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@radiobrendan OK, credit where credit is due. We can all be quick to criticise but slow to give praise where it is warranted. In this regard, since this writer first uncovered the simple delights of Bogotá’s less than secure (to say the least) barrio of La Perseverancia,(...)

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@radiobrendan ‘From war to peace: lessons from Ireland for Colombia.’ Thus ran the title of a talk Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, gave in Bogotá this week. The former IRA man, now very much in favour of the ballot box over the gun,(...)

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@radiobrendan “In Colombia we’re more concerned with the idea and not so much with the execution. Additionally, time management is messy here.” The above sentiments aren’t mine. Rather they are that of a Bogotá native now living and working in the U.S.A. In so many(...)

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@radiobrendan There is no doubt that Colombia’s image has changed, in a positive sense, over the last number of years. Not only has this happened from an external perspective, where this naturally stunning country was once seen as a war zone and best to be avoided, but also(...)

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@radiobrendan Times, in a financial context, are tough. Well, in many ways they’re tough (relatively speaking that is), but for now I’ll keep the focus on the money side of things. And on that score, they’ve been made even tougher by a visa oversight on my part.(...)

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@radiobrendan “Ladies and gentlemen, we got him.” It certainly has been a hugely successful few days for the good folk at Google AdSense. A serious threat to the viability and reputation of its service has been removed. Order has been restored. Wrong Way’s(...)

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@radiobrendan There have been plenty of column inches, in Spanish, devoted to the poor level of English in Colombia. It’s something that the country’s leaders are keen to address. The first step of course in solving a problem is realising you have one, and just how(...)

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@radiobrendan Wow! What a surprise. Colombia apparently has somewhat of a weight problem.* In a country renowned for its beautiful, well proportioned women, surely this cannot be? Throw in the fact that there is much competition among the populace – both male and female – to(...)

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@radiobrendan  One of the most popular questions many long-term ‘visitors’ to Colombia get thrown at them by the locals is ‘Por qué Colombia?’, ‘Why Colombia?’ or more specifically in my case ‘Why Bogotá?’ Most who ask this are quick to suggest an answer(...)

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