The oldest newspaper in Colombia, El Espectador was founded in 1887. The national daily newspaper has historically taken a firm stance against drug trafficking and in defense of freedom of the press. In 1986, the director of El Espectador was assassinated by gunmen hired by Pablo Escobar. The majority share-holder of the paper is Julio Mario Santo Domingo, a Colombian businessman named by Forbes magazine as one of the wealthiest men in the world in 2011.


The Metamorphosis Of Colombia's Paramilitary Groups

Murderous paramilitary organizations that formed in the 1980s were supposedly dismantled. Element...


Want To Get Rid Of Toxic Politicians? Ignore Them

-OpEd- BOGOTÁ - We often confuse a phenomenon with its causes. We’re in the 21st century but we still believe that the problems we face are due to political personalities, whether it’s Donald ...


Should Colombia Save Its Drug Smugglers From Execution Abroad?

Repatriating people like Ismael Arciniegas, a Colombian executed in China for drug smuggling, cou...


How Rodrigo Duterte's War On Drugs Looks In Colombia

Beyond the Filippino leader's inciting vigilante killings of drug dealers, Colombian leaders ...


Perils Of The "Common Man" - How Male Anger Fuels Populism

Irrational anger is turning ordinary individuals into system wreckers when they are seduced and p...


How Can We Resist Donald Trump? Buy "Made In Latin America"

If Trump wants to seal off U.S. borders, Latin Americans can respond by boycotting American brands.


When Calls To Prayer Turn To Declarations Of War

Invoking religion against one's enemies is a sure way to perpetuate resentment and war. It st...


Facing Trump, Latin America Must Stand United With Mexico

-OpEd- BOGOTÁ — The declarations Donald Trump made in last week's inauguration speech mark a major shift for the United States on both the domestic and international fronts. His nationalist ...