Columns & Blogs

Professional secrecy in abortion cases: the inhumane dilemma between prison and death

The protection of professional secrecy in abortion cases is a fundamental guarantee for women to exercise their right to terminate a pregnancy. If doctors continue to violate professional secrecy and report on abortion cases, women will continue to be subjected to an inhumane dilemma, having to choose between prison or death.
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Sentences and political participation

That the FARC leaders can aspire to be elected before being judged by the JEP is not an arbitrary formula: it allows the former commanders to ensure the cohesion of the guerrilla and its transformation into a political actor.
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The policy of love

In Venezuela, a law was passed imposing harsh penalties for those who promote hatred and fascism. Pretending to eradicate hate and impose love is a typical feature of tyranny.
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To inherit memories

Today started yesterday. Yesterday, November 6, 1985, towards the end of the morning, the massacre began at the Palace of Justice. (Thursday, November 7, 1985, 'Official History of Love', Ricardo Silva Romero).
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Junk food (SIC)

The randomness of spelling made the acronym of the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC) the same Latin word used to draw attention to an error in a text (sic).
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Returning to the colonial space

The international phenomenon of land grabbing, which in its most recent manifestation already ten years old, could be seen as a form of neocolonialism that connects Global South countries around a common problem and resistance.
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Science, conscience and counter-science

In 1956, the scientist Clair Patterson warned that there was an excess of lead in the environment linked to industrial production. Patterson was accused of fundamentalism for warning about the health-related dangers of this metal, just as it happens today with some industries that dismiss scientific evidence.
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Two anniversaries and one conjecture

Five centuries of the Protestant schism and the one hundred years of the communist revolution are celebrated. Will there be revolutions like these in the future? Surely, but they will be very different.
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The Independence of Festivities

The Independence Festivities of Cartagena affirm our identity and foster the social fabric. Thus, they must remain separate from the National Beauty Contest that obscured them with its media strength.
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Soda censorship

The Constitutional Court's decision leaves us a message for current debates about other forms of censorship that the industry deploys. One particularly worrisome is the use or pressure on the media to not transmit pedagogical messages such as those by Educar Consumidores.
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Justice in forgotten territories

Justice is a necessary condition to consolidate peace. We owe a coordinated, effective, and efficient state offer of justice to people in forgotten municipalities who have suffered the conflict.
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Feeling vulnerable

Many men have difficulty understanding the fears that many women experience when facing the threat of harassment. We fail to understand the vulnerability that women feel in situations that men consider safe and banal, such as walking through certain places.
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