The boom of anti-oil and mining popular referendums has created much discussion in the country about their use to prohibit extractive activities in the regions. The Mesa Hídrica del Piedemonte Llanero (MHP) spoke on this subject.
The oil sector has proposed the development of unconventional projects to increase the country’s oil reserves and ensure self-sufficiency in the long term. However, this has generated much controversy and many Colombians have expressed their rejection of this possibility.
One of the hardest editing problems I have occurs whenever we have to write about security issues associated with former Farc guerrilla. The problems occur because of differences between Spanish and English, but mostly because of a ‘what-do-we-call-them’ issue. However, the real security issues are far bigger than any language challenges we might have.
The government warned that it will not accept any condition imposed by the ELN to assure the liberation of those who remain in their power. Here is why.
This crime has always taken place in the border between Colombia and Venezuela, but smugglers recently migrated their ‘business’ to Ecuador, too. The development of these and other stories in our periodic Security summary.