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@radiobrendan Things have started to stabilise a little for me here of late. Well about as much as they can stabilise for somebody with a wanderlust mind in a not very reliable and at times frustrating country. Everything is relative. A major part of this stabilisation has been(...)

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@radiobrendan An old friend used to say that, because he has neither an interest in nor knowledge of Irish rugby, it follows that he shouldn’t have any say in who the national coach is. He used this as an analogy with the universal franchise; that is giving everybody over a(...)

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@radiobrendan For some, he’s seen as the moral standard-bearer of Colombia; the man ensuring the country stays on the right path. For others, he’s a dangerous, out of touch, official whose opinions and decisions hinder the country’s painstaking development.(...)

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@radiobrendan Have you heard the one about the Colombian Nazis? No? Well, somewhat worryingly, it’s not actually a joke. In this land of incredulous contradictions, there exists a rather confused bunch of adherents to the Adolf Hitler branch of fascism. Perhaps they were(...)

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@radiobrendan It was meant to be a night of a discovery, of potentially finding a new path in life in the depths of a Colombian jungle. However for one British teenager the only ‘path’ he found was the one leading to his sad end, his lifeless body dumped at the side(...)

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@radiobrendan They say that it’s the small things in life that make a difference. The everyday occurrences, or non-occurrences as it may be, that matter most. To be honest, most of us don’t think about them that often – life could become a little overbearing if we(...)

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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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