recent years to crack down on corporations who engage in extremely egregious behavior abroad that violates human rights. Such is the case in the recent decision by a Reagan-appointed judge to throw out a lawsuit against Chiquita (formerly United Fruit) for paying Colombian paramilitary […]

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. J

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