Posts Tagged ‘Bogota’

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Shopping in Bogotá

For this new year of 2014, I decided to leave behind my usual cheapness. On Christmas Eve, keeping in mind that the traditional wishes for peace and harmony never come true, my wishes took a radical turn.

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Petro’s International Option

Since the day mayor Gustavo Petro´s legal team learned of the Inspector General’s Office’s decision to remove him from office and ban him from holding public office for 15 years, the team began to look North. They set their eyes on Washington, where the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is located.

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Environmental Democracy

While the Inspector General ignores the popular vote in Bogotá, in the rest of the country local democracy is flourishing. Last Sunday was Tauremena’s turn (in Casanare), where they voted against petroleum projects that put the municipalities water sources at risk.

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Do Bulls have Rights?

While the Constitutional Court is deciding a case about bullfights in Bogotá, an excellent decision by the State Council makes it clear that animals do have some rights and that bulls are not the exception.

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