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

Letter To The Pope: Why You Shouldn't Visit Colombia

-OpEd- BOGOTÁ — Father Jorge, dear Pope Francis, less than a month remains before your visit to Colombia. Before Sept. 6, you still have time to make your excuses and cancel. Believe me, you ...

Colombia

The Good Wall, An Ingenious Conservation Idea From A Bogota Garage

A Bogotá family invented a system to drain rainwater from any rooftop and store it in an "...

Venezuela

Latin America's Shameful Appeasement of Nicolás Maduro

The response of regional states to the Venezuelan regime's assault on democracy is a lesson i...

Colombia

Exotic Amazon Fruit Lures Farmers Away From Coca Cultivation

A wealth of hidden, unfamiliar fruits could help protect Colombia's embattled rainforests by ...

Japan

Japan's Unlikely Love Affair With "One Hundred Years Of Solitude"

In spite of the thousands of miles and cultural distances between Colombia and Japan, Gabriel Gar...

Colombia

In Rural Colombia, Waging Peace By Safeguarding Water

A project that encourages villagers to protect local river sources is helping revive community li...

Colombia

Mustache, That Must-Have Facial Prop Of Any Strongman

Dictators, gangsters and gun-toting guerillas all seem to have a fondness for facial hair —...

Colombia

Feminism Should Be Lived, Not Preached

-OpEd- BOGOTÁ — Feminism is an acidic drink, strong, seething and so concentrated that it should be sipped at a pace suitable for each person's palate. There is no key or magic recipe that ...