EL ESPECTADOR

The oldest newspaper in Colombia, El Espectador was founded in 1887. The national daily newspaper has historically taken a firm stance against drug trafficking and in defense of freedom of the press. In 1986, the director of El Espectador was assassinated by gunmen hired by Pablo Escobar. The majority share-holder of the paper is Julio Mario Santo Domingo, a Colombian businessman named by Forbes magazine as one of the wealthiest men in the world in 2011.

Colombia

Town In Colombia Aims To Ban Catcalling With New Law

A town in southwestern Colombia is trying to clamp down on catcalling — “piropos” (compliments) as they’re known locally — that is all too common in a country long plagued by machismo. In a ...

Cuba

Castro, Lessons For Leftists Still Defending Their Dictators

Enough with the praise the Left has shamelessly heaped on Fidel Castro. He was simply a dictator ...

Colombia

Colombian FARC Rebels Take Mannequin Challenge

BOGOTA — Freeze! The Mannequin Challenge, the latest internet craze where groups of people make a video of themselves frozen in time, has an unlikely new participant: the Colombian rebel army ...

Colombia

Cuba Faces A Big Environmental Question After Castro’s Death

-Analysis- In his half-century as leader of Cuba, Fidel Castro oversaw grand changes on the island. In the wake of his death, new changes may — or may not — be on their way under the helm of ...

Colombia

Post-Trump Crossroads: Deeper Democracy Or A Slide Toward Fascism?

People should not dismiss the meaning of a spate of shocking electoral results, for the world may...

Nicaragua

Ortega Ambitions, Nicaragua’s First Couple Edges Toward "Dynastic Rule"

Nicaragua's once revolutionary president Daniel Ortega has won reelection, this time with his...

Venezuela

Venezuela: Maduro Fails Democracy Test, But Is He A Dictator?

Massive protests Wednesday target recent actions by Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro for bannin...

Colombia

Stitches And Ashes, A Colombian Artist Tries To Heal The Wounds Of War

For famed Colombian artist Doris Salcedo, sewing a vast sheet with the names of victims of the co...