Posts Tagged ‘Democracia’

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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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The Year of Hope for Peace

For those of us who were born in the 80’s, hope is almost an unknown feeling. We know that it is like an abstract idea, since we hear it from the mouth of leaders who fought against the violence. But back then the idea was not only never put in practice, it was also used to aggressively repress those who dared proclaim it.

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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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