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@wwaycorrigan In a previous episode of The Colombia Cast, the ‘Colombianised’ British-born historian Malcolm Deas said, in response to a question about his love for Colombia: ‘One doesn’t love countries, one loves people and dogs and cats and that sort of(...)

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@wwaycorrigan «You’re a posh boy now, a gomelo.» So go the jibes from my old barrio buddies now that I find myself living in a «swankier» part of Bogotá (‘gomelo’, for the uninitiated, is the Colombian word for what you might call preppy types). Yes,(...)

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@wwaycorrigan «You can take the man out of the barrio, but you can’t take the barrio out of the man.» OK, that old saying doesn’t really apply to me in its entirety. For Bogotá’s ‘barrios populares’, the working-class neighbourhoods, are still(...)

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