Opinion

The best in editorial and opinion from The City Paper contributors.

What does Donald Trump think about drugs?

Will a Trump presidency continue with the reformist policies of Obama in the war on drugs or will there be a return to the belligerence of the past with Latin America.

Editorial for 2017: We’ll see you “ahí”

The year has begun with the implementation of the Tax Reform, an economy showing signs of economic growth and a capital that urgently requires leadership.

Is there a “nuclear renaissance” on the horizon?

With the world fixated on lowering fossil-fuel emissions, now is the time for nuclear energy to come to the fore. But, it’s not working out that way: the nuclear option is fading.

Year in review: Putin’s breakout year

2016 saw a major step toward Vladimir Putin’s vision of the world – it remains to be seen if the United States and Europe will remain committed to challenging this vision, or will seek to accommodate it.

Opinion: The decline and decline of Los Mártires

Ineffective regulations and lack of political will all contribute to the preservation of urban poverty and decay in Bogotá.

Editorial: Our ‘Spiral of Silence’

It couldn't get any stranger than 2016, a year in which "change" swept across the world and Colombia with its peace came out relatively unscathed.

Opinion: A change in rhythm to life in Colombia

Columnist Richard McColl reflects on how, after a 10-year sojourn in Colombia, the time has arrived to "change rhythm."

A new peace accord for Colombia with its November rain

With a new peace accord reached in Havana with FARC, Colombians now brace for a wet winter.
Wagner Moura plays Pablo Escobar in the hit Netflix series "Narcos."

In defense of Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ and its depiction of Colombia

Few television shows have generated as much controversy in Colombia as the Netflix series "Narcos," which has found tremendous success abroad and detractors at home.

Understanding Colombia’s peace with a carrot and a stick

A new round of talks have begun in Havana to find a negotiated end to the Colombia conflict. But recent history has shown us that only former presidents Santos and Uribe can salvage a peace on the brink.

Central America’s gang menace is triggering a humanitarian disaster

Gang-related violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras is driving tens of thousands of people, including unaccompanied children, on perilous journeys to the U.S. border, in search of asylum.

A Colombian journalist recounts why she marched for peace

Thousands have marched this week across Colombia to pressure the government and opposition to accept the final peace accord with FARC. Here a perspective from the street.

As ceasefire deadline nears Colombians march to mend shattered peace

Thousands of Colombians are marching in support of the the peace accord with FARC as a deadline to end the bilateral ceasefire nears.

Editorial: Take it as a “yes”

In an emotionally-charged campaign before the October 2 plebiscite, Colombians will have their say and the world will listen.

Obama: Mission accomplished?

President Obama's days in The White House are numbered, but history still has to judge his stance and legacy on counterterrorism.

Maritime mayhem: The scourge of piracy

Marine kidnapping for ransom will continue to plague the waters off West Africa until local governments commit to ending corruption.

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