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A mother with many daughters

Daughters from a same mother are mobilizing in Colombia, Ecuador, the United States, Philippines and Mexico to defend it.
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Farmer markets: the countryside can come to Bogotá

In farmer markets there are no products sold by intermediaries or imported food. It is local food for local people.
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The Spirit Level

Shouldn't the struggle for greater equality be one of the main issues in the electoral debate given that Colombia is one of the most unequal countries in the world?
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Theoretical musings

Perhaps the greatest political challenge that current democracies face is to rescue something of the public and civic virtue that the Greeks discussed, without falling into the different populisms that today offer themselves as saviors of society.
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Amazon, subject of rights

Recognizing that the Amazon has rights means that all citizens, regardless of whether you are from the region, can demand its protection—even before the courts.
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The battle for differentiated criminal treatment for small growers continues

On March 20th, the Ministry of Justice issued a new version of the bill on differentiated criminal treatment for small coca, marihuana and poppy growers. The proposed changes aim to respond to the General Attorney's criticisms, but have generated concern and distrust among communities.
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In Venezuela, cancer patients are dying without access to morphine

The shortage of medicine in Venezuela has generated a humanitarian crisis that impacts thousands of patients. According to approximated statistics, only 10% of patients with terminal and/or chronic illnesses that require medication like morphine actually enjoy access to such. They face a dilemma of having to choose between hunger and pain.
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Truth Commission and economic actors

In recent days, Juan Manuel Charry published a column in Semana.com accusing Dejusticia of being a biased organization. Here is our answer.
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The right to live and die without pain in the Americas

Living and dying without pain is a very important component of the right to health. Consequently, States have an obligation not only to remove obstacles that prevent patients from obtaining palliative drugs, but also to promote more flexible programs and policies that facilitate access to these medicines.
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Do they want to polarize us?

Every day, at all times, through all possible forms of communication, I am told that Colombia is a completely polarized country that only understands extremes. Mu intuition tells me that the political reality of my country is not so simple. I will explain my reasoning.
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Warnings about rural tourism in the post-conflict

If the rural tourism policies implemented in victimized communities are not accompanied by public policies, we will soon see new forms of dispossession, exile, and land ownership changes in the areas mentioned in the official tourism speech.
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A single court?

The problem of "a single court," proposed by Uribismo, is that in the concrete situation of Colombia, it contributes very little to the solution of the problems of our judicial system, and on the contrary, presents many risks.
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