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Bewildered hope

“…and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us” (Romans 5:5). On Sunday I went to church in Bogotá, where we prayed for peace … Continue reading

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Sí! We commit to peace

Last week I had the privilege of witnessing the Synod Council of the Presbyterian Church of Colombia (IPC) express unanimous approval for endorsing the “yes” vote in Colombia’s referendum on the peace accords reached by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of … Continue reading

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The rough road to justice

The toad accuses The DA’s office investigates The hitman assassinates So goes the story of many a human rights defender in Colombia. So goes the story of Alfredo Correa de Andreis. Alfredo was a respected sociologist, a university professor whose research … Continue reading

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Solidaridad con El Tamarindo

An English language post on this subject will be available soon. La comunidad campesina de El Tamarindo, en la periferia de Barranquilla, enfrenta la amenaza de desalojo despiadado e ilegal por las autoridades locales en el día de mañana, lunes … Continue reading

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Angels in El Tamarindo

Today is Angel Gabriel’s birthday. Yesterday, our words shrouded by the uncertainty of whether his home would be destroyed today once again, he told me that his birthday always brings sorrow. Gabriel is a member of ASOTRACAMPO, the association of … Continue reading

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Frustration and hope

frustrazione, n.f. Frustration, defeat. My eyes fell on this entry, just above the line of gun fire dividing the Italian-English dictionary in half. It was on display at the Museum of the Martyrs at the Universidad Centroamericana in San Salvador, one of the books … Continue reading

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Incertidumbre en El Tamarindo

To read in English: Uncertainty for El Tamarindo Vimos los carros de la policía al llegar. Rodearon el Caterpillar, todo listo para la diligencia de desalojo de las humildes casas y campos sembrados del predio Natacha en El Tamarindo.

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