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.

Colombia

Colombian Ad Campaign With Gay Couple Sparks Uproar

BOGOTÁ –– Bancolombia, one of Colombia's big banks, portrayed a gay couple as its customers in a recent advertisement. While some have welcomed it as a bold and inclusive move, others weren't as ...

Spain

That Awful Timelessness Of Picasso's Guernica

Sadly, the wall-sized master work says as much about the world's current horrors as it did ab...

France

French Elections, A Counterpunch For Liberal Democracy

Emmanuel Macron's victory halts the blind assault against globalization, at least in Europe, ...

Colombia

Trump's Policy Toward Latin America Is Worse Than Just A Wall

-OpEd- BOGOTÁ –– For some time now, Latin America has not figured on the U.S. State Department’s agenda. If the continent did appear, it was at the bottom of the government’s list. This ...

Colombia

When A Former Hitman For Pablo Escobar Gets VIP Treatment

When El Espectador's Aldo Cívico spots a former henchman of the Medellin drug cartel i...

Colombia

Greenpeace Sea Patrol, Sailing On The Rainbow Warrior

As the Rainbow Warrior III traverses the Strait of Magellan, its crew shows what it means to defe...

Colombia

How The Far Right Usurped The Tools Of Leftist Counterculture

-OpEd- BOGOTÁ — There is a curious new twist to a longstanding political phenomenon, and we see it popping up around the world. Provocation and outrageous behavior is switching ...

Colombia

A Doctor's View, The Horrific Rush Of Colombian Mudslide Victims

Rural physician Julián Ramírez recounts the spectacle of desperate survivors stream...