EL ESPECTADOR

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.

opinion-analysis

Cuba Faces A Big Environmental Question After Castro’s Death

-Analysis- BOGOTÁ - In his 50 years or so as Cuban leader, Fidel Castro oversaw big changes on the island. Today with the demise of this landmark figure, Cuba......

world-affairs

Post-Trump Crossroads: Deeper Democracy Or A Slide Toward Fascism?

People should not dismiss the meaning of a spate of shocking electoral results, for the world may be entering a period of democratic decline.

opinion-analysis

Ortega Ambitions, Nicaragua’s First Couple Edges Toward "Dynastic Rule"

Nicaragua's once revolutionary president Daniel Ortega has won reelection, this time with his wife Rosario Murillo as VP. It's an accumulation of power and money that makies their own supporters squirm.

opinion-analysis

Venezuela: Maduro Fails Democracy Test, But Is He A Dictator?

Massive protests Wednesday target recent actions by Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro for banning a referendum and evading parliament. Does he compare to Latin American strongmen of the past?

culture-society

Stitches And Ashes, A Colombian Artist Tries To Heal The Wounds Of War

For famed Colombian artist Doris Salcedo, sewing a vast sheet with the names of victims of the country's civil conflict is a sprawling but humble attempt at some form of salvation.

tech-science

Speed And Anonymity On The Internet Is Killing Truth

The great paradox of our time is that we've never had access to so much information, and yet have never been so badly informed.

world-affairs

Colombia: Why We Voted No On FARC Peace Deal — And What Comes Next

Colombians Voted No to FARC Peace Deal - But "Not To Peace" Colombians have told their government they will not be intimidated into approving a peace deal at any price with the left......