¿Por qué fue tan divisivo el plebiscito de paz en Colombia?

El resultado del plebiscito de paz histórico que tomó lugar en Colombia en el 2 de octubre del 2016, fue y seguirá siendo un asunto muy controvertido y divisivo dentro del discurso político del país. Se trata de un tema muy delicado que involucra al gobierno colombiano, el grupo guerrillero Farc (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de... Continue Reading →


Horizontes Festival Oxford

Originally for the Exeter Egg So who exactly was this Pinochet fella? What was La Violencia all about? What’s ‘cumbia’? Who was Mercedes Sosa? What the FUCK is a charango? These are the kind of questions that inspired “Horizontes” - a Film and Documentary Festival which aims to raise the profile of Latin American politics,... Continue Reading →

Colombia: Final Reflections

I think it’s fair to say that whenever we invest ourselves into something, we do so expecting a reward. When we go out searching, we want to come back having found something. We want clarity. We want answers. We want to end with a solid conclusion… It is precisely for this reason that I have... Continue Reading →

San Basilio de Palenque: A trip to the heart of Afro-Colombia…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MgryNTWCrk&t=20s The tucked-away village of San Basilio de Palenque in northern Colombia undoubtedly deserves a shout-out for being amongst the “most amazing places you’ve never heard of”. To this day, it remains an astonishingly potent symbol of Afro-Colombian identity; a living, breathing, fighting display of community pride and resilience. If Cartagena is the so-called ‘jewel of... Continue Reading →

Catedral de Sal, Zipaquirá: Salvation tastes salty?

One rainy evening, Pedro Medina gave me some good advice: “Whenever you comment on anything paradoxical, controversial or even remotely problematic Danny… hay que hacer sandwich”. Simply put, the idea is to “sandwich” your criticism between two healthy slices of praise; to give the bad with the good. Today, I want to “hacer sandwich” with my comments... Continue Reading →

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