Posts Tagged ‘Bogota’

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What is Missing from the Separate Spaces for Women

Parting from the assumption that the separate spaces for women on the Transmilenio public transportation system is just a temporary measure that is attempting to mitigate a particular problem, we cannot ask to much of it.

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Democracy without Participation?

It is foolish, the result of an elitist and antiquated view, to think of social protests as a deficiency. On the contrary, it is the best sign that the excluded sector feels they have a voice to participate politically and express their disagreements.

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Discomfort and Democracy

Marches, road blocks and protests may create discomfort in some sectors. But attempts to suppress them may end up asphyxiating democracy. Even for those who defend social mobilizations, these protests can become uncomfortable.

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More on Petro’s Removal from Office

There is an crucial legal issue in Petro’s removal from office that has hardly been discussed. It is the following issue: Even if you accept that the Inspector General has the power to remove a mayor, it would have to be done through a rigorous and demanding process, that was not carried out in Petro’s case.

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Unqualified to Disqualify?

This is about a key decision in defining the powers of the Inspector General’s Office regarding political rights. In the debate about the removal from office of Bogota’s mayor and his disqualification from holding elected office imposed by the Inspector General, the decision but the Inter-American Court in a similar case in Venezuela has been mentioned a lot.

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