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Fresh "Colombia" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"At four 38. Traffic and weather on the 8 years Rick McClure and the traffic center. How much happening through the district Mike, the freeway is still with some cautious slowdowns from the sun headed west from the third street tunnel to Maine avenue and volume southbound on D.C. two 95 off and on from Burroughs east capital street and volume northbound before and after Pennsylvania avenue on the two 95s. Let's head over to Virginia, still have the water main repairs down in Alexandria at last check the northbound route one at prince street, the right lane was slowly getting you by. I 95 Virginia size with some volume slowdowns coming down from lord and after we headed down toward woodbridge between lord and woodbridge in other words, had some volume slowdowns along the northbound side two and through Fredericksburg between routes one and three and Steve found a crash along the southbound side near route 17 falmouth that has two right lanes getting by. Three 95, no problems there, except for a brief volume delay inbound toward the 14th street bridge from boundary channel, just volume only 66, set over to Maryland to route 50, no problems there, good across the bay bridge to and from three lanes west and two lanes east across the bay, BW Parkway had some volume, off and on, slow downs north, mainly through green belt. I 95 with volume slowdowns growing south through outreach and Colombia between routes 101 75, we were keeping close lookout for something that's strange, but that's just volume. That's all we found. So far, two 70 you're doing good, had some sunset volume slowdowns on the loop from river towards legion bridge, and that's your only beltway slow spot as we speak. If discover, you can redeem your rewards for a cash in any amount at any time, learn more at discover dot com slash redeem rewards. Terms apply, Rick McClure WTO traffic. Now to storm team four meteorologist samar Theodore bundle up out the door, but we're not too cold in the afternoon, highs will peak in the low 50s for your Monday, mostly sunny and dry, Tuesday, rain moves in, highs on Tuesday
Fresh "Colombia" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"EDU, certified to operate by shed. WTO P at four 28 Traffic and weather on the 8th, let's head over to Rick McClure in the traffic center. All right, Michael, let's take you back over to the capitol beltway where we had some sunset volume slowdowns on the outer loop from river towards the legion bridge and that's your only beltway slow spot right now through Maryland and Virginia. Marilyn I 95, we had some volume delays growing south through elkridge and Colombia between routes 101 75 were keeping a close look out there BW Parkway we had some off and on volume slowdowns north through greenbelt otherwise BW parkways traveling nicely as well as 50 still quiet in both directions both inside and outside the beltway between Chevrolet and Annapolis and all points in between still had a good great pace to it across the bay bridge three lanes west and two lanes east across the bay had the crash in fort Washington affecting the southbound side of two ten near Livingston road we believe that's been cleared or shouldered. Meanwhile, 66 quiet three 95 quiet except for a brief short stretch between boundary channel inbound 14th street bridge, that's where it always get packed and stacked there. How did you make your way toward the district? That's the case right now. I 95 south had a few volumes slowdowns coming down from Lauren into woodbridge, and that's the heaviest slow spot on the southbound side. We're looking for a crash in both directions We will figure that out in our next report. Two and through Fredericksburg, northbound, a little bit of volume slowdowns between routes one and three. Meanwhile, we still have the water main repair down in Alexandria was affecting the northbound side of route one at prince street at last check the right lane was slowly getting you by. It's incredible. Paul window nation now to get 0% interest for 5 full years plus two Windows free with every two U by with no limit. But hurry, call 8 6 6 90 nation, Rick McClure, WTO traffic. Now to storm team four meteorologist Rhine Miller. We've got sunshine on the agenda here for the afternoon hours, air temperatures this
David Berlinski Describes His Early Years
"David, you know, I think I want to ask you a little bit about yourself and your life, I can't help myself. I do this instinctively. People think it's some interviewers hat that I wear, but I did this long before I ever had any kind of show or something. I just want to know what are people come from? Where do they get? So you grew up in New York. Oh, I grew up. I was born in New York in 1942, February 1942, just a couple of months after my parents arrived in the United States. And I don't think I went to kindergarten. I don't think the work in the gardens when I was growing up. But I went to elementary school and then I went to Bronx science and then I went to Columbia and then I went to Princeton entirely in New York experience. First time in my life, I left New York. It was to go to Stanford in California as an assistant professor. Okay, so you were in college in the early 60s. Late 50s or early 60s. Late 50s, early 60s. When did you know and I don't know if you can answer this question, but I'll ask it. When did you know that you were intellectually remarkable? Was this something that you knew already in grade school or that your parents knew to go to Broncos? No, I was a terrible student. That was lazy. I was indifferent. I was completely occupied with anything but the curriculum. And that went through Bronx science and once most of Columbia. So only when I got to graduate school that I said, you know, there's something interesting here. It was a very you don't get into Colombia by being a dunderhead. You clearly cared enough to go to college and to go to an Ivy League school. That was expected. What was your major as an undergraduate? It was history. History, especially medieval history. Did you have or I should say, did you ever did you have a sense at that very young age of what you might want to do with yourself? I mean, if somebody said to you at age 18 or 19, what do you want to do when you grow up? Well, you have to remember how different the academic environment was in the late 50s and early part of the 60s. And academic career seemed just terrific to me. You could do very interesting work, you were protected, you were an academic environment. You had interesting colleagues. And you could teach. That just seemed to me like a very good deal.
28 dead as Julia drenches Central America with rainfall
"Dozens are reported dead after the path of hurricane Julia drenched Columbia and cut across Central America Former hurricane Julia has dissipated but is still drenching Guatemala and El Salvador with torrential rains The national hurricane center says flash flooding and mudslides continue to be a threat in Central America and southern Mexico through Tuesday More than two dozen people have been reported dead due to the storm the nation of El Salvador has declared a state of emergency Police there say a man died when a tree fell on him and two other people died after heavy rains caused a wall of their home to collapse The Rio Grande de San Miguel was a roaring torrent and channel 12 captured locals in San Miguel banding together to try to pull a car out of the muddy floodwaters The storm damaged homes and ripped roofs off in Colombia president Gustavo Petro flew over the Peninsula of la Waha on Monday and was pulled across a swollen creek on a float wrapped in plastic to visit communities still divided by floodwaters I'm Jennifer King
Authorities: 5 dead in shooting at South Carolina home
"Violence has left 5 people dead at a home in northern South Carolina I Norman hall Authorities in Spartanburg county say four people were fatally shot Sunday in a home and inman about 100 miles northwest of Colombia a 5th person died on the way to the hospital Spartanburg county deputy said they won't release any additional information in the shooting until the coroner has identified the 5 people and notified their families Autopsies are being performed as part of the investigation I Norman hall
Apple Music now has over 100 million songs - Engadget
"Apple music will offer its 100 millionth song on Monday With the latest you have 100 million songs to choose from on Apple music to put that milestone in perspective in 2003 apple's iTunes offered 200,000 songs Apple says 20,000 musicians released tracks on its service every day from places like Japan Ghana Colombia and South Korea in 350 languages and dialects 40% of the songs are in English Apple says its top 1000 songs make up just 10% of the plays indicating that listeners are exploring older
Who Can Speak Freely on University Campuses?
"However, I want to go to the list of the most absurd universities that you probably don't want to see in your kids too if you want them to have an open mind and have the freedom of speech. Skidmore, I have never heard of skidmore university. You just give more college as a private college. They're amongst the top 5 words. Georgetown university, I think it's rinsler, polytechnic, I could be saying it wrong, it's a private university. University of Pennsylvania and Columbia university. And so kids from Colombia university has something to say about them being ranked last, obviously there was a mixed emotions when they were interviewed on campus. But one of them said, I think everyone here is very open minded and so I'm not sure are really sure where this is coming from. And in the article we read, it says, however, Rihanna, a senior at Avi Lee school, said, of course, people think they can't say things. I think people think they might be judged by the majority. If you go through the statistics and you look at the biases, right? I mean, you would think that people on campus that are afraid to speak would be generally anybody who wants to speak out. However, there's a disproportionate representation of conservatives. That are afraid to speak out. According to statistical data from fire dot org, it says that conservative students are most likely to feel they can not express their opinions freely with 42% reporting that they often feel uncomfortable speaking freely compared to 13% of liberal students.
Governors Abbott and DeSantis Transport Migrants to Blue States
"That'd be nice here to do our well, a periodic Friday roundup of things going on. In the week and around the country, I want to start we've been laughing about the illegals that are being dispatched by Texas, governor Abbott, and also Florida, governor desantis to liberal precincts around the country. How do you just showed me this? Yes. To migrant buses arrive outside vice president Kamala Harris naval observatory residents. And you know why, right? Because she says that the border is secure. Oh, right. She's the one that said this, which of course got great criticism from those people that live along the border and know that that is complete and utter BS. Because it is not secure. In fact, it's never been worse. So Abbott has sent dozens of buses with these illegal border crossers to Washington, D.C., New York City, Chicago. And apparently this group was part of 75 to a hundred people picked up an Eagle Pass Texas, migrants from Venezuela, Uruguay, Hawaii, Colombia, Colombia, and Mexico, and look, this is a genius move. Now, I'm not sure honey. Did desantis begin this or did Abbott's story? I think it happened. I think Abbott started in a desantis thought, oh, great idea. Great. Well, see, this is a way in which these Republican governors should learn from each other. This has been first in doing a number of things. And I'd like to see Republican governors around the country go, that's the way it's done.
Gov. DeSantis Sends Planes With Migrants to Martha's Vineyard
"Florida governor Ron DeSantis sent two planes of illegals to Martha's Vineyard yesterday. Making good on his promise to send illegals to progressive, welcoming states. That our sanctuary areas sanctuary said, come on in. And yet Lori Lightfoot bitterly denouncing governor desantis as unchristian, I'm sure Kamala Harris is going to have a thing to say. I want to show cackle about a couple of hundred illegals from Venezuela, Uruguay, Colombia, and Mexico dropped in her front yard. By the Texas governor.
The March of Leftism Across South America
"Want to talk about the march of leftism across South America, very troubling development, and we've seen it happen in recent months and in recent years. Now, of course, we know a lot about Venezuela. I talk about it in the podcast W, of course, talks about it a lot as well. But a number of other countries, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, even Chile, and Chile was kind of the most unkindest cut of all. And what I mean by that is that Chile has actually enjoyed an economic boom because of capitalism because of free market policies. In fact, free market policy is put into effect. With the advice of American economists like Milton Friedman and going back, almost 50 years or 50 years or more now. Chile created a pension system that produced a decent provision for people as they got into old age. Again, it was a pension system, not like America's social security plan, but a pension system that's invested in the market and as the market went up people saw their fortunes become a lot more comfortable and be able to provide for them when they needed it. And your Chile of all places pivoted to the left by electing a real far leftist. In fact, somebody who has in the past been associated with communism, a guy named Gabriel borik. An activist who came marching in promised a kind of new Chile. In fact, said that he was going to rewrite the Chilean constitution. He says the constitution was put into effect onto a dictator Augusto Pinochet. We're going to redo the whole constitution. There was a referendum in 2020 Anna majority. In fact, a decisive majority of chileans voted, yes, we do need a new constitution.
Man accused of selling bleach as COVID cure extradited to US
"A Florida man accused of selling toxic bleach as a cure for the coronavirus has been extradited to the U.S. Mark Brennan the archbishop of the genesis two church of health and healing in Bradenton Florida had an appearance in Miami federal court Thursday almost two years after he was arrested in Colombia He's the latest to face charges for peddling ineffective or downright dangerous substances as medicines to cure COVID-19 Officials say the church manufactured promoted and sold chlorine dioxide as a miracle mineral solution that could cure a vast variety of ailments ignored court orders to stop and threaten to federal judge The substance turns into a toxic industrial bleach when ingested Granite and his sons Jonathan Jordan and Joseph were indicted on one count each of conspiracy to commit fraud and two counts each of criminal contempt The trial is set to begin September 12th in Miami I am Jennifer King
Biden to Allow Some Migrants With Terrorist Ties Into Country
"This is from just the news Aaron kleeman Biden to allow some migrants with terrorist ties into the country Raising security concerns new administration rule could potentially endanger Americans security experts warn The piece goes on I'll read this sentence from it It's his last week DHS and the State Department announced they'd altered the immigration and nationality act the federal law To grant entry into the U.S. and other quote immigration benefits to those who provided quote limited or insignificant material support to designated terrorist organizations Hold on where is it Where's my team Jim's like what are you looking for I used to have a penalty flag a listener sent me Please don't send what I always get stuff It comes to my PO by now I promise I find that thank you I love you all but I get a lot in the minds of going into Thursday and a lot of it I had a penalty for that Wait so just so we're clear on this So as long as you're support of terrorist organizations is only limited your A-okay to come in Am I reading her Did I read that Jim you have the show notes for you right Like you have the you're looking right at it That's a quote from the piece correct Let me pull it up in my phone again Yes that's the piece So okay folks here's the deal So if you work for some islama fundamentalist terrorist organization some terrorist drug cartel some even the religiously inspired or ideologically inspired terrorist group like the farc in Colombia As long as you only whacked a few people you're okay So is there a whacking marker They're looking at it the guys at the State Department are like okay should we let this guy in
"colombia" Discussed on Latino USA
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"colombia" Discussed on Latino USA
"Columbia farc, which was the largest guerrilla group in Colombia at the time, and they had been fighting a war that lasted 52 years. And for that time, the war had been the top priority for the government. There hadn't been space to talk about other issues, such as poverty, such as inequality, education, employment, and obviously these were issues that were affecting a grand majority of Colombians. They're just wasn't that opportunity to talk about it. In the wake of the peace deal, we see that in 2019, Colombians begin to take to the streets to protest inequality, Colombia, is one of the most unequal countries in Latin America and in the world. And we saw Colombians protesting a lot of this inequality, unfortunately for the protesters, the pandemic started, and that just worsened all of the social issues that they had been protesting the year before. So in 2020, we see how almost a majority of Colombians are plunged into poverty, how unemployment increases, how many people are forced into the informal economy, and a lot of people are forced out of higher education because of increasing poverty and unemployment. So we have a lot of people feeling like there's not really any hope or a sense of future left for them. We see a lot of Colombians that feel like there are not really any more options available to them. So in 2019, they were acts of police violence that were committed against protesters and one of those cases dealing Cruz who was a teenage protester. He has killed by the Columbia's riot police, and that's when you start to see a lot of this anti government sentiment, especially because a lot of protesters feel like the government doesn't respect their demands, but also is willing to repress them with brutal police violence in order to silence them. In 2020, in late 2020, during the pandemic, you see again protests that lasted about two days in Bogotá, Colombia's capital, and then there were 13 protesters who were killed. Then we have the 2021 protest that started on 20th of April that last on and off for almost three months. And that's when you see Colombia the Ivan Duque government employ the most brutal repression against protesters. It depends on reports, but some groups say that between 40 and 80 protesters were killed during those months. And the mixture of all of this of people being able to talk about social issues and then going to the streets and on top of that, not being stigmatized as guerrilla sympathizers for going to the streets which had happened previously during the armed conflict. That added to a lot of this police repression, really fomented much of this anti government anti Duque sentiment that we saw expressed during the elections on Sunday. And, you know, for people who had been following what has been happening these past few years, it kind of seems like this was sort of what would inevitably happen during these elections. Of course, people were still surprised that the left would still win exactly, especially because in the past so much had happened with assassinations of leftist leaders of stigmatization. A lot of different strategies that had been used to defeat the left, but they ultimately didn't win during these elections. Right, and then I mentioned Anderson arboreal is another one who was a black Colombian,.
"colombia" Discussed on Latino USA
"A career in politics. Francia Marquez started off as an activist in kauka, which is one of the most dangerous departments in Colombia, especially for people like francia Marquez, who are activists and particularly for women like her who are environmental activists. She has been helping to block development projects that her community has opposed. She has been able to bring together Africa Colombian women to form groups of resistance. She won a very important environmental award just a few years ago for much of that work. And since then, she's been known as a strong feminist. She has an interesting friendship with Angela Davis, which I think says a lot about francia Marcus politics about how she has looked at feminism from an intersectional approach, talking about racism, classism, and sexism, and bringing that to the center of this political debate, which in Colombia is really unprecedented. Yeah, and so then what would you attribute her rise given all the obstacles that she would face in a country like Colombia? I don't have to chronicle the anti blackness of this country or the patriarchy of the country. I mean, it's got a history. So what would you attribute it to or just, I mean, it must be part of her and part the country waking up a little bit or what's your best guess? I think it's.
"colombia" Discussed on Latino USA
"Arella. And here we are. Once again, another weekly podcast we are going to be talking about history, the historic news out of Colombia with the election of Gustavo Pedro, some new president and vice president francia Marquez. And others, it's the first time the left is one in Colombia. So I have tons of questions. Because we've been covering news out of Colombia the last couple of years. And as you know, we do this remotely, and we bring in guests from all over the world, and you know, we're alternative independent radio, and you know, you might hear some sounds of Bogotá Colombia. While we're talking with our guests, but that's cool. Because we got someone from Bogotá Colombia and she's a fabulous guest, fabulous guest from Bogotá Colombia. Please introduce yourself. Hi, I'm Christina. I'm a freelance journalist based in Bogotá Colombia, and I've been covering politics, human rights, gender equality here for the past. Almost 6 years now. Yeah, I know. I've read your work. I want to talk a little bit about sort of the roots of why we are talking about a Pedro victory, but before we do that, let's talk about what has happened since Gustavo Pedro has become president of Colombia and why is it so historic in the country's history? So if you could break it down for our U.S. audience right, the election on Sunday was unprecedented in Colombia, we've never had a president. That is from the left. We've always been governed by establishment politicians that have either represented.
US officials return to Venezuela amid gas price hike
"Senior by the administration officials have quietly traveled to Venezuela in the latest bid to rebuild relations with the South American oil giant AP correspondent Norman hall reports A State Department spokesperson says the U.S. delegation that arrived in Caracas includes ambassador James story who heads the U.S. government Venezuelan affairs unit out of neighboring Colombia The visit comes as the Ukraine war drags on and is driving gas prices higher because of sanctions on Russia The delegation also includes roger karstens the special presidential envoy on hostage affairs His visit is said to be a welfare check focus on the safety of several detained U.S. citizens including a group of oil executives from Houston based citgo jail for more than four years There have been recent signs of thawing relations between Washington and Caracas On Norman
"colombia" Discussed on Latino Rebels Radio
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Rand Paul: What We Can Learn From South America's Failures
"Paul Senator I get your point You're right I think in the short term you're correct I don't want to be overly apocalyptic I think Biden's approval numbers are clearly indicative that the argument that we can spend money without consequence is kind of gone by the wayside But I think long-term we just the media keeps blocking running like an offensive tackle blocking the story I'll give you a perfect example not to get into global affairs but Gustavo Petrov and Columbia center the guys that devout communists He just got elected in Colombia In countries in South America some of them were just starting to turn the corner And you have this pernicious idea this socialist idea of top down authoritarianism led by big government spending and economic control that just continues to resurface around the world And you'd think after this inflation crisis we could finally put this thing to bed for once Yeah and there's so much that can be learned by looking at the failures in South America You know my wife and I wrote a book called the case against socialism and in it we tell the story of socialism in Venezuela they've destroyed their money prices are rising at 50% not a year a month there's a lack of food The average person in Venezuela has lost 30 pounds not from dieting but from lack of food And their system their economic system and socialism the generals get fat that dear leader president for life gets fat but the ordinary citizen is grounds around There are actually stories of people eating their pets for lack of food But Venezuela has more oil underground than Saudi Arabia so you can take a rich country with lots of natural resources and destroy it with socialism That's the story we need to keep talking about because some of the young people in our country think it would be a good idea to try socialism But it's been a disaster everywhere it's been tried
Virus Outbreak Nurses-Nurses intro and wrap
"The front lines of the pandemic are inspiring a new crop of nurses Danny Burgos used to have a different New York dream before graduating from the Columbia University school of nursing Try not to roll your eyes when I repeat that yes I used to be a Broadway actor After the show in Pittsburgh he was in was shut down by the pandemic Burgos saw a photo of a nurse taking off their N95 mask with the imprint of the mask on their face And that struck me I was like this is someone who at who is now actually putting their physical body in front of something for someone Judy wolf at the Columbia school of nursing says there's a lot of Danny Burgos is out there in the middle of the pandemic Colombia had its biggest nursing application class ever What these students symbolize or represent for us is hope Burgo says at least not going to make his Broadway dream come true I'm going to make another one come true here I'm Ed
Rudy Giuliani: Our Security Programs Worked in Colombia
"Our greatest successes were in Colombia because in Columbia, South Carolina. Sorry, South Carolina. Columbia South America. You're talking about bringing this to places that are famous for their culture. To the cartel center of America, which is no longer the cartel center of America. But I knew Columbia well, from my work as a prosecutor, because I did a lot of prosecutions of Colombian drug dealers. I have the great I have the great distinction of having two contracts put out on me by the farc to slip my throat. Which means I was getting I knew I was getting somewhere when that happened. And I knew Columbia so that that helped also. And they were willing to make their police department honest. That's the biggest thing. That's amazing. If I do a comp staff program and the police promise crooked, it doesn't work very well. So we got some great reductions there. We did a lot of work. I did work in Ukraine. You know the city, they talk about car cave. The one right on the border, but we did the crime management program for them. And we designed emergency management center for them. And I knew they would hold out. But you're telling me that people around the world were willing to use this to bring crime down and that American mayors have not used this. Except for friends who I have advised off the cuff. No one has ever really taken us in to really do our program. I know it would work. I know if you gave me and three or four people like Bernie Carrick. If you gave me 6 months in Chicago, I could cut the murder rate, I hate to predict. I always predict lower. 20, 30%.
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins dead at 50
"The investigation into the cause of death for foo fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has uncovered drugs in his system marches are a letter with the latest the foo fighters were on tour in Bogota Colombia when Hawkins was found unresponsive in a hotel room Colombia's prosecutors offices toxicology tests indicate ten psychoactive substances and medicines in Hawkins urine including marijuana opioids and antidepressants cause of death has not been named meanwhile Hawkins's fellow musicians are mourning his death Brian may of queen says Hawkins was like family mark Ronson says Hawkins was an infectiously hilarious kind spirit Travis Barker blink one eighty two recall smoking with Hawkins an airplane bathrooms
How Does One Access Their Bitcoin Funds?
"You brought up an interesting subject just a few minutes ago and I wanna come back to it now. You said, 'cause this is very, very true. The Mexico's economy really could not exist without transfers of monetary dollars back from the United States. Economy would crash. We know that from Western Union to this the old saying he's going back for. You might have mentioned this I sent it back in Bitcoin that more than likely the family in Mexico would get the transaction through the computer, however, you know, they got it. And they would convert it, I'm assuming in the dollars or pesos, whichever one they wanted. Where would they do that at? If you, Derek, you sent me about whatever means through a server, however it is. You sent me a Bitcoin today. And I said, well, that's really nice. I want the money. Where would I go, just so to speak get the money? Sure. Well, first of all, I would say it depends on the country that you're in if you would want your local currency. If you're in Venezuela, you probably want to keep it in Bitcoin. Mexico, their currency has actually been quite strong. So that's a bit different. Colombia, the currency hasn't done so well. So not all of them wanted their local currency, but many do. The Sri Lanka, for example, Sri Lanka, El Salvador, just announced it as a Bitcoin as the official currency for El Salvador as one of several. So you may just keep it in Bitcoin. But to answer your specific question, there are more advanced ways to do this, but I'm just trying to explain the easiest way to solve some of these problems. And so you may use something like a Gemini or a similar product. And so that can help manage this operation and help you transfer it back to your Fiat currency at your local bank. And so once the transaction is sent to you, you may immediately essentially send a wire. It's not actually a wire you're not going to pay a wire fee, but you have the Bitcoin and your Gemini account and you push a button to transfer it to your bank account so that way you have it in that local currency.
GOP Defeats Obama-Endorsed Mayoral Candidate in Reliably Blue Columbia, South Carolina
"The Democrats flooded Columbia South Carolina with endorsements for a mayoral candidate there named tamika Isaac divine. Obama endorsed her Jim Clyburn was heavily invested in her victory. Now this is Columbia South Carolina, and I know a little bit about South Carolina. I'm in. I'm in South Carolina today. In the upstate. In the Greenville Spartanburg Anderson area. I lived here, love the area. This is like home away from home for me, and I hope you don't mind me sharing my deep affection. For the people and the community of the upstate of South Carolina. Colombia is blue. Colombia is Richland county, Colombia, not elections in county, but Richland county is heavily Democrat. Biden carried Richland county by 38 points. All right? So it gives you an idea of the makeup of Columbia South Carolina. Guess what? The Republican Daniel Rick and man defeated the Democrat during Tuesday nights mayoral election. He won by four percentage points. Again, this was a race where the Democrat machine was heavily invested in trying to push tamika Isaac Devine over the finish line. Obama released an audio message to support him. Here's what's important. Colombia has been led by democratic mayors for 30 years the red wave is coming.
"colombia" Discussed on Latino Rebels Radio
"So no. In terms of this sequencing draw and as manifesto in Bogotá in mela gene, lets those capitalists must occur in 2000. Barranca per second special in Bogotá. And across all go years in the spices, the Latin America exists in Mukherjee. But exhale, you don't know what to do. And also. Let's get DNA and make our goals EQ lookers and is the former graduate accompanying mojito. Not a kasha. And this person is not here. I don't know, I'll Gracie me and tell us the. SEC says the associate worked through this mausoleum Bogotá. Beto I ordered a particular. Rude alia. So we didn't see a key. CI two mass consumed Linus is also a loser to sexuality reproductive or to equalize mojitos. It's done this place doesn't. Really scale companion over those. Times probably as you nearly stall for a second. He needed this condition. Totally. It's time to organize sando in last year's must be Kenya's inclusive. The muesli capre employ in his way learn to manga, yes, on elpa is digging which is more dispensary, but I still don't know. In Bogotá in medieval U.S. grandes. There's many. More on this hour. Period is here that Grande come on, say God may as Gallo's maze is going to post you limit Delacroix to your or while he's all inclusions were hinder sitan mujeres in print de la corte constitutional. So there's a movement it's happening. It's happening across the country just a couple of things that before we go that your piece calls public opinions divided on abortion in Colombia, a majority prefers to keep the current law favoring neither absolute restriction nor total, decriminalization, president Ivan Duque has voices opinion, he says, I defend life, but I recognize the three conditions the court has said, must be accepted for an abortion. This is the key here is that the three circumstances are not necessarily being followed in all cases. So, in essence, Colombia is criminalizing abortion in most of its forms. Most of the causes of it. So one of the things that like you did, your story does mention that it will come into there could be a possibility of mid November. And this is the closest the country has to come to decriminalizing abortion, especially and you write since both sides of the debate recognize the regional policies moving towards decriminalization, but this is all on the constitutional court and we will see load him up daniella, are you hopeful? In Colombia, this is going to happen or is it going.
Over 100 countries vow to end deforestation at climate talks
"More than one hundred countries who've pledged to end deforestation in the coming decade the commitment seen as critical to limiting climate change but one that's been made before I'm broken the British government says it has received commitments from leaders representing more than eighty five percent of the world's force to halt and reverse deforestation by twenty thirty among them are several countries with massive force including Brazil China Colombia Congo and the U. S. to go balm Gabaldon's president Ali bongo on Demba tells of the Cup conference for his people there's no future without a healthy forest it is my hope that Glasgow will mark a turning point in that to get there we would keep the force standing and the door open for our children and their children campaigners say they need to see the details to understand the agreements full impact as a similar ones in the past have failed to be effective I'm Charles de Ledesma
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"We could offer is our respect columbia. Just one of many nations across the world where young people are rising up during the pandemic. But what's happening. Here is a case study of weather. The old adage of the latin american left can still happen in the age of covert nineteen all throw mundos. Placebo it another world is possible. We'll speak with la times mexico. City bureau chief. Patrick j mcdonald. Who was in columbia this summer. And we'll hear from colombians themselves about why they're angry and why they're protesting the.
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"But at the same time we need to create latin america dynamic labor force and that can happen if there is a clear and then accelerating process of near-shore. Thank you mr president. A very clear. Let me Let me move a little bit to your borders To the east and ask you to speak a bit about venezuela you mentioned the immense humanitarian crisis brought about by reaction to the jupiter ship. There obviously tensions have been extant on this border for decades of. What's your current assessment of the relationship. between Between both got that in Lemme divide the concert of relationship into first of all their relationship with our innocent brothers and sisters as brookings institution's road maybe a year ago when we when we were moving forward with the tps they. They basically said that the gesture that colombia showed to the world is maybe the most important humanitarian gesture that has been seen in the last fifty years around the globe. We're talking about giving temporary protective status to one point. Eight million myers. That's something that is really a reverence point. We're not a rich country and we have embraced that that fraternal policy because we considered this the right way to do the right way to go and obviously we need to do much more in order to make this an opera. United states for example has a long tradition. The last one hundred years on how migration can contribute to develop. There have been many migrants in the united states that came in moments of distress and around the world in day generated. Transformation science chirp ownership in literature in medicine. You name so we have to be able to transform this migration dynamic something that contributes story economic growth and our social transformation. But we can only do that. If we generate opportunities indefinite the humanitarian migration rises. That were seeing venezuela. Emerald these is. It's it's really affecting the whole ham is we're talking about people that have come lagging every minimum service and yes. We are spending around one billion dollars year over year to attend this crisis now when it comes to the international community and the contribution of their making. What's really worrying is that yes. We have a lot of pledges but not a lot of dispersants. And when we compare why the we have received for migrant compared to other crisis of assumer magnitude around the world. it's it's reading a major gap what we have served. We look at what has happened in syria. The amount of money per migrant has been around three thousand dollars for mike has been contributed by international community. When it comes to this situation in south sudan when you evaluate how much money has been given for migrant is around one point six thousand dollars and in our case. We haven't even gotten to three hundred dollars for so we three. We have been paying most of the resources and is not the were begging for is something that we chill address. And we're taking the biggest biscuit festival burn so we have done it. And i think we're doing but definitely if there's not a recovery in venezuela there's not a path to democracy. This crisis is going to grow day over day and is going to become unmanageable a for all over country. So this is something that has to be addressed fast now. When it comes about the discussion about the regime invention well the regime. In venezuela set dictatorship and always day started us act democracy and then as i call it a diktat crecy and now it has become into a brutal dictatorship that has destroyed liberties that has destroyed independence of bowers destroyed free press and that is leaving people in hugger and as why the migration prizes has become such a big problem in the hemisphere. Now we have denounced nickel my little before international criminal court for crimes against humanity. And something that i have sad we had a terrorist attack the blazing google dot a month ago. Where car bomb was was was put in military compound where we have seen with based on the evidence that the people of budak car bomb in the brigade day not only wanted to kill colome gets home use but they wanted to kill united states soldiers and united states citizens where was not plot conceived in venezuela who are the ones behind this the far disease. So that's why we have said that we will begin with announcing this and maybe in respect for way we have said that maybe the united states should consider do declare the venezuelan regime as a sponsor of terrorism is a clear violation of resolution. Thirteen seventy three. That was issued in september. Two thousand one after the horrible september eleven attacks and in this way the countries do not provide safe haven or or or protection terrorist groups. So i think this is something that has to be announced because that's part of the congress and the Here's that we have to keep not only do predict the democratic charter in the americas but also to highlight the no country the world can continue providing safe haven to jerry's organizations that are attempting against many countries. So i would make that division saying that. We want to protect brothers and sisters. We definitely need to keep our our voice loud enough to denounce the the linkages between them. The regime under narcoterrorists organizations around the heads. I think this is similar Harkening back to my days. The supreme allied commander of nato the way the europeans look at lucia and the distinction between lukashenko the so-called last dictator of europe and the people of yellow reuss who deserve a better future. And that certainly is the case in venezuela mr president. I was also struck by your use of numbers in detail in terms of payment.
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"End into slightly push us three either the same banks every now they instead of them jump up because one. It stood on something that he wasn't sure what it was because obviously the came in parana. The app sting writes is different. Animals that can by everybody one picks it was interesting really interesting in complete contrast something. Ibm's in baseness a beautiful former colonial tons like cuts again. I remember very well who you got really lovely buildings. And i'm their mobile tons enough yet as you said caught the hannah beautiful The heritage area that the historic zion Three hundred year old some four hundred year old buildings at amazing the full there is wonderful will koran. It's not just a lot of people. Got hannah for the beaches. The rosetta islands crystal clear waters super bowl snorkeling diving. If you wishes while style on a night out of wonderful towns About which is four hundred years old old side kleist the bogota at three hours from tabs cobblestone rides wonderful buildings once again if you want to see something. That's just spectacular. Buddy chatter is probably the do must play maxi 'em location every year. It's voted the most beautiful town in colombia. It's heritage is just exactly as it was four hundred years ago and looking for today. Any location location. Okay well from managing couple of wonderful towns to visit. Hit a coat in high dane by coffey towns at coffee Heritage towns so that colorful say the buildings red blue green yellow wonderful streets surrounded by plantations of coffee. And everything else. Once gave one task. Guate- pay is about an hour and a half from measuring bit. Quite but closer. I would say a good ninety nine visit as visit mitigating guide to guatemala as well. It's a massive They can actually climb up seven hundred dollars straight to the very tough wait ahead offered a helicopter rides to the end about that area because it is just inside Like is just beautiful. You can go out there on a boat as well. Beautiful places this as well. I'm glad to pay for nine. Hundred is just got a amazing buildings not so much a heritage wise but colorful very colorful. It's also got like klay images painted on actual autumn's of the building and it's not as flat painted. I should say it's it's like describe it. You might see j willis aura. At as she sang we came basinas. Which is a hardworking people in that case Describe houses more or less got to three centimeters thick. These paintings sculptures than onto the buildings as beautiful as co is. Different coffees on. We have coffee. Woods cow tillis peachy to my favorite toward the moment is a trip. Ichi chapitoulas at canal factory. So columbia is actually the second largest producer panella in the will It's made from a different sort of sugar cane. So it's not the same sugar cane as normal ours suga..
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"I wouldn't go our members Those area that police wouldn't go down there and they're like full cas full police. 'cause at lisa as places everywhere in the will and columbia has them just as ever worry us different here as well as the big amd groups those like nocco traffic counties which are oldest sign with the a paramilitary Guerrillas over thorough just after money in easy life. They based in dense forest all in small towns and remote areas. So it's not really stand at travelers. It's it's unfortunate that not everybody can guy that just unfortunately how it is. The government hasn't got controlled areas. And how did you end up. Living in columbia. In the first place my story sought starts in two thousand nine. I came here to visit my sister. As she's a missionary in bogota. She's painting a twenty five twenty seven years something like that so i was here for three months. I got to visit a lot or go to say experience. A lot of columbia. I got to the amazon sanogo staying with the terms and the starting statues and sculptures dating back thousands of years. I got facific. I got up to the novacare bain. Coffee zayn obviously were left now. I just fell another everything. Every place is just amazing. Just the natural beauties coach every different locations. A different culture different people wear different clothing. Have different food. Like i. Think at columbia columbia's one based the nation it's more or less likely destinations that you want to try and visit but obviously you can't do one experience you've got to come to three times. It's an amazing place. But that's what. I fell in love fourth as as a common story inside but i was living in sydney at the time i went back to sydney and i was lucky enough. That oughta followed me back there a few months. And that's where we stayed for a number of years we got married in new zealand. My mother actually married us in hoegaarden at nice memory to have. We took many trips to colombia. In the time that we lived in sydney so is a case of every time we came. We knew we're going to come and move here where you're gonna live here. We just didn't know when just the Now we're gonna guy go in. We're tied what are we gonna do. So let's just go now inside. That will be flying came here..
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"Travel writers. And we've spent off lifetime exploring every corner of the world so we want to share with you some of our extraordinary experiences and the amazing people. We've met along the way this week. In colombia or to be more exact in the coffee zone the fruit bird of this enchanting and surprising south american country. we're talking two new. Zealander bruce mclean bruce fund in love with the landscape the culture the food and his wife here. He not run to boutique tour operation. Bruce thank you very much beta pleasure to be here. My first question for you is an expert on colombia's you are on a tour operator in columbia is that thirty years ago. Columbia was generated considered to be the most dangerous destination on earth. It was a reputation it had its foundation in full twenty years previously and it reaches in the heyday of pablo escobar famous narcoterrorists. Who with a fortune. It said of some sixty. Four billion dollars became british drug laudable. Time not in twenty twenty. One columbia has transformed itself into a new title. Miz sought after tourist destination in the americas. I ever did this. Come about who took the cocaine of i see out of columbia A well where to begin on that had a battle the transformation. Well those the old saying how. I think that every cloud has a silver lining the cloud was obviously pablo escobar. A very able man made it a three thousand people including a plane load of people met one stage including families babies. Everybody on Load up and your. He was very wealthy man. One site the second wealthiest man in the will but hell the transformations added is with backpackers because backpack is being young. People are adventurous tonight. I wanna try different things. Sort of stuff. They went to explore and columbia has been one of those places where backpackers also want to go out there. When other people haven't seen that you haven't they will one of the other people and that sorta hallett's it began. It's my feeling the backpack started to calm started. Experience going here and there and that sort of stuff found amazing country full of beauty so many attractive locations landscapes its abundance of wildlife bids the most variety of beds in the world lajes variety of butterflies..
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"It's been a month since you left columbia. And i'm wondering what is happening with the protests. What is happening with dorsey. Stents ya and flacco so in the time since we left columbia. A few things have happened. The first thing is the official committee of the national strike declared that it was going to suspend marches in order to open up space to negotiate with the government. It's composed mainly of people who belong to more traditional institutions like labor unions and others like you know university students and things like that and flacco. Who was the young guy from the made alenia when we asked him about this. Very explicitly told us you know those people don't represent us. They're opportunists k. Identified on china this ghetto managers on us opportunities. We'd premade alenia the front line. Are the you know the real expression of the people and of the strike and and you know he basically told us that they had absolutely no intention of calling off their protests going home even if officially the strike was over game. They'll go mattel patterns attorneys corales cornerstone osama scancen polarize the system thirty s. Cmo's assemblers populaires here. My husband just annoy ages on saturday. The government was able to dismantle stains in this huge operation involving seven hundred or more armed uniformed agents of this state between police armed forces a couple of helicopters this massive show of force they came in they broke up. The i believe eighteen or so individual roadblocks that made up the security perimeter for for the autonomous zone. The pushed all the protesters out and regained control of the territory. When we found out that that happened we obviously we reached out to flacco to get a sense of how he was doing and what he thought and we actually haven't heard back from him and i'd be lying if i said that that didn't make me worried because well i mean you know for obvious reasons right. It's like the these kids like flacco. The kids in the front line are the ones who have been very consciously putting their lives on the line for this right and many of them have died. Many of them have been seriously injured. Many of them have disappeared. And so the fact that right at the moment that racist. Nci is kind of crushed. Is the moment that we no longer hear back from flacco. It's it's a little bit alarming. of course it's also possible that he'd just like you know got newsom card for his phone and isn't getting the messages we have no idea. We're going to keep trying to find out but but as of right now i have no idea where he is or if he's well david. Thank you so much. Thank you sarah. 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"That kind of solidarity between sectors of society right between indigenous people in urban workers and urban youth and educated university students and things like that that kind of solidarity has existed before in colombian history but never to this extent. They're all showing up in large numbers and they're all staying out in large numbers in cities across the country in that kind of solidarity is not normal. It's not something that we've really seen before. Not to this extent in a country that is defined in many ways by its divisions by its class divisions and it's racial divisions it was really remarkable to see and to me at least it felt like a sign of a deeper shift. I think that this brings us back to this original point that you made about how these protests are kind of a sign of this opening up of politics and columbia and what is the relationship between this last sixty or so years of history that you just shared and what we're seeing right now. What we're seeing right now. In columbia with the national strike. I think is the beginning of a new chapter in colombian politics for many years any effort by regular people. Poor people working people to organize in order to improve the conditions of their lives. Any effort of that sort was immediately lumped in with the insurgency obviously there were sort of liberal political formations that had existed since the beginning of the republic. But that's not the same thing and that sort of sucked the air out of social movements in columbia for many years right. It made it so that it was extremely difficult for people to pursue the same goals through different means through for example electoral politics more mass movements in the streets. Any effort of that sort was immediately lumped in with the insurgency and it was lumped in with the war and that wasn't just a sort of rhetorical thing right it wasn't just a way for the government to kind of de-legitimize any sort of movement for social justice by calling them ghettos it was also an excuse for the state to materially and.
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"Enduring during one such march in the capital in vogel don. He was struck in the head by projectile that had been fired by an agent of the is mad the riot squad of the national police and that blow from this projectile wound up killing him and he's death wound up becoming a huge rallying cry for the national strike and it was a moment that this went from just a regular sort of protest over economic conditions into being this huge expression of rage and indignation on the part of large swaths of colombian society. You have this killing by the police of this young man and then on top of that. People are also angry about the unfulfilled promises of the peace process and inequity as well. Yeah and it's not unrelated because a lot of this has to do with the sort of violence of the state and the fact that this is a government that insists on solving every social problem with violence. That just leads to this. Profound collective sense of indignation. The comes from this pig. Zoroastrian of decades of war and violence and corruption and crime and is just a people who've had enough and the government meanwhile is doing everything to minimize people's concerns we have govern with our principles and our values and one of those values has been zero tolerance with any conduct from public servant over a member of the police or the army that goes beyond the colombian constitution. So we have been defenders of human rights. That no the police aren't actually killing people in the street in spite of all the cell phone videos that you see over literally the police shooting people in the street and the more the government does not just the more desperately indignant people get in columbia's capital bogota. Friday was the first of a four days long shutdown trial to prepare city for food parenting after that initial wave of protests. The pandemic everything. Quiets down as we know all over the world not just in columbia empty streets in shops offering almost surreal atmosphere to these usually overcrowded streets. So what brings people out into the streets in april of this year so the immediate catalyst for people to start protesting again. This year was a tax reform. Bill that president bouquet introduced as a way of sort of refilling columbia's state coffers which had been pretty badly depleted by the economic consequences of the pandemic and this bill. It wasn't exactly a regressive tax bill but it did hit the middle class particularly hard and it was the middle class that was particularly hard hit by the pandemic itself as well so people really were unhappy about this. It was a profoundly unpopular bill and that was the rallying cry that brought people to the streets in the first place in late april however duquet withdrew the tax reform. Bill pretty quickly within just a few days and people kept protesting which was just assigned. This was about a lot more than just that one. Bill and this spring in april that same cycle that we saw at the beginning of of protests in two thousand nineteen where people come out to protest something specific like the tax reform but also these deeper things like inequality and corruption is dead met with completely disproportionate force by the dozens of people died. Like right at the beginning right. It's just all of a sudden. The state cracks down with this really shocking degree of force and that makes the protests into this huge phenomenon that we're seeing today. This brings us back to kind of where we started right. The sort of this moment right now. When does this autonomous zone in inquiry sort of spring up so boy. Doris stands stanza. The autonomous zone in gali starts to take hold during the very beginning of this latest round of protests. The national strike so late april of this year. And why kylie like. Why does it become sort of the symbol of the national uprising. What is so special about this particular place. Golly is a very special city because it's one of the most racially diverse cities in colombia. Kelly is near the pacific coast with where columbia's afro descendant population is concentrated. So kelly has a larger black population than any other city in columbia and it has one of the largest populations of any city anywhere in america. It is also close to a region that is historically very significant for indigenous communities in columbia. Not just because of the number of indigenous people who lived there but because of how organized historically those particular indigenous groups have been and how willing and successful they have been in sort of organizing for and fighting for their rights as indigenous communities one of the days that we went to puerto residence because we went there almost every day. That we were in county happened to coincide with the moment that a large group of indigenous protesters from outside of relieving him. These vehicles sort of moving slowly across the intersection is large urban intersection. That is the autonomous own of puertas extensive with hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people crowded around them. Cheering them on in the people on the trucks themselves who are pretty much. All indigenous people cheering on the people in the autonomous zone.
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"About. od gets elected president. Who wear goudie. Pay with sworn in in august in the national parliament challenge. Dramatically underlined by rebel mortar bombs. Falling just a block away from the ceremony to have a president who comes from the sort of large landowning elite who decides that he is going to be the one who wins the war right like he's going to be the president who finally defeats the insurgency through the use of military force under the houdini. Base says no more concessions no more fruitless negotiations with the guerrillas. Force them to end the civil war that has lasted four decades and killed more than two hundred thousand columbia's it came to be known that he and his family and his associates had an extensive web of connections to the sort of right wing paramilitary side of the conflict and he really embodied not as president and also. During this time i should say there were billions of dollars in assistance from the united states so the united states really sort of threw their weight behind duty way and he's kind of You know no-holds-barred war approach to the conflict and is would he be able to end this decades-long conflict to a significant extent. He succeeds right like the tables. Turn in the conflict in favor of the government and against the farc and that sort of changes the conditions. Right the farc is pretty substantially weakened so one man will santos is elected president in two thousand ten. He was previously close ally of him but who decides in office that instead of sort of quote unquote finishing the job that his predecessor and sort of mentor had started which is sort of militarily defeating. The farc what he's gonna do instead is used their weakened position to press for a negotiated way out of the conflict. A peace agreement. Columbia's president one. Manuel santos his bet his legacy on the agreement end a war that he said could not be militarily in our constitution one of the obligations of every citizen starting with the president is to seek peace and some people think that peace can be achieved by killing the last member of the farc. That is not possible. This is not the way the peace agreement start slowly. It starts in secret but then when it becomes clear that it might actually succeed. It becomes the biggest news story in the last half century or even century in columbia after more than five decades of bloodshed. There may be a chance for peace. In colombia again the colombian government and the marxist guerrillas known as farc are due to sign a revised peace deal thursday and the conflict that has killed more than two hundred thousand people and forced millions work clemens from their homes. I remember when this was happening. It was like every was a psycho shit at this actually work this time like are they actually gonna come to an agreement is actually going to disband right. This this guerilla organization that has existed for more than fifty years. And that's exactly what happened in two thousand sixteen. The.
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"Vice news reports and i'm your host aerial jim. Ross for the last two months there have been these nationwide protests in the country of colombia. My colleague david noriega traveled there last month to interview frontline protesters and government officials to really get a picture of the situation on the ground. David sat down with one of our producers. Sarah cavuto to share what this moment can tell us about the past the present and the future of politics in columbia. Hey david how's it going. I'm good sir. How are you. I'm all right. I'm really happy that you are here to talk to us about what's happening in colombia. Because there's a lot from what i'm seeing in the news and i'm wondering if you can gonna tell us a little bit about what's going on in this moment so what's happening. In colombia right now is thought for more than two months. Now we've seen a huge popular uprising. There have been massive protests constant confrontations with the police a lot of police violence a lot of deaths and injuries and disappearances really on a scale and for a duration that the country has never seen before. And you have sort of these autonomous zones like the one that you were just telling us about right and places like kelly are there other autonomous zones across the country or is the winning colleague kind of unique. There are other things that you could describe as autonomous zones in gali and in other cities including bogota the capital But those tend to be more transient right. You have protesters blocking streets for a period of time Before the police come in and disperse them but at the resistencia is really the the definitely the biggest. And it's the one that they were able to sustain in a consistent way for the longest period of time and so for that reason because both ariston's was so large and so vibrant and so sort of entrenched because they were able to maintain it for so long it kind of became a symbol for the uprising. Large you've described to me this idea that that what we're seeing sort of in this moment with these protests is actually sort of a direct result of a kind of opening up of of the political landscape essentially across columbia as a result of this cascade of historical events. And i'm wondering if you can kind of set the scene for us so for more than half. A century colombian politics was completely defined and very tightly constrained by the armed conflict. Columbia is the most violent nation in the western hemisphere. This of men mentally complex multi front and fear in columbia tonight. The colombian drug barons thought to be fleeing the government's crackdown have made their presence. Felt with startling. Ferocity incredibly bloody spectacularly. Violent hunt is on after two deadly attacks by leftist guerrillas. In colombia on imaginable tragic protracted civil wars. He's relative scoot and escape violence. Nine of them including his grandparents. Mother and father were mortar by farming dairy state horses. The question of power and inequality in colombia as in many left american countries revolves largely around the question of land land is and has been for a long time the main way to accumulate capital and power in columbia throughout colombian history. There has been a very small of people who owns the vast majority the lamps and exploits that land in order to accumulate tremendous amounts of wealth and in the process dispossess and exploit the rest of the population geraghty. Also todd. i'm doing. That was donald trump and the conflict. As it's understood today begins in the mid nineteen sixties. You have groups of peasants in columbia. Who decided that. The only way to resolve this profound inequality around the ownership of land is through armed revolution in vietnam they subscribe to various different flavors of communist ideology primarily sort of marxism-leninism and they take up arms and they form various different insurgent guerrilla groups. The main one of those is the farc. The revolutionary armed forces of colombia. The farc grew to become a formidable well. Organized army that existed pretty much across the entire territory of that was a direct threat to ruling classes which were one and the same with the ruling classes in the sense of the state while guerrilla warfare batters the colombian countryside political violence and organized crime members the cities and it became a war between armed revolutionary groups. The state and these private armies these private paramilitary formations put together by large wealthy landowning elites in order to protect their interests in the face of the insurgency. I'm getting the nineteen nineties to fight against. Left-wing guerrillas were accused of massacring thousands of innocent civilians inspiring. Fear was their main objective for success. And then of course there is the factor of cocaine ground zero on the war on drugs colombia. The colombian armed conflict was dramatically reshaped by the emergence of a mass market for cocaine in the united states primarily in the eighties at war it appears are the colombian government and the narcotraffic contests the drug lords who controlled multibillion dollar cocaine trade. At least that's what it seems like from the outside except that the real story is much more complex introduced. This new way of making tremendous unimaginable amounts of money to every actor in the conflict. Right so the guerrillas got into the drug game. The paramilitaries got into the game and the state got into the drug game people and organizations who at one point or another were driven largely by politics all of a sudden driven by the desire to get rich. The main thing that it did was it just prolonged the conflicts. It made it so that things like negotiated solutions were suddenly kind of polluted by these criminal interests that had permeated every faction in the war. All right so. I just want to reiterate to make fully understanding so basically since the nineteen sixties there has been this conflict between these various groups right leftist guerrillas the government and these paramilitary formations all of them involved in one way or another with cocaine the cocaine business and so i'm wondering like when do things kind of come to a head like what year would you say things kind of shift so things really start to take a turn into thousand two. Which is the year that.