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.


Madrid To Chicago, Tracking Down Ancient Colombian Treasures

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Colombia War Reparations, One Village Demands Justice

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The Nostalgia Trap: If Only We Just Could Forget

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Iran To Venezuela, An Ugly Mix Of Oil Wealth And Social Unrest

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LGBT Progress In Colombia? One Step Forward, Two Bigots Back

Businesses in Colombia have been invited to display gay-friendly signs as a traditionalist societ...


Indigenous People, Forgotten Soldiers In Climate Change War

A key message at this week's COP 23 climate conference: the fight against global warming requ...


Exotic Fruit To Fair-Trade Fabric, Colombia's New Export Potential

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