Posts Tagged ‘Desigualdad’

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Repairing Victims: Lessons Learned from a Study on Return

In recent days the National Univesity published a study titled “Challenges to the Integration of Returned Communities: Analysis of the Case of Las Palmas, Bolívar”. Although the study aimed to propose a tool that would allow monitoring and measurement of returned communities’ needs in terms of social capital, we will focus on the figures detailing inequality and the possible impact of these on the process of transformative reparations.

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Inequality

Mockingly, people used to say that middle class Latin Americans dreamed of being like the Americans from the United States, while the upper class dreamed of being like the Europeans.

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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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Injustices and Wars

Injustices cause wars but wars, in turn, also cause injustices. In Colombia, for example, injustice derives from the high inequality in agrarian land ownership, which was used by the guerrillas as a justification for their armed uprising.

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