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.

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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

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

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The Metamorphosis Of Colombia's Paramilitary Groups

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

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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 ...

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Should Colombia Save Its Drug Smugglers From Execution Abroad?

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

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How Rodrigo Duterte's War On Drugs Looks In Colombia

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