COLOMBIA

Court sinks decree allowing Colombia’s congress to work from home

Colombia’s Constitutional Court sank President Ivan Duque‘s decree allowing Congress to work from home, putting legislation passed over the past months at risk. The court sank the decree issued in March. claiming that the separation of powers disallows the president to precide over Congress, which should regulate its own response …

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The moral authority of a mafia puppet

Colombia’s President Ivan Duque may want to remember he is a mafia lackey before citing the pope in one of his Orwellian rants. I wasn’t raised Catholic, so I don’t know any good Pope Francis quotes, but I was raised Christian and internet allows me to remember those bible verses …

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lawmakers urge emergency basic income as 2nd lockdown looms

Lawmakers urged Colombia’s government to decree an emergency basic income on Thursday as the coronavirus pandemic is saturating hospitals and causing hunger. The National Health Institute reported a record number of 5,336 newly confirmed COVID-19 infections and 187 deaths. According to newspaper El Tiempo, the test results on average take …

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pimping journalism with elegant propaganda

After independent media revealed evidence of ties between #Colombia’s ruling party and the mafia, the country’s corporate television networks were quick to cover this up. The news programs of RCN Television and and Caracol dedicated not even a second to the scandal that led opposition Senator Gustavo Petro to call …

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Duque’s ‘genocidal revenge’ on Colombia’s social leaders’ support for peace process

The archbishop of Cali sparked a fierce debate after accusing Colombia’s President Ivan Duque of taking “genocidal revenge” against social leaders supporting the country’s peace process. The Colombian Catholic Church distanced itself from Archbishop Dario Monsalve, who accused Duque of a “genocidal revenge to completely dismember society, social organizations and …

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mafia to Colombia’s ruling party

Colombia’s ruling party sank deeper in crisis on Wednesday after the release of a wiretap recording of a regional chief celebrating the 2018 election of President Ivan Duque with a late narco associate. “We got a fucking president,” the Democratic Center‘s regional director in Santander, Ivan Aguilar, told Jose Guillermo …

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