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Fresh update on "colombia" discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"Have returned. We know this is a Bleak immensely bleak that's word immensely bleak subject us so we actually took some extra time during the break just to hang out for a little bit now. We want to. We want to explore consequences. Punishment's death as we said earlier. The laura is one of the most well known examples of this practice due to the kony. Two thousand twelve campaign. But it's far far from the only example and it's I think it's tremendously damaging to organizations who seek to address this problem when it is somehow portrayed as something that only happens on one continent we know The there the confirmed use of child soldiers in the modern day occurs in colombia burma nepal. It's you know it's not restricted to this one place and regardless of their stated ideologies or goals. You know because a lot of these organizations are aiming for different things right and they're aiming to topple the government or they're aiming to impose an radicalized ideology of some sort but when it comes to exploitation of children and the same rule. These kids are forced to kill or be killed. Ben would you say it's more typical for these two parts of sort of more ad hoc kind of militia type situations or are these like sanctioned. This is like official. Yeah it's it's a good question and it's it's troubling right because you know we talked about. We talked about the what informed consent is when a brain is capable of making informed consent We have like pretty good evidence to the trend is. This is more common in non-state actors. You know militias terrorist groups boko haram cetera et but's it's still occurs in their to their two definitions here or there to factors. It can still occur in state level actors and the big factor is. What do you consider the threshold for child. Because some countries allow you to enlist in the military at a very young age. There's one country which is considered highly developed and their Their age at which one can enlist in. The military is fifteen years and seven months to sixteen..
Foreign reaction to the "disgraceful scenes" at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC
"In washington dc transfixed. The world prompting horror interleaved with an amount of bleak humor in countries which the us are sold to lecture on the democratic proprieties. Jonah russia and turkey were among those struggling to keep straight faces as they shoot. Solemn statements hoping that due process would be observed is might be tempting even vacantly reassuring to believe that trump's last two weeks good north. The united states image abroad any worse than the previous four years already had bus. Is this in fact. A new low four states addition of the briefing andrew miller was joined by louis lucas former. Us diplomats now senior partner with seeing global advisors to take a close. Look if you've been watching yesterday's events from one of those embassies would it have felt it would have been terribly embarrassing. You know as you said we we like to go around the world and tell countries that they should strive for a more open and free democracy and democratic system of government and to see the kind of violence and destruction that we have always condemned overseas happening in the cradle of democracy in washington dc in the capitol building itself. Egged on by the president would be incredibly embarrassing awkward for a us diplomat overseas. Do you worry that this is something that is going to. Linger pass january twentieth. Will this have a lasting impact on the united states ability to project itself as a guarantor exemplar of democracy abroad. I think it'll be a long before. The united states can issue for example. A statement of condemnation because a foreign leader doesn't accept election results. Without having that country's snicker in return. I think we like to tell the rest of the world of to abide by free and fair elections and we have a president now. Who's not doing that. And i think eventually we will regain the moral high ground. But i think donald trump and the last four years and certainly the last two weeks and still two weeks to go has caused immense damage. I mean are you able to reassure yourself. At least the world does perhaps regard president trump as an aberration. It was notable yesterday in the statements from various world leaders. That even some of those who had been broadly sympathetic. Boris johnson here in the uk. Benyamin netanyahu and israel both used the wood disgraceful right. We'll donald trump's got less than two weeks left office or whether you're boris johnson. Or benjamin netanyahu or some of these republican leaders in washington dc. They're all suddenly finding backbone and sort of moral certitude condemned donald trump when. He's basically on his way out the door. I would question for all those people including the ones in washington the politicians you know. Where was that sense of morality and two years ago three years ago when donald trump was well down this path already as we were just discussing a struggle now seems imminent full the soul of the republican party between what remains i guess of its traditional stoller decor and the sort of insurgent yahoo wing which has taken over in the last four years but is going to be a concern overseas that they might be more where this came from. I mean it is not inconceivable that a republican president could be elected for years from now it might even be donald trump again. Well on yes Let's hope not but it is certainly conceivable. The republican would be elected president for years in the skull so conceivable by the way that the republicans would retake control of the house and the senate in two years so that that's not very far away so i think if you're an oversees observer if you're a diplomat in washington and want to maintain contacts with the relevant political parties in the united states. You certainly don't discount the republicans at this point and you don't discount what you called the nut wing element of the republican party. Because i think that trump base will remain there are seventy one million. Americans voted for donald trump. You know the the notion that suddenly because of yesterday mitch. Mcconnell on the leaders of the party be rediscovered by partisanship and cooperation. I think is a bit of a fantasy. They will do everything they can for the next two years to thwart joe biden's agenda and try to set themselves up for taking control in the house and the senate two years from now just quickly. If we're trying to be optimistic about this. Is that perhaps anything to the idea that there was something usefully humbling in yesterday's nonsense in the might at laced stop. Us correspondents and commentators from referring to yesterday's events as many of them did like it was something you would expect to see. In colombia or lebanon. Mark they actually be able to understand that no. This can't happen here. Indeed is maybe i'm not. I think we have a tendency to have a bit of a short memory and a sort of lack of ability to be introspective. So i think hopefully yesterday was a one off. It won't happen again. But the fact is that donald trump has stoked this sort of fear and hatred for four years now in his. He's built up a lot of resentment amongst his base against the establishment against democrats. And i think it's not going to go away overnight. Louis lucas there in conversation with an earlier this week
Fresh update on "colombia" discussed on Charlie Parker
"To play the role because you stand to lose more than just a non Oscar. If you make a mistake, these people will kill you in the blink of a knife. If the American government asked you to move to Colombia to hunt down the world's most brutal narco terrorist? What would you say? I was a rookie policeman shaking in my boots. In the 19 eighties, a new generation of American special agents landed in Latin America tasked with capturing a new breed of ultraviolet narco terrorist. She would kill you if you order money. She would kill you. If you encroached on her territory. She would kill you. If you personally insulted her. Sometimes she would just kill you for the fun of it. He had all the resource is in the world. Hundreds of millions of dollars a man that could have a political candidate running for president assassinated on stage. This was war. My name is John Cuban on the host of a new podcast series called Real Narcos. It follows the stories of the world's most dangerous drug lords on the American Special agents who hunted them down here You are a doorway away from the most wanted man in the world. You not expecting him to go down without a fight. We didn't have sophisticated software that didn't exist. The software was a pen and paper the only destiny drug traffickers have as either prison or death. Real narco sits down with a fearless agents and journalists who were there on the ground at the time to tell the inside story of the hunt for some of history's most dangerous criminal masterminds. These guys are the real deal. This is real narcos. Listen and follow this podcast for free on the I heart radio at number one for music, radio and podcasts. All in one. I heard radio goes one on one with Kenny Chesney to ask what the secret is to writing so many great songs. I initially had the song since you know, and I have to make a decision when I want to cut the song or not. But I do have a great team around me. And I can tell you that there's nothing that makes me happier than to write a great song or to record a great song and to see it, you know, make somebody smile. And that I say it a lot. You know, people go. What's the best part of your job is the fact that for a.
Reddit Post Inspires Airbnb Cleaning Service
"For. Neil patrick the decision to start a side. Business wasn't just so he could quit his day job and travel the world while still having an income and that was part of it but it was also a decision guided by his desire to provide for his parents. You see for thirty two years. His parents owned video rental stores. Do you remember those. But of course the industry was on its way out in this was the mid two thousand. Ten's whatever you call that decade the mid two thousand ten's. I'm not sure but those doors weren't doing well around this time. Neil who was working fifty to sixty hours a week decided. He wanted to start a service to help parents as well as himself. He tried a number of paths as he tried different side. Hustles creating an ecommerce. Site blogging about pet hair vacuums and more before stumbling across a post on. Read it from someone who started cleaning company in that post the author laid out the detailed steps taken to get going after reading through the post carefully. Neil decided to give it a try himself in early two thousand thirteen. He established made this in los angeles cleaning. Service that specializes in airbnb and residential. Cleanings his first step in doing so was creating a website tall task because he had no technical background. You'll bought a template for about one hundred dollars researched how to host a website and published. What he said was initially pretty crappy looking site. Hey we've all been there. Y'all needed to determine how much to charge for cleaning services and find a cleaners themselves. He started by contacting local people with existing companies and asking them how much they charged and with their cleaning packages. Were looking at the competition. He was able to make sure there was enough margin built into his service to ensure he could operate successfully he puts it from the reddit post to the pricing scale. He essentially started made this by copying what other companies were doing at least as a way of getting things up and running although he had software to charge customers. You'll didn't know how to pay the cleaners at first. So after they got done with an appointment he would have them come to his office where he'd run downstairs. Get cash out of an atm and hand it to them eventually. He figured out a better way. Overall it took two months to get up and running to find customers. Neil focused on digital marketing. He says local marketing a gem because you're competing against local businesses only not the entire world. So it's a bit easier to manage. And it also cost less as i customer came about july twenty thirteen which he remembers because he snuck outside from his full time job and started dancing. Another advantage to local markets is that there are many third party platforms. Like angie's list or thumb tack and neil would charge a low price at first to attract initial customers. You also tried posting flyers and using social media although he says that wasn't an especially useful marketing tool for him since people don't usually by cleaning services that way. These days made this mostly generate sales from a combination of sco yelp and paid digital ads. Because he wanted to eventually quit his full time. Job and travel. You'll established made this so they could be operated by a fully remote team of employees which includes his parents. Total investment cost was around two thousand dollars which included his website. Those digital marketing ads and advertising for cleaners operated the business part time gig for two years by two thousand fifteen. The business was doing around thirty thousand dollars in monthly sales with twenty percent profit margin so six thousand dollars in monthly profit with a success. Quit his job and booked one way flight to colombia. The business doubled that year and he's since traveled to more than thirty five countries while scaling. What was once his side. Hustle looking to the future neal is aiming to be the millennial franchise disrupting the old school cleaning franchise industry.
Fresh update on "colombia" discussed on Fred and Angi
"Like incredible what you can buy in Bolivia right now. 1st $67,000 for a long time. Unbelievable. The value there. How did those relate? How shopping of murders? Like what? Well, I don't know if you like to do it, like what's she? Like? Many in Colombia you could buy like a penthouse that here would cost $5 million. It's like $12 a month or something. I'm like, Okay, I'm saying I mean, it's beautiful if I'm saving that kind of money, Metta interview. It is beautiful this time of year. Yeah, Yeah, that's fine. I'm fine with that with all that I could hire a full army to protect me if I needed it if it were necessary. You know, I don't think it's that dangerous if you you know, I don't know. But you.
Rights chief Bachelet condemns deaths of 255 people in Colombia massacres
"U n rights chief michelle bachelet has accused the colombian government to act after a surge in violence against farmers indigenous and africa colombian people so far in twenty twenty. The high commissioner's office has recorded the deaths of two hundred and fifty five people in sixty six massacres in columbia. Another one hundred and twenty human rights defenders have also been killed the office of the high commissioner for human rights said on tuesday and since the signing of the peace agreement in november two thousand sixteen the verification mission in columbia has documented two hundred and forty four killings of former faulk freedom fighters in an attack earlier this month in chocolate department and indigenous leader. Miguel tapia rito was killed causing around nine hundred people in his community mostly women and children to flee to a nearby town since then there have been begging the state authorities to provide them with protection. It is state duty to be present throughout the country. implementing a whole range of comprehensive public policies. Not only to clamp down on those responsible for the violence but also to provide basic services and safeguard the fundamental rights of the population. Ms bachelet said in a statement
Riding with Farm Animals in Columbia, Taxi Accident in Rome, and Traveling in a Converted Van
"I'm bob neat. And taraji and today's drivers are jewels and christine professional travelers content creators and podcasters. They've been on the road for over ten years exploring all the world has to offer and met while traveling impro- back in two thousand twelve working at a disaster relief nonprofit. They have been traveling together. Twenty four seven ever since along the way they started a travel blog called. Don't forget to move which over the years has become their fulltime job and now focuses on adventure travel and responsible tourism helping their audience. Experience the world in a more sustainable way. They also hosts a podcast nonstop bon voyage which is a comedic travel. Podcast where they talk about all things that can go wrong while on the road and today this shared with us some of those few things that went wrong while they were on the road such as having survived with farm animals in columbia and their adventures in their converted ban. Welcome deals and christine. Thanks so much for joining us today. Thank you so much for happiness having us so. I know you guys are big travelers. And i'm super excited to hear all your stories because i'm sure you have a really crazy ones from all the places you've been. Let's start with which one you think. Is the craziest driving story of them all. Oh we have definitely had a little crazy driving stories a lot of the time. It's not driving as self And the one that definitely comes to mind at the start would be al time. In northern colombia. Traveling at will play kabale. Bella which is pretty much a middle of norway pursuing. It's almost the northernmost point of south america and it's not a allowed to travelers go. They say it's kind of like the wild west of columbia so it's pretty far off the beaten track and even just to get it takes a bit of emission. He goes had couple of buses in a couple of different small mini vans. And then you finally get to a little place called arabia where you take you jump into a full and this is not your standard full by full. This is a four by four that has been so personally modified to have sate. Elise a dozen people in the back. Try like a pickup truck and the journey. There is four hours of bumping around in sloshing around in the mud depending on the season being crammed with about a dozen people into a full person seda and picking up a lot of livestock along the way like chickens and guards in all kinds of crazy things. So you are basically crammed in the back of this four by four with at least a dozen other people of course all locals. We were the only other travelers who went that far. I guess and then random animals start coming in so we had piglets on the floor. We had baby goats on the floor at a chicken on my lap at one stage. I think i had a baby on my lab. I wonder if we had a little baby. Sir whose baby was but there was a lot of south coming in and on our way back out was the same thing tons of livestock tons of animals just like feathers everywhere and we were leaving very early in the morning. It was maybe four. Am before it was even light out. And we were stopping at all of these farms in little houses along the way and we had some unexpected visitors strapped to the roof. We had three shoes. Desert tortoises will probably about six foot wide Honestly the biggest ever seen in my life and about five or six men were putting it on top of the roof. I don't know where it was going. The poll seeing but Yeah it was quite a wild ride. Yeah it was literally wild. Ride just filled with animals animal. The funny experience is that common for them to like four turtles or tortoise on the roof that he's definitely how i told us on the roof experienced but it is quite common for them to travel with livestock especially when you're traveling in rural areas in indigenous communities. Quite common for them to you. Know they got the coming from the local markets so they've got a chicken and it's tied up. They've got a guard or luke pig. Hug todd their fate name jumping the boss jump jumping the car and go back home. And that's fairly common. We they call it. Chicken buses in central america raisin. There's a lotta chickens on him. Where the animals with you for most of your trip or like how long were you with. The animals offset hotan. So this place. Here is is pretty oscillated. So this is a few rule. Sort of villages Affiliates little so to commune areas along the way but most of the people going from sort of point either point bay and they traveling with all that livestock eight a two they were bringing it back so yeah pretty much the whole four hours. We will sloshing around in the back of these full by four pickup truck with a whole bunch of animals and people just like one guy with a chicken. Walk it off but then one guy with tj can gets on so it's always balancing let made you choose to go there out of all the places since it's not a very typical worse destination executives and at that point we had spent probably Maybe a year in latin america. And we were just ready to get like pushed the boundaries. And get even far off the beaten track and just really wanted to go where we're not going to be surrounded by backpackers cause of knives and colombia and peru in those countries you kind of end up on the tourist trail and you just get stuck with me. No and it's great. You make a lot of friends that way. But you're kind of sick of just being surrounded by backpackers all the time. So we wanted to go somewhere where it's just all locals. We could really get to know the culture and just push boundaries basically and that seemed like the best option and it was an interesting experience. We're definitely the only travelers we saw their ended up sleeping in hammocks outside of this cabin thing in the wind and the rain and we just wayne in this hammocks is pretty intense but it was beautiful just super rugged pristine landscape out there right on the coast but still very desert and dry and yeah is really gorgeous and we'd heard that the junior was half the adventure and definitely was probably one of fiber journey stories that we tell because destination was out there. But you know we've been traveling for eight years ten years
Washington, DC - Man fatally shot in Maryland mall parking lot
"Of $5000 reward being offered for information regarding a murder last night in the parking lot at the Mall in Colombia, Howard County police A 20 year old Anthony Patterson of Owings Mills was shot and killed shortly after 10 in that parking lot in front of the main event entertainment venue. Police say it does not appear that Patterson had a relationship with the shooter. But it appears there was some sort of argument prior to the
Amazon Deforestation Reaches 12-Year High
"In the Brazilian Amazon has exploded under president Gyre Belson ARO. New data from the country's Space agency shows the rate of deforestation is at a 12 year high. The rain forest is home to approximately one million indigenous people. So what's the impact on on them? them? Gustavo Gustavo Fella Fella does does is is the the founder founder of of Info Info Amazonia, Amazonia, a a data data based based journalism journalism initiative. initiative. He He says says illegal illegal logging, logging, land land grabs grabs for for farming farming and and even even gold gold mining mining has been encouraged by the Bulls in our government. It's threatening indigenous people. So you have a lot of land grabbing and invasions and territories, Indigenous territories by this illegal miners, while the discourse and in both arms of course it's him. I called this is our cat miners. You know these people need to survive and just find some gold in the river is not like that. It's real mining going on were like huge, expensive machines. We've done that need for Macedonia large investigations showing that this is a big business connected to Amster done or Miami and as the pandemic evolves, and gold gets the highest price ever. There's no way of getting out of this because people won't Stop buying gold. The pressure is coming directly to the Amazon and fueling this illegal activities asked me to Boston, hers doing something no, not at all. Both. An arrow has had an ally in President Trump in terms of supporting industry over the environment, But there has been a shift. Incoming President Joe Biden has threatened economic consequences if deforestation continues. Do you think more international pressure could impact both scenarios environmental approach one way It's clear that economic pressure trade barriers my change, but at the same time you see the recent to Abidin mention, kind of energized the base of both of my arms and like that's what they want. They want to our hands on, so he creates a kind of political environment that is prone for the kind of nationalistic discourse as well. Let me ask you this. If pressure from the United States government isn't going to do the trick, then I'm wondering how concerned you are about what is happening in the Amazon and and what you see in the short term as the future there. Look, My main concern is that while this is happening, you know like this back and forth and pressure, international pressure damaged ones get more and more illegal. We know about drug trafficking. Of the FARC in Colombia has operated for years in the Amazon and now the Ambien guerilla group. Exactly so now that they're all mostly done in Colombia, all this trade routes of cocaine have moved to Brazil. The brew and the south part of Venezuela, and the war is fierce there. I don't know if you have looked at some point the home side rates of the Amazon cities right now, they just like the highest in Brazil, because all the you know like a criminal activity off the big centers of the South had moved there because they're trying to control that. And this money is linked to a lot of other illegal activities, including the four station because it's a big way of mounting your money and getting land and it's moving into illegal mining, legal mining off gold. It's huge. Now it's the highest level ever in the Amazon, all the Amazon countries, especially in south part of Venezuela. Which is controlled by the same Gabriel is that left London And so we have a regional security issue that is really building up. Most powerful A Rose is in Sao Paolo. He's the environment investigations editor at the Pulitzer Center and the founder of Info, Amazonia. Thank you very much. Thank you. Lula was a pleasure.
Death Threats, Even In Writing, Can Be Grounds For Asylum, Appeals Court Says
"Appeals court has overturned a Justice Department decision denying asylum to a former Columbia police officer who received multiple death threats from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. MPR's Matthew Schwartz reports, The court ruled that written death threats can be grounds for asylum. The first death threat was a note slipped under the front door. Now that you're out of the police, we will take care of the pending issues, it said. The second note warned. You better know that we are close than text messages doesn't matter how much you hide. We will hunt you. And if not, we will catch one of your Children. These threats weren't enough for an immigration judge or the Board of Immigration Appeals, both of which said that the officer had failed to establish a fear of persecution. But now a three judge panel has ruled that those officials set the bar much too high. A threat of death qualifies as persecution. The court road No matter whether it's written or in person,
Death Threats, Even In Writing, Can Be Grounds For Asylum, Appeals Court Says
"A decision by the Justice Department to deny asylum to a former police officer from Colombia. As NPR's Matthew Schwartz reports. The ex officer says he received death threats from Colombia's Revolutionary Armed Forces. An immigration judge and the Board of Immigration Appeals had ruled that isolated written death threats weren't sufficient to establish a fear of persecution. On Wednesday, A three judge panel overturned the decision, ruling that they had set the bar much too high. Ah, threat of death qualifies as persecution, The court wrote, no matter whether it's written or in person. This is NPR
Hurricane Iota batters Central America
"Season continues to wreak havoc Hurricane iota pounded Central America coming ashore is okay, catastrophic Category four storm and hitting the same region. Devastated recently by another hurricane. The storm is being blamed for at least one death in Colombia. Virginia more from Nicaragua was among tens of thousands of people who had to flee. Forecasters say iota could dump as much as 30 inches of rain in Central America. As it makes its way through the region over the next few days. Officials say the extent of the damage may not be known for some time due to widespread power and phone outages. SKYLAR Henry CBS NEWS The
"Parliament has always loved stories when she was a little girl. She asked her mother to tell her the story of their first year in america and she asked for that story over and over again not because she didn't know how it went but because there was a comfort in hearing the story of their family told and retold i would ask her about the stories of when we slept in the park because we had nowhere to sleep at night and how that came to be and that she told me you know she had gotten kicked out of the apartment we were in and all she had was her jewelry her wedding ring and a necklace earrings in she was going from apartment to apartment building talking to the landlord or whoever she thought was a super of the building offering jewelry in exchange to get an apartment for a month and those were the stories that i have always kept inside of my heart. Terrible thanks for asking is about stories. We believe in the importance of letting people tell their own story in letting them reveal. Not just what happened but why it's important. We know that if we had the budget and the staff we could make this podcast every single day for the next one hundred years and never tell the same story twice because the story is not just what happened. It's what it means. A story changes depending on. Who is doing the telling today. You're going to meet paolo mendoza. Her story could be told this her being a co founder of the women's march as her being filmmaker her being a writer and we will talk about it to of those things. But we're going to start at the very beginning. My story begins in bogota colombia. Which is where. I was born and i immigrated to the united states when i was three and i had an older brother. Who's seven and it came with my mom to los angeles and we were being reunited with my father who had come a few months earlier than us. My entire family for generations had lived in columbia and we had no friends. No family and we didn't emigrate to the normal places that colombians would immigrate to which would typically have been miami and or jackson heights in new york For some reason my mom and my father they chose. Los angeles paolo's mother had been born in the united states. Would her own father was getting his masters degree. So was an american citizen within american passport. Who had lived her whole life in columbia so when we came to the united states we came with my mom having an american passport my father my brother and i with green cards and that obviously gave us a huge privilege that many many immigrants don't necessarily have when they come to this country. I was always very curious about our stories growing up as a child. I always ask my mom from as early as i can. Remember how our first ease here and my mom was very honest with me about our story from the very very beginning when i was five years old. She explained to me that she came to the united states because her marriage to my father was in a really bad place and she thought that starting fresh in a new country would give them a new start as a couple as a family. It didn't work one night just a few months. After they moved palace dad went to work and he never came back he had left his wife and his kids so he abandoned us with my mom who spoke absolutely no english. She was a young mom at that time she was twenty four with two kids know english. No family no education no job and like to three hundred dollars in her pocket. It was maybe for a couple of days. We slept in the car. We slept in a park while my mother figured out how she could find a health. But i will say that what that created for. My mother isn't my mother was so focused on our education. That was the thing that we had to do that. We had to go to school and yes by and large we hear the story often the immigrants. They want their children to go to college and so often they're the children are the first generations to go to college. That was the case with my mom but it also felt that you know my mother had gone to the precipice of losing absolutely everything and she was able to stave off losing everything by amir inch but because she had been at that precipice she she desperately knew that she didn't want her children to get anywhere near that and so she created all these mac nations in and ways and life skills to make sure that we didn't have the uncertainty that we had growing up. I think she probably still feels really guilty about that.
Iota makes landfall in Nicaragua as "extremely dangerous" Category 4
"OTA has made landfall in Nicaragua as a devastating category for hurricane with sustained winds of 155 MPH. That was what it sounded like when the storm hit Colombia, the National Hurricane Center's Andy Lata the win by straining storm surge and truthful rainfall across Central America, and especially across the northeastern Nicaragua, southern Honduras. That's gonna be happening over the next day or so.
Hurricane Iota strengthens, heads toward Central America
"Hurricane iota is strengthening as it heads to Central America with potentially catastrophic winds, life threatening storm surge and heavy rains. Ayotte is a Category two storm with maximum sustained winds of 100 miles an hour. National Hurricane Center says the storm is expected to make landfall along the Nicaraguan Honduras's border late tomorrow. It's a strong Category four storm Ayotte is already dumping heavy rains causing flooding in Colombia. It is the 13th hurricane of the
Women the ‘driving force’ for peacebuilding in Colombia: Deputy UN chief
"U N Deputy Secretary General Meaning Muhammad has stressed on Friday the importance of the full implementation of Colombia's 2016 agreement at the end of a forty eight hour virtual visit to the Latin American country Ms. Muhammad also highlighted how rural areas hit hard by violence and covid nineteen needed sustained support. She told journalists that immediate priorities were the creation of development opportunities, improved security and the increased presence of government after decades of civil war and the ongoing pandemic. This is the time to think about measures to rebuild better to leave. No. One behind and to achieve a sustainable peace she said in an online press conference. The deputy chief also welcomed the role of women in ensuring that the twenty sixteen peacedale was implemented in full she spoke about meeting young women, peace builders in Vista Hermosa, an area deeply affected by armed conflict and of their commitment to finding peace and dignity for their communities although the Peacedale is not without challenges Miss Muhammed insisted that the UN stood with Colombians seeking to implement the peace deal to support the growing momentum for economic and social reintegration. For. All
Mobile networks in the UK banned from selling locked phones
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"colombia" Discussed on Locked Up Abroad
"The next day there's some people here to pick us up. We thought it was GONNA be the red. Cross. But it was a Colombian priest and a nun from a convent. Thank God. I hadn't really gotten time to really think about what had happened. I was still wound up. This accused continue of emotion. It was like dread and then relief. I felt like there's going to be a point where I would have to kind of dump all of the stress and anxiety I was feeling but at that point was hanging in there, I think. Hanging in there. We're out of the jungle. and. We were definitely in Colombia. The. US Embassy centers. Jet, for us. And then same day fly us to Bogota. says. Right down office and they're just all ears so. We need to go through all the details of your trump. They want to know everything all the details that you can remember that point the cracks are starting I was starting to feel burnout I wanted to know more about your guide, and there were a lot of questions about victor. We're did to meet him there questions about how we'd met him of the locals incapacity. What he'd done in certain situations is yoga. You haven't heard what? was then that we got the full story about what had happened after victor left with the paramilitaries. Victor lead them back into Panama and when they got to Pie, there was kind of a celebration underway. For, whatever reason they didn't like the cooperation they are getting. The chief was killed by the paramilitaries. His son was left for dead. From there, they left Pya and they went even deeper into Panama Pooku. I'm guessing victor wasn't Kamenz before that he was a dead man he's absolutely convinced now. So. Victor escapes somewhere between Pie and Bukuru. Fifth year old man. Trying to out, run an entire squad of hardened. Trained paramilitary soldiers in the jungle and. Warns the village, and by the time the paramilitary show up the villages empty they looted. Burned couple of the buildings to the ground. Pan Left the burned a couple of buildings to the ground. and. Left The took what they want to. Burn coal fired about what happened. I blame myself. This was an act of terrorism. It was the first para military incursion into Panama. Are. Guides were from Pyeho. There've been people killed. I mean everything kind of. fell away. The Room started spinning. I just felt suddenly really horrible D-. Feel fever coming on and they asked me. Mike no need to let them charming sites. They sat me down and this this nurse came and she just said. What happened to you Completely lost it. I just cried. It felt really good. I couldn't explain to her what had happened to me because I I didn't know what had happened to me. But. I made it to where I wanted to be. I was back in Colombia. Veteran. itself was kind of overwhelming. I just had this day Bogota and that was it. I got a cabinet. I. Went to Central Park in the middle of the city. To sat on a bench. Pride more questions sitting on that bench than I did when I left. There have been people killed and maybe it was our fault. Whether or not the paramilitaries would have gone into Panama without us. His Up for argument but I felt responsible for what happens. Even eight years later I still think about it. I still think about the choices I made to to take that trip. I'd gone this idea in my head. That I would personally pay any cost to cross Dr Ian. But in the end I didn't have to pay really. How other people paid for it? In June two, thousand ten mark would've died climbing accident on Mount Rainier. This program is dedicated to his memory. Thank you for listening to locked up abroad exclusively on luminary from wondering the network behind Dr Death Dirtyjohn, and business wars to listen to more great shows like locked up abroad visit. Dot Audio and wondering Dot Com. Locked up abroad was produced by RAW. TV Limited for National Geographic Channel's copyright two, thousand ten all rights reserved distributed under license from Fox networks group content distribution UK limited. Our audio adaptation is edited by Daniel Simi. Our producer is Donna. himes are executive producers are Marshall Louis and Hernan Lopez for wondering..
"colombia" Discussed on Locked Up Abroad
"Speaking English his name. He was trying to appear casual, but he was struggling he was really trying to pick his words carefully. Again. He's made no no no. He told me they didn't trust him and he didn't know them that it was worried. At that point I was really confused. Victor didn't know they were. They claim that were FARC, but they're making up stories about shooting in the jungle. They haven't killed us. That's good but it was another story now. How are we going to get out of this? They wanted to see our maps and they had some questions about pie and who was there and what was their. By. Come and see what they decided that they were going into Panama for themselves but they needed a guy to retrace our steps. Cursing contract moves to the entire wing of the. What did he say? He said they WANNA to victory with them the Panama. There was a brief argument. There's no reason to take him to Panama. We were pretty emphatic about it but victor didn't really say much of anything on behalf I think at that point he realized that things were beyond his control. No no no. You ever since three annoy dress on. I mean, we really pleaded with him but they assured us they said it's not to worry. We're just going to secure the area. Situation that? I put myself in. Decision after decision led me to this point running into the FARC. This is almost exactly what I thought might happen that not realize the seriousness of this. I was really worried. I was convinced. Victor. Was Dead. We more or less stayed put right where we were. They put us right in the middle of this group soldiers maybe twenty. So we slept surrounded. Was GonNA sneak off in the middle of the night. And I. Don't remember sleeping a lot that night. The soldiers, they would pull guard duty all night. Hours four five soldiers would get up and go in and take posts and four five more comeback. I don't know what they wanted. I don't know what we would do if we were permanently held. To be so foolish as to just stumble across a border, the way we did. Our ability to make choices that ended. Once we walked down the trail. I'm Orissa Jones host of the vanished from wondering each week on the vanished, we take you beyond the headlines and explore a different missing persons case. This week were covering the Nineteen eight disappearance of Joan Bernau. Joan allegedly disappeared on a trip from Illinois to Texas. But many believe that she never made it out of her Joliet Illinois, home. Alive, you will hear from Jones family members. Who have been searching for answers for over three decades and also the man that many think murdered Joan join us as we take a deep dive into the details of the case and uncover unsettling information about the man who was once with her murder, and later set free to your Jones story and many more subscribe to the vanished on Apple podcasts spotify or add free on wonder plus. In the morning they moved. was very warm and there was a particular smell in the area. Could have been anything, but it smelled smell like. Death. Something had happened that location. The two men that are run back in the third that have been killed. We saw their things they were just kind of torn open student apart. His body wasn't there was just the bags at the men had been carrying, but it felt like a body. There things felt like a body. At that point, we were kind of with this small group soldiers. Kind of camp there in the jungle and we waited. So I'm thinking. Okay. So this is the FARC, the left wing you the freedom. Fighters. They're young really young kids really sixteen, seventeen, eighteen years old. I was an expert about the FARC but I had some pretty pointed questions kind of philosophical staff. Amount. But any station, but I tried to engage them with this didn't go anywhere. Because this. This. They were furious about Roberts ipod they wanted to talk about music they wanted to talk about their families. The days. Continue to come and go. Became fatiguing was Kinda wearing my psyche. It became more and more serious because we won't get any ended over. Here helicopters blackhawks have like a really distinct sound to him. Real low throaty. We'd all kind of look at it, but it's impossible. For them. To See us. To We were certainly kind of under guard, but we weren't restrain. Our hands were never bound. Deal. We also really didn't talk about escaping. That was a step that I don't think we were prepared even think about. There was opportunities. They were Kinda careless with their weapons, they just leave them around sometimes they forget them. But. Then once you escape, where do you go? We didn't have provisions on us. Then we really would have been on her own. Frankly we didn't have a lot of our own survival skills. Then that evening another group of soldiers arrived recognize those men they were the soldiers that went into Panama. They had heavier mortars. Russian squad machine guns. The commander there originally took victor. US that Victor's going to be coming on any minute. Those demand, all of our electric. Oughta they took our media. Our. passports. Everything we had. The level of anxiety, it's gradually building. Up You please. Grab your bag gear stuff we need to leave. As we're climbing this ridgeline, Robert Nigh began this conversation, which was basically, how do we really know these people are who they say they are. We thought if we were going to run into, somebody would be the FARC but I remember victims nervous from the beginning that he didn't really know who they were. When he left, he was really quiet. Uncertainty feared for his life..
"colombia" Discussed on Locked Up Abroad
"We're there for a couple of days. Victor told us that would be safer if we may contact with the FARC now rather than later. He told us that a local commander with the FARC. Would meet with us. We spent a whole day. We just hung out. But then ever showed up. In No. The FARC showed up that would have been a huge relief. But that didn't happen and following day we left. leaving. I knew we were close to Columbia. We were probably about a day or a day and a half from the border. Pie was our last village and then beyond that the really serious part began. Hiking through the jungle is what you'd expect. Everything is sharp and pointy or trying to eat you. Had A compass but you can't just pick a direction and and walkies. There's ravines and valleys. You could hike and BUSHWACK. and. Bleed all day and cover just a couple of miles and not really be any farther than from where you started. There'd be points where the guide would turn around and we'd go back the same way we came really listenable. went off into the direction. Follow there mostly research don't have any line of sight and you're down under the canopy and you really don't have a sense even what direction you're walking. We camped at night and expected to be in Columbia the following day. Slept in my hammock. You kind of feel like a tuna. I mean, it's not. It's just not very comfortable. That's warm and there's bugs. All sorts of things going on at night, but it's it is loud. I think gradually. I was starting to feel fatigued not physically, but emotionally, I was being feel tired. Even times when things were going as well as they possibly could have there was always an underlying fear of where we were and what we were doing. The next one we woke up, we had breakfast. Right around noon, we started to for lunch. While we're eating three men we knew from Pyatt past us. They were headed to the same village they're moving quite quickly. They had heavy bags, but they were moving much faster than we were exchanged pleasantries and they were often you knew he'd probably wouldn't see them again until we got there. So. After lunch, we grabbed her stuff when we we got back underway. And suddenly after that, we were up on a ridge line. It was opened. There was a storm that had come in and knock down a lot of the trees and we were of all picking our way through and it was at that point where we we heard the. Gunshots. They were pretty distinct someone I. Think it is. They were farther up the valley maybe a half mile away. They were just low bursts of fire. BOOP boop. BOOP. BOOP boop. My Heart's racing. kind of having my own. My own moment of anxiety. At that point are guides simply said that they weren't going to continue. and. They dropped everything they were carrying and they ran. There was no discussion they were going back to. And Story. In moments they were gone and Roberts gear and our food and everything, which is on the trail. Mark UK. And that was victor, and Meg, and Robert and myself before we could really talk about what we wanted to do and what what our plan was. To of the men that had passed US early in the day showed up. One of them was bleeding and they were completely terrified. Dollar. Apparently, they'd been cutting bamboo and people would just started shooting at them. That's all I can say. And then one of them sort of showed where the third man had been shot that they'd kill them. Continued back to. Where our guys just run off to I was trying to delay panic I figured there'd be time to panic later on but at this point, we really just needed to figure out what we were going to do. I remember being quiet. Member not really saying much. I, just kind of went back into myself. Wasn't really my game. Was the one that suggested I think we keep going. Toward the ambush. It'll be safer than to. Turn back. What about Victor? We, say with him Mark Are you happy with that? I'm. Scared. But. This was something that kind of hope to encounter a true true true test. K. So we're all agreed. Was that important to me that I could deal with whatever it was down the trail. There was a lot of internal monologue. I was thinking about the fact that maybe their first response was going to be to open fire. Robert suggested that we speak loudly out. So. They would have ample warning before we encountered whoever it was that had. been shooting. Where are. We GonNA. I was kind of reaching a bit of a breaking point. I. Keep talking louder after maybe fifteen or twenty minutes. We made our way up to a bluff and a Robert I think actually this would be A. Place for him. And four soldiers just materialized they stood up. Short hair young, probably all in their early twenties. Models. And I remember very distinctly that soldier just in front of me had a green Bandana single blue feather in the middle striking. Their arms, twenty their guns at us. We had our hands up and we took off our bags and then we sat down. At that point, the soldiers were just immediate on their radios. Trauma on offense on that. We were thinking they were FARC. Victor was one with the FARC contacts, and now we're going to fall back on victor's relationship, and also Robert has a journalist. Guinness you've known all. They wanted to kind of figure out who we were Telhami may a journalist time Chivasso Robert had articles. And he kind of wanted to demonstrate to them that he actually was a journalist. But they weren't too interested in our story. They started this casual conversation about Tiger meet theory. and. They asked Victor if he'd ever have Tigray. Picture said Yeah Yeah it's very rich, very rich and they said, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. We really like tigers. They said Tigers Tiger's for the you know predators eat predators Qomaty. From there that they went on to say that they'd just seen tiger in fact, they'd shot at one in the jungle and entered at whether or not we heard the gunfire. No little. Law We said, no, we all had the good sense to keep your mouth shut..
Argentina passes 1 million cases as virus hits Latin America
"On June Tino has promised one million cases as could be nineteen surges in Latin America three other nations are expected to reach the agreement one million case milestone in the coming weeks Colombia Mexico and Peru the virus is cruel puff through Latin America is a consequence of weak public health systems social factors like poverty and poor government decisions early on Argentina initially registered low virus case numbers but now has one of the highest rates of New Delhi infections at least sixty percent of those tested recently a coming back positive for the virus I'm Charles the last month
"colombia" Discussed on Locked Up Abroad
"Wondering APP. Wandry. This is locked up abroad I'm your host Jim Clemente. Colombian ambush is the story of Mark Levin in Two Thousand One marks twenty one year old student at the university. Of Colorado, Porn Columbia. He'd been adopted by an American couple when he was a baby now, he feels the need to go back to find his roots. He hopes it'll be an adventure that will give his life meaning. He decides. He doesn't want to go the tourist route. He wants to walk across the Darien gap one, hundred, twenty, six kilometers of dense jungle between Panama and Colombia. There are many dangers including the FARC a left wing guerrilla army funded by drug trafficking and kidnapping operations. Mark has a romantic view of them as freedom fighters working for a better Colombia and doesn't believe in the danger ignoring all warnings he his two travelling companions begin the journey and they're ambushed by murderous paramilitaries. They suffer heroin consequences that in the end mark can't help but feel responsible for. I was twenty one I went to the University of Colorado. I really wasn't doing well I wanted to leave was thinking about what I was going to do next. I was from. Columbia. When I was very small two months, I was adopted by an American couple and it should go back to Colombia. They think it's important for people that have grown up somewhere else to go back. It would be an adventure. I figured I would throw his personal. And then everything would make sense. Road trip down from Colorado. That was an important part of the trip was to really get off the tourist track. I wanted to go back to Columbia in a in a way that was meaningful to me. Mike GonNA fly or take a boat. It was like Kung Fu or something that is idea that I would be walking through Central America. I. Felt there was some truth to this. You can get on a road and you can take it all the way south, but it ends in Panama. That's it. But to cross the Columbia, you have to cross the Darien gap. The. Kind of mythical it's jungle for hundreds of miles. I had no idea what it would take to get across. There.
"colombia" Discussed on Locked Up Abroad
"colombia" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"I would like to welcome to show a Lauren Pesky from wonder Lulu Dot com, , which has way more use in. Lulu . than you would expect, , check the show notes for how to spell that. . Lauren welcome to the show. . Hi. . Chris thank you so much for having me. . I'm really excited to be chatting with you today and were chatting about Bogota Colombia and Lauren. . What is your connection to Bogut all? ? The Age old question I truthfully never had Columbia on my list was really on my radar but love brought me here. . My boyfriend moved here five years ago, , and so for the past five years I have been visiting on and off and finally kind of made the move down here this year. . And you picked a good year to move internationally. . I know talk about crazy timing. I . finally five years in Ra do this I'm going to get the visa all of that, , and then I got here in February and. . March the whole country shutdown. . Excellent. . So we're GonNa talk about the things that you're going to be able to do win it opens backup starting to do now but why should someone go to Columbia specifically Bogota? ? While let's start with Columbia as a whole is one of my favorite countries I've ever been to and the reason for that many many reasons but I just love how diverse the country as from region to region. . So in one country you have the Amazon rainforest, , you have the Andes mountains you have desert you have the Pacific Ocean you have the Caribbean it's really just in terms of bio-diversity. It's . pretty incredible how many landscapes you can see in One place and beyond that region to region the cultures are so different that people in the language event. . I have a friend in get Mungo, , which is another major city here who says when she talks to her family on the coast in Bonn Akhir Carthagena sometimes, , she doesn't even know they're using a phrase that she's never heard before i. . know that's in a lot of places that it's just it makes it a really really interesting place to visit. . And what kind of tenor are going to recommend for us? ? So today, , I'm going to be specifically talking about Bogota. . I feel like Bogota is the capital city. . I know a lot of people fly through here but often I feel like it's an overlooked major major city most people when they think of Columbia, , Colombia's really gaining popularity in recent years. . The first thing they think of Karma Hannah are medigene and so now that I live year and I've been visiting for so long feel like so many things are overlooked here. So . I really kind of want to dive into that and talk about kind of what makes this place special. . And we should say up front that Lauren doesn't claim to be native Spanish speaker. . Hearsay medigene and you think it should be many Yien or something else. . She's still knows better than I knew it. . So what do in Boca? ? I if you don't mind just talking a little bit of language and so far from ever Oh you must be fluent you're visiting so much. . But the reality is I'm not in so I kind of have a perspective on what it's like to be here in traveling around when I know very little. . Of course, , I've gotten better over time but still learning you can I assume you know the essentials like survey support for? ? That's the first phrase you learn the clerk. . Learned one beer please. . Exactly exactly. . Go back to your your question about, , but was how I always to me. . It's an eclectic mix of traditional and modern Colombian culture, , and I just love how you can kind of go from playing Tejo and eating a maybe another EPA bay case on the street to dancing salsa, , and then the next day you're at a fine dining Peruvian fusion restaurant in high in cocktails at a jazz bar and it's Kinda got it. . All excellent as long as you're going to promise to explain to me what you were just talking about with. . The two things that you're eating and going to somewhere in the course of the conversation. . I will. . Definitely. . To that. . So don't don't even worry. . What are we going to see in Bogota? ? Where are we GONNA START? ? Okay. . So I kind of want to break this down is a massive city. . It's eight million people. . It's a sprawling city. . There's so much to do so much to see. . So I, , kind of want to break it down by by neighborhood because it's so big I feel like it's less of A. . Hit these top ten things? ? Would you see a lot of those lists just great which is fine. . But a lot of those lists stay in only one neighborhood. . Probably. . Heard of it I'm pretty sure you've talked about it before in Candelaria in. . So I kind of want to talk about each little neighborhood and kind of what each place bring. . So the first place like I was saying is the most popular I would say it's the most heuristic part of the city which you know sometimes I think you hear its touristic which equals bad to some to some but to me candelaria, , it's a beautiful part of the city. . It's the Old City it's the cobblestone streets and the colonial Spanish architecture, , and so I'm going to start there with kind of like day one, , right so the reason I start. . There is because there is this place in that area of the city that's in the more southern part of the city, , not all the way south almost like mid <unk> south is monster at day, , which is this big beautiful mountain that overlooks the entire city. . It's a really great like first thing to do because you really get the lay of the land and see just how massive the city is. . You can get up there three ways you can hike up, , you can take the there's like a dealer kind of train that goes up and then there's the cable car and the cable car ride up if you're not afraid of heights. . Is Beautiful. . When you get to the top I mean like I said, , you have this beautiful sprawling view of the city and just kind of a little tip even though I do recommend going early on and during the day the careful because on the weekends it is mental. . I've seen lines that are probably three maybe more hours. . Okay Yes I really recommend if you can go during the week. . That's great and then if you kinda wanted using a little different if you go right before the sun is setting, it's , like a beautiful beautiful view bogus some pretty gorgeous city sunset. So . that's kind of something to keep in ninety.
Travel to Bogota, Colombia
"I would like to welcome to show a Lauren Pesky from wonder Lulu Dot com, which has way more use in. Lulu than you would expect, check the show notes for how to spell that. Lauren welcome to the show. Hi. Chris thank you so much for having me. I'm really excited to be chatting with you today and were chatting about Bogota Colombia and Lauren. What is your connection to Bogut all? The Age old question I truthfully never had Columbia on my list was really on my radar but love brought me here. My boyfriend moved here five years ago, and so for the past five years I have been visiting on and off and finally kind of made the move down here this year. And you picked a good year to move internationally. I know talk about crazy timing. I finally five years in Ra do this I'm going to get the visa all of that, and then I got here in February and. March the whole country shutdown. Excellent. So we're GonNa talk about the things that you're going to be able to do win it opens backup starting to do now but why should someone go to Columbia specifically Bogota? While let's start with Columbia as a whole is one of my favorite countries I've ever been to and the reason for that many many reasons but I just love how diverse the country as from region to region. So in one country you have the Amazon rainforest, you have the Andes mountains you have desert you have the Pacific Ocean you have the Caribbean it's really just in terms of bio-diversity. It's pretty incredible how many landscapes you can see in One place and beyond that region to region the cultures are so different that people in the language event. I have a friend in get Mungo, which is another major city here who says when she talks to her family on the coast in Bonn Akhir Carthagena sometimes, she doesn't even know they're using a phrase that she's never heard before i. know that's in a lot of places that it's just it makes it a really really interesting place to visit. And what kind of tenor are going to recommend for us? So today, I'm going to be specifically talking about Bogota. I feel like Bogota is the capital city. I know a lot of people fly through here but often I feel like it's an overlooked major major city most people when they think of Columbia, Colombia's really gaining popularity in recent years. The first thing they think of Karma Hannah are medigene and so now that I live year and I've been visiting for so long feel like so many things are overlooked here. So I really kind of want to dive into that and talk about kind of what makes this place special. And we should say up front that Lauren doesn't claim to be native Spanish speaker. Hearsay medigene and you think it should be many Yien or something else. She's still knows better than I knew it. So what do in Boca? I if you don't mind just talking a little bit of language and so far from ever Oh you must be fluent you're visiting so much. But the reality is I'm not in so I kind of have a perspective on what it's like to be here in traveling around when I know very little. Of course, I've gotten better over time but still learning you can I assume you know the essentials like survey support for? That's the first phrase you learn the clerk. Learned one beer please. Exactly exactly. Go back to your your question about, but was how I always to me. It's an eclectic mix of traditional and modern Colombian culture, and I just love how you can kind of go from playing Tejo and eating a maybe another EPA bay case on the street to dancing salsa, and then the next day you're at a fine dining Peruvian fusion restaurant in high in cocktails at a jazz bar and it's Kinda got it. All excellent as long as you're going to promise to explain to me what you were just talking about with. The two things that you're eating and going to somewhere in the course of the conversation. I will. Definitely. To that. So don't don't even worry. What are we going to see in Bogota? Where are we GONNA START? Okay. So I kind of want to break this down is a massive city. It's eight million people. It's a sprawling city. There's so much to do so much to see. So I, kind of want to break it down by by neighborhood because it's so big I feel like it's less of A. Hit these top ten things? Would you see a lot of those lists just great which is fine. But a lot of those lists stay in only one neighborhood. Probably. Heard of it I'm pretty sure you've talked about it before in Candelaria in. So I kind of want to talk about each little neighborhood and kind of what each place bring. So the first place like I was saying is the most popular I would say it's the most heuristic part of the city which you know sometimes I think you hear its touristic which equals bad to some to some but to me candelaria, it's a beautiful part of the city. It's the Old City it's the cobblestone streets and the colonial Spanish architecture, and so I'm going to start there with kind of like day one, right so the reason I start. There is because there is this place in that area of the city that's in the more southern part of the city, not all the way south almost like mid south is monster at day, which is this big beautiful mountain that overlooks the entire city. It's a really great like first thing to do because you really get the lay of the land and see just how massive the city is. You can get up there three ways you can hike up, you can take the there's like a dealer kind of train that goes up and then there's the cable car and the cable car ride up if you're not afraid of heights. Is Beautiful. When you get to the top I mean like I said, you have this beautiful sprawling view of the city and just kind of a little tip even though I do recommend going early on and during the day the careful because on the weekends it is mental. I've seen lines that are probably three maybe more hours. Okay Yes I really recommend if you can go during the week. That's great and then if you kinda wanted using a little different if you go right before the sun is setting, it's like a beautiful beautiful view bogus some pretty gorgeous city sunset. So that's kind of something to keep in ninety.
Being Customer Driven With Data-Driven Marketing
"Welcome to marketing trends I mean phase on host of marketing trends, and today we are joined by special guests Marty. How are you? I'm good I. Doing it is great to have you. I'm really excited to talk to you today. Obviously, we love salesforce and and you're the amazing sponsor the show. But beyond that you've been doing some amazing work. You're writing a book that's going to be out soon, called customer driven, and we're GONNA talk a lot about data, which is at the at the top of mind for every marketer. Before we get into all that, how did you get started marketing? That's a good question. I've had a very strange career in I have a hard time explaining it to my mother. But when I look back realized started wanting to be a journalist New York and ninety s writing for magazines back when there were magazines and it seemed like a viable career and I ended up at MTV networks on a show called video. And wrote the little bubbles blurbs, which is the the peak of my journalists experience, and then after that I went into to business school, I wanted to management consultant probably the only person at the time we want to be one and I thought it would be glamorous and sexy to be a media consultant and then the dot com bomb happened two thousand and one, and so I ended up over. Counter the healthcare over over the counter healthcare consulting, which is just what it sounds like and then I ended up at an AD agency doing direct marketing and measurement, and that was kind of the beginning of my marketing advertising career and it was through consulting. It was sort of it was strategic engagements and the career was actually called measurement. I pick all these glamorous wants the measurement was basically impact. of Ad campaigns and it was dumb you know digital campaigns how did they do look at search and display and so on and I was in that field for about ten years and then I, went to garner as an industry analyst covering advertising technology and marketing technology and measurements. Still now, it will be called data science. By the way, I would get a retroactive promotion and then I joined salesforce. About two years ago. So it's always been on the MARCECA and an analytic side in interestingly enough in the beginning that was not the sexy part of marketing and now it is, of course, if you're the the data scientists on the campaign, you're the coolest person there but it was the exact opposite twenty years ago. So I've I've written the wave up. Yeah. The closest closest person to to proof. Of, being ends up being the most valuable person room I do I'm Gonna I'm GonNa follow up on the pop up video stuff because I'm endlessly fascinated in that but flash forward to today. What does it mean to Espn Strategy for Marketing Cloud salesforce? It's. It's an interesting job at spans product management product marketing, and with the flavor of thought leadership I think when I was hired, which was two years ago it was around a specific problem it was and it was into the product organization. Software companies are structured with pretty defined role. So you're in either in product management, which is sort of halfway between engineering and marketing or your product marketing, which is what it sounds like you're in sales or you're an engineer so there for basic rules and this is close. To, product management and the question was around the customer data platform category CD, which was the hottest and is probably still the hottest category and March tack that's come along in a long time since two thousand and sixteen. It's just been hyped out of out of control kind of like insider hype. If you're in the business, you know what I'm talking about. If you're outside, you'd be like what? What's a CD, but it's it's a big deal and the question at salesforce was do we have one? Should we acquire? It was billed by require that kind of thing, and they needed someone from the outside who wasn't sort of inside the the salesforce system having come as a as an analyst industry analyst who knew the industry and a new kind of outsider perspective to say it what is what I need to Dan I knew coming in that we needed to build queries harder than it looks to build something, and that's what we've done. In fact we're launching that in next month version wants it's a tremendously major effort on. As, part to pivot engineers and to develop this net new product customer three sixty audiences, which is a CPA and in fact, the topic of our book customer driven I, wrote it with my colleague Chris O'hara to give him full credit, the multi-talented era he and I wrote this book about Customer Data Platforms it's not about salesforce, but it is about this category, which is fascinating. Yeah I mean. Will we've seen you name it start-up getting snatched up data startups getting snatched up right and left being acquired. Just recently had some massive. IPO's around data companies. I mean, clearly, data is where it's not the new oil and it's not the new oil because that phrase literally never made sense but. But it is the lifeline of every marketer, and if you don't have an extremely strong philosophy and data, you're probably going to be left really far behind, which is pretty counter to the days of marketers creating you know add copying doing some of the things you were doing earlier in your career specifically around ad agencies and things like that I. mean you know going from that agency or from agency to to analyst to here on curious like what is that evolution been like for you? It's I mean, it's it's Bi modal. It's by modal is even to saying that kind of makes me a nerd, but it's a left brain right brain and and it's definitely I do this presentation sometimes say. How has marketing changed over the past twenty years as as a discipline and I remember when I was in business school as I said is right before the DOT com Bob's of two, thousand, two, thousand and one in Colombia and you could tell the people are interested in marketing back. Then just by looking at them, they were like slightly better looking. You know they dress better and they were you know I wouldn't say the social skills were definitely better. They were less interested in making money march sin hanging around with celebrities and I. I mean I'm being reductive in a way. I was one of them. So I can say this, but it was definitely a kind of a branch of show business. And today it really isn't. I mean that part hasn't gone away obviously of influencers, the celebrities if fonts and all that stuff but it's a lot less around the big campaigns and what we might call the softer side of marketing, and it's a lot more about the the foundational data layer and you have to be able to talk today to scientists give them credible instructions and you have to be able to understand things like statistical significance that marketers didn't have to worry about in the past. So I think it's it's a profession that has really Shifted, but it hasn't really shed what it was the past. So it's it's that it makes it interesting, but it also makes it very difficult to succeed in as a CMO. You see a CMO tenures being very short and it's because they have to be a statistician and an artist, and there aren't that many people could do both. So you know it's the long way round for. Saying that my background is is strangely appropriate because I was like in TV and then I was in business school, and so if you have those two elements I, think you can negotiate this strange new world It's moving more towards the data side than the graveside I would say, but we might we might see swing
Harris on taking a COVID-19 vaccine: 'If Trump tells us to take it, I won't'
"If the doctors tell us that we should take it, I'll be the first in line to take it absolutely. But if Donald Trump tells us I should take that we should take it. I'm not taking it. WanNa. Talk about that exact moment in tonight's debate with one of the experts we turn to often doctor Irwin redlener is with US tonight pediatrics physician senior research scholar at Columbia. University's Earth Institute also happens to be the founding director of Colombia's National Center for Disaster Preparedness and Doc. It's just anecdotal but I swear she spoke for a lot of Americans tonight who don't WanNa see vaccine rushed to market for political reasons to match a date on the calendar twenty six days from now. We're fighting a growing anti vaccine movement in this country aided and abetted by the Russians on social media. It's a dicey time to get the public behind anything in a politicized pandemic. Is there reason to what she said tonight that people should doubt something pushed by the President and wait for something? That's maybe Endorsed by Dr, Fauci. Well Bryan that you're. You're absolutely right and I think the absolutely and the words that were spoken by Senator Harris were absolutely shared by undoubtedly many many Americans you know. Be. Committing twenty thousand public lies or allies over the last few years and expect people to believe you. This is a classic. You know the boy who cried wolf situation and I don't remember any time at least in my life where a President United States of either party was so dishonest and so disbelieved that somebody a US senator say. I'm not going to even begin to believe the President United States I'm going to wait for the scientists to tell me what I should be doing. So this is this is a particularly poignant moment in presidential messaging and how much it's going to matter who is giving the message Brian. Let's talk about the president of the United States and to keep you from having to say it I, know he is not your patient nor have you examined him but we know something about the meds. He is on he said tonight that he chose the medical discipline that was his own treatment. He said tonight's he's going to find a way to get his treatment for free to those who need it probably physically implausible Do you believe that the meds he's on have a way of suppressing actual illness things like temperature and changing behavior Yes Brandon. These are experimental meds and an experimental regiment that he's on. It's preposterous to think thin. The general public are a few people in the general public would be able to get the kind of care and demand the kind of care that the president did. So that's completely out of the question why he felt it necessary to say that I don't know but it's it's absolutely out of the question Brian it the other things so much about this whole story over the last week or so. That's that's really shaking has I had I can't tell you how many phone calls after many doctors without examining the president watched him climb up the stairs after getting out of the helicopter and going up to the balcony of the white. House and he got to the top of the SEPTA? He was gasping for breath he looked terrible I was inundated with calls and we all were sort of talking about this. So we don't know we don't understand and we don't believe that it's actually head-spinning here but. To say that anybody is going to be able to get what he got is out of the question nor should people nor should people get exactly what he? We don't know these are experimental drugs Brian.
"colombia" Discussed on Christmas is Coming!
"I've never seen so much green. The trees are so snake. You can't even receive ground. I've counted twenty seven fifty so far twenty-eight. Are you sure we translate that letter. Santa Rosa Columbia should be down there somewhere. You're lucky I'm such a good pilot. That wasn't my fault. The still acting it. I can't believe so close to the rainforest. Listen Manny if we do find the village we run this leg of the mission my way we get in quickly. We locate an observed. The girl who wrote the letter we figure out that she you deserve to be on the nice list or the Nautilus. I Really WanNa talk to you about the modifing ten days until Christmas Eve. I don't understand why the power source keeps cutting out. We are enough seawater steam engine. Do you think there's any way it's the letters fixable. The trees are gigantic like a million times taller than the biggest Christmas tree and all the vines and the squad of their. We're not here to sightsee. There's a clearing the jungle over there that it must be the village. Come on. Let's move closer not to close off. This is Hannah's village the houses and gardens or cared at four. Something is missing. Where's everyone stay back? Nobly nobly on a hot. That would be my mommy. Would it be something on the says. She won't let this be the last Christmas Muscle Musselwhite in Turkey. Why she taking flowers for mother's guardian? She said she eastern on stealing flower garden defying her mother. That it definitely Lens Roman Nautilus. Let's go christmases. Come Manny we doing on this going. Maybe come back here. These machines are doing to the rainforest. We need to get out of here before some. Let's ceases this must be one on the in her letter they're knocking down the trees on And her family her whole village will have to move this terrible to we go now. We can't just leave many. We can't stop the bulldozers. That's not what we're here for. Christmas is what we're here for isn't it. Which means checking the list list and staying on schedule every minute? We waste still even more flowers. I've seen enough beat. Miami lacks senior. What does she think she's doing putting flowers on a bulldozer? She's decorating. It was more kids. It's what they doing Columbia for Christmas. That girl is as crazy. Is Your no paper. She's braver than I am. Disobedient disruptive. She's definitely down on the Nautilus Piper. This is why she wrote the letter. She may not be able to save her town but maybe she can see one. Less Chris counts. That's not our problem. Come on. I'll get the audience fine. We'll get out of him. I'm sorry paper you're wrong. We have to stay in help Christmas here. We go again..
"colombia" Discussed on GroundTruth
"Of peasants from whom they were taking and it'd be thirdly hardly you have the drug traffickers Santa Legal Marketeers who continue to thrive on the current status. You also have those who have used the war Political Wedge and WHO's disinformation remission and hate speech brought them electoral victories living. These three factors are at the heart of why the twenty sixteen peace treaty remains undermined. So I went back to to get answers from the government of President Dookie. I wanted to know what it was doing to guarantee the safety of social leaders my request to speak with the president and vice president were decline. The only person I was able to speak with was Emilio Chila Presidents Duke Advisor to implement. The peace is process. I asked how the peace process was going on in Beluga Toilet Sheila gave me a list of accomplishments accomplishments stem host. He tells me they have version of a truth. Commission Inserts Union for victims who disappeared Eh. He also tells me they have a component to combat drugs. And they're making progress they named Moose A. Let's get an atheist but I was dentist. He says they have a clan to bring former FARC rebels into society is he says. The government has comply with the peace agreement faster in the last ten months that had in previous twenty two months in that he's very satisfied with all the reforms but not all of that is true in fact the president has spoken online TV against the special jurisdiction for peace. Assays check into six of the one hundred and fifty nine articles of the statutory Tori laws of the special jurisdiction for peace for reasons of inconvenience. I invite the Congress to join me in a constructive debate about them. Among Duke is objections he wants to compensate victims with assets. He wants to expand the terms of extradition for war crimes and he objected to suspend investigations investigations buddy ordinary judicial system for those who submit to the peace accords special jurisdictions. I asked Sheila. Why do kit ministration was objecting to the jurisdiction? There's diction for peace or obstructing. The Truth Commission's investigation into the crimes committed during the war in the basket. Here is the Mintier. It's one look if you met with you and his team basically a Cheetah told me that this was a lie that this is not. What's going on? He explains that the processes Congress responsibility not President Ducasse remains this part of the government's Ammo to confuse and distract attract the country from any responsibility to fulfill the promises of the peace treaty. In doing so dookie is taking a page from his mentor. Ebay by shifting the blame to Congress and the opposition for not acting quickly meanwhile ducas government has been cutting funding. That is actually earmarked for the peace treaty. The United Nations has call it. Urgent that Colombia's peace agreement be given the necessary resources to implement the plan for else. People in the rural areas could be hurt the most since President Duke took office millions of Colombia's in the countryside are still waiting for the promise roads schools water and electricity since the peace agreement was signed in two thousand sixteen. At least five hundred activists and community leaders have been killed in more people are being displaced replace from their homes. That same day the social movement Defa Mustafa's or defend piece. Call the people from all across Columbia to take to the streets and the man that dookie in his government implement the peace process and guarantee the safety of social leaves. Protesters gathered outside the Center for Peace and reconciliation in Bogota protesters ESTER shouted over bullhorns. The government is going to kill US military's in paramilitaries or is are the same to kill the people and then deny it. This is our land peace and feed them for all the women and men the countryside and in the city's trying marie-noelle Manso Blanco held up a banner with the Hashtag. We won't leave you alone. At that time. We are raising our voices for the social leaders. who were murdered and for those who are still under threat? If there is a peace agreement agreement it must be respected. We demand an end to the persecution and threats. We demand the rights which were taken away from us. Many Eleni loved ones were disappeared. Many women raped many of our lands. Were taken we are not hurting anyone. We are just demanding our rights and that's why we are killed persecuted and threatened. We are not afraid of them. Thousands March for for more than five hours to reach Bogota's central square where the Senate Congress and presidential palaces are located among the crowd. I spotted a man wearing what it looked like a bulletproof vest a pitcher tango. I'll tell Ya. This is the bulletproof vest. The government's protection unit gave me. I I also have two sides. This says bulletproof vests are not enough to protect life in this other one. Says who defends the defenders of human rights. The head of minus be nailed. A group of friends were there to represent their community and defend. The Peace Agreement Commie those basis. I've had two attempts on my life and they've tried to kill several of my friends three years ago. That killed one of our leaders he. That's why we've come to protest now. We are human rights defenders defenders. We defend life. We defend the right to our land. We're defenders of the peace process facing government has failed to defend offend our basic rights the rights of our communities they have failed to dismantle the criminal gangs that are committing crimes in our areas. They broke their promise to protect our land. Sir I asked her mind what the government should do to protect activists like him dirtiest looking the other way they should be working to defend spend the citizens of Colombia President Duke this is how to respond to today's massive protests across Columbia. His political opponents say he needs to distance himself from his mentor. Were really and address. The problem of new armed groups fill the the vacuum left by FARC rouse what remains of an already fragile peace agreement could send Columbia back to its violent past but it may be too late. Some FARC members are already starting to rearm but the one bedrock of democracy that neither nor duke has undermined so far is the people's white to protest Columbia's democracy may depend on the people in the streets unafraid to raise their voices for peace. Eh One hundred Ondo is a ground truth global reporting fellow with our democracy undone project you can read his accompanying written piece in the Atlantic magazine on our website. You can find all of the work in this in-depth project including including a graphic illustration of the authoritarians playbook for all seven countries featured there are also interviews with each of our democracy on don reporting fellow. Hello and an interactive showing the main provisions of the peace accord and their current status. Tell us what you think of this episode and give us a rating. Tell your friends they can subscribe on. NPR One apple podcasts. spotify or wherever they listen. This episode was reported and produced by one. Outed Ondo with editorial support from Tracey Tong and Rob Rosenthal. Our senior producer is Mitch Hanley Special. Thanks to Michelle Sweet. The Ground Truth Project editorial team includes Selene. Gums Josh Cole. Todd Ching Wilson Libano and Maria Somali ground truths executive editor. Is Kevin Grant the Atlantic magazine. Global editor is per shot row. This podcast is in partnership with the Atlantic Antic magazine and is supported by W H major funding for this season of the podcast comes from the loose foundation and the Macarthur Foundation. I'm Charles Senate. Executive producer of the podcast and founder of the Ground Truth Project which supports emerging journalists to do on the ground reporting in undercover recovered corners of the world. Our Democracy Undone series continues as we turn to the next chapter during the authoritarians playbook rewriting history in Hungary. Prime Minister Viktor. Orban's has been at war with the free press since two thousand ten when he and his Fidesz Party won control of the Hungarian parliament. The party's financiers. Let's years have built a media empire consisting of almost five hundred media outlets but critics call this vast media network a machine for propaganda designed to blanket the nation with the party's nationalist narrative and in so doing rewrite the nation's history one politician says something and and there is a kind of a chain or network of these propaganda media bodies and they are repeat each other's sentences and they make sure that reaches is everyone that's next time on the ground truth. podcast.
"colombia" Discussed on GroundTruth
"Conflicts Colombians rejected the peace plan that took four years of negotiations. There's no other Puerto del Gobierno less. Fuck the vote. Margin was razor thin the no votes. It's out the yes votes by less than a half percent. It was an embarrassment for for president. Santos still he received the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end his country's civil war Columbia's voted against the accord fell. FARC rebels would not beheld accountable for their crimes. Many say they were afraid. The rebels will go back on their word to lay down arms just as they had done in previous fell. Peace negotiations the defeat force President Santos to renegotiate the peace agreement it was then ratified by Congress. In December. Two thousand in sixteen. The war with FARC was officially over. The treaty was now law fast forward two years Santa Second Term ended in two thousand eighteen. Meanwhile opposition parties continue to still Colombia's resentment over the peace treaty Yuan Bouquet markets. The country swung to the right elected. Yvonne Luke as President Julio Diaz Young Pueblo Colombiano defended Lacquer St too soon alleges at his inauguration nuke promise to defend the constitution in Colombia's loss but he was not a supporter of the peace deal. He felt it was too lenient. Far guerrillas US accused of warcrimes. He promised that once in office he would revise a peace accord to appease the critics but after a year in office he and his party have been slow to to implement the peace accord both presidents dookie in. Santa's groom for Higher Office by ex-president Alberto. Devi who was still popular with the voters by former president Santos broke away from woody believing his former mentor would be a liability. Due to accusations of corruption human human rights scandals in new divas refusal to negotiate with the FARC whatever's presidency from two thousand to two thousand ten has drawn both praise and criticism awesome one of the hallmarks of his presidency was his promise to decimate insurgent groups particularly the FARC at any cost for him and his hatred of the rebel group is personal. When would even was thirty? One years old his father was killed by FARC. In two thousand. Two campaign video presidential candidate candidate would evade appeal to voters wanted an end to violence get going outdoors. I could ask efficient democratic authority. With enough security forces there's a strong presidential mandate president. Who was the first soldier of the nation busy? With a million citizens supporting the security forces in a transparent way garrigue that will mark the end of the guerrillas disintegration of paramilitaries and the recovery of Human Rights Colombian Sodhi. They as their hero. But that success came at a cost would ebay created a network of civilian informants and collaborators who were paid to provide information about the insurgents secondly he approved a bill to grant military wide range of powers with no judicial oversight. Many human rights violations were committed by the military on the Divas presidency and thoroughly he organized and financed militia groups that operate in their own communities. One of these militias became the a UC the united. It's Self Defense Forces of Colombia. Paramilitary terrorist group some of the worst atrocities against civilians were carried out by the a UC such as the massacre An- insulate. Nothing of the whatever. But only GONNA kill it undergoes Joe. As in February two thousand a cooper paramilitaries tortured raped and killed close to one hundred people. July Velasco the activists and residents from its allow told me what happened so flick. What Dylan them north token little in a matter of minutes? We heard the voices of many men kicking down the door step for the children began to cry at one of the paramilitary said we need to blow this place up. These are all children of rebels. Escorted us out at gunpoint told me that she and her family. Along with other residents were taken to the soccer field next to the church. She said that residents stood in the soccer field as the commander of the paramilitary group played a game Cole. Thirty Eligaya train away. You can tell the residents retold to count off from one to thirty and they kill the one that fell on thirty. The and one of those was my brother they killed many people mandal. You'll men women and children were separated into groups. Julia was singled out by one of the commanders. She said she was ordering to a house next to the church but Admiral inside the house there are a couple of dozen paramilitaries and their commander L.. Mckinley asked me to kneel and I told him I only kneel before God equal she told me the man her knees with their assault rifles but the commander kicked out all but four men to were wearing masks. He was the first one to rape me. He did awful things to me me. I was a girl I was fourteen years old. Because Gillette later unconscious her mother and some neighbors brought her back to their. Your home took her family and friends. Four days to get you laid to a hospital. After two months of recovery. She found out she was pregnant. But I I found out I was pregnant and tried to take my own life but I didn't succeed. I say there must be a reason why it did not happen. It wasn't my child's child's fault. I was rate and I have my daughter I then left for Cartagena after leaving Cartagena for several years she laid eight in her family moved back to its allow. Soon others follow. The community started to come together ten years following the massacre town receive chief assistance to reconstruct their homes and their community but something was missing lovie. We noticed that there were no mention of sexual violence that took place during the massacre soccer. This was this experience that led her to become a social leader them whereas we started by empowering these women. We are teaching women to save money. Men Don't like women to have control over their income because they say they're women get out of hand. Several men have told me that now money. v O empowering women seeking justice to the victims of sexual abuse in the county is what God juillet almost killed. Julie organized the women in her community to file a class action suit to bring the perpetrators of sexual crimes to justice and the people in power who helped cover up these crimes. One of the conditions of the peace deal was to create a transitional justice system which would investigate war-crimes punish the perpetrators and have them accept responsibility. But with the treaty in limbo. The transitional justice system is slow to address the atrocities during the war almost twenty years after the Sula massacre. None of her perpetrator has been arrested arrested today. The atrocities are continuing across Columbia local activist. juillet are under threat for speaking up in working for their convenience even been sort of assessing. Now's in uniform was taught him as well as illegal and in price for one social social leader. That is killed. You have hundreds that. Go quiet because they're very afraid and Gobert twos was part of the Colombian government's is negotiation team for the peace treaty with FARC. She's a member of the Green party alliance in advocates for social leaders in parliament and a social leader in their community. He is the one person that is willing to raise their voice against corruption. Or is the one person that is willing to say. These politicians are actually buying votes. It's here and there and if you don't have that kind of civil empowerment then transformations of that community. Become impossible because because everyone is too afraid to raise their voice. The next day I went to meet another woman who allegedly. He's not afraid great to raise their voice and challenge the powerful figures who consider activists threat. These figures are also targeting other vulnerable groups such as Afro descendants indigenous communities informers travel by motorcycle to the neighboring town of someone that implement in this town of thirty two thousand residents it ends the majority have been victims of the war with FARC most of them are farmers whose land was taking by paramilitary groups were later later. Sold the property to wealthy land owners under the peace agreement. These farmers are entitled to get their Land Back. In fact nearly seven and a half million acres were. It should be distributed to farmers across the country yet. The Duke Administration has released less than six hundred and fifty thousand acres at a town. Now who meeting my Jellison Greta. Welcome her fellow residents. She's one of the farmers fighting to get the DUCA government to compensate her community for their losses. So you're lay. My journey's work has made her a target of illegal armed groups. Last may three men ambushed her car. She and her daughter survived the attack but one of her bodyguards was injured. Despite four attempts on her life she continues to fight for the rights of her neighbors generally Sunday introduce Senator Antonio Sandino to speak to the residents. He's on a speaking tour to talk about his work with the social movement. Defend the peace. Ask Yes senators. Gino also tells them how the Duke Administration is failing on the transitional justice system after the meeting he outlined for me the three key threats to the peace treaty. Remember your meal out of that about a better deal. I the rolling government parties. Fear is the truth will reveal many of the crimes that were committed during Ribas presidency by illegal paramilitary organizations these groups were working with the government officials who were complicit in the cracks okay secondly the big landowners who illegally acquire millions of factors the best lands across the country. They are at risk of losing seeing those lands. Because the peace reparation policy will return those lance through the thousands.
"colombia" Discussed on GroundTruth
"That is the sound of people banging pots pans on the streets of book with Dot Columbia. It is the sound of a protest movement in my home country. That's been simmering for months but came to a boil in these last few days of November. Tens of thousands nations are in the streets. The government has imposed a curfew in police. In riot gear stepped up their efforts to put down protests an eighteen year old protester tester named Dylan cruise was killed by the police. He has become a symbol of what one protester said was a generation robbed of its rites. The president of undo key is increasing the target of these protests some of the largest in most violent and Columbia's recent history Columbia's are fed up with with government corruption failing economy and they stole peace treaty that was signed into law two years ago and it's the status of that peace treaty that took me on a journey to visit an activist and there were motown offense allow. It's humid morning in the middle of July. I'm on my way to allow in the foothills of Montezuma Maria. It is an isolated group of small mountains near the north of Colombia and the Caribbean region. I'm heading there to meet inactive name. Delay Velasco at least I think I am. She agreed to be interviewed for this story. But she didn't give me her address. She just said that. Call me when you get here so I went. It's allows town of small houses on Sandy Roads. It was the site of one of the bloodiest massacres. During Colombia's ward with the FARC the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. I arrive around noon. The hottest time of the day. I called soldier late again. She told me to police station and asked for her. Please wanted to know who I was and why I was there. uh-huh juillet must have known they would do that for her protection. Aiming for years she has provided support for victims of sexual violence went as fought for the perpetrators to be brought to justice but this advocacy has brought unwanted visitors to her doorstep. Eventually police understood sued. I wasn't the threat and escorted to Julie's house when I arrived. Julia was packing everything she owned was going into a truck. Friends friends neighbors pretend year old pedal and her nineteen year old daughter. Catherine everyone was helping delay. She says she never planned to move away from its ever after all for work avoided to her community that change one nine in May her daughter Catherine was awakened in the middle of the night. Stranger was light in an envelope tie with a black ribbon on her front door she scream jeweler call the police and ask them to open. The envelope was a picture of delay taking. Recently when she was in town there was a letter to L. Pamphlet delay will doughnut Caroline Velasco. We must understand that. We don't want you here in one testimony. You will be the next leader killed. We know everything about about you everything that you do. You are a guerilla. Informant your meetings with women. We know that you visit nearby villages. The police are our allies allies. They tell us everything about you. The letter was signed by the a UC a right wing paramilitary group with roots and drug trafficking and the war with fork mark. The group has been blamed for carrying out massacres. And assassinations against activists like Julie Book a semi that Aquinas. I'm leaving because my life life here in this town is endanger. They don't want to see me here and I better go thing. Okay I have to protect myself and my family. Julie closed the door of her house and walked out to the street. She said goodbye to her friends and relatives. She didn't know when she would see them again with with her. Two Children Julie Climb into the back of a police car drove away the truck carrying all their belongings follow. They were headed to their new home an hour away. This is a story about a fragile peace. The court between the Colombian government and the country's main rebel group the FARC it is also about Colombia's political leaders whose actions or non actions are hurting the very people. This peace deal was supposed to help since eighteen nine when simone boulevards revolutionaries challenged Spanish colonial rule in South America the country we know today as Columbia has endured brutal civil wars violent narco trafficking and political instability through it all Columbia remained one of the few Latin American countries never ruled by a a dictator then under former president Alvarado or Ebay Columbia. According to many observers began to resemble something closer to a dictatorship ship than a democracy during rebates two terms from two thousand to two thousand ten he is credited for re-establishing security across Columbia but his brutal violence against FARC rebels also targeted innocent villagers. This has led to calls for his prosecution for war crimes. I today behind the scenes now. Senator Who des continues to derail the mechanisms for justice in postwar Columbia for this season of the ground truth podcast. We've dispatched reporters to detail. How populous leaders seem to be following the same how to guide to turn democracy against itself? Kim this is democracy undone. The authoritarians playbook took a reporting project from the ground. Truth podcast in partnership with the Atlantic magazine. I'm Charles Senate founder of the Ground Truth Project and this series focuses on seven countries Colombia Hungary India Poland Brazil Italy and the United States although although leaders in each of these countries may not be authoritarians. Their tactic seemed to be leaning in that direction. In the process of reporting these stories stories. We've identified common methods or plays from playbook that populist leaders are using to undermine the same democracies that elected them doc whether driven by heads of state or political parties these forces often deploy multiple tactics at the same time but we're highlighting one in each country for this episode. We're investigating how the tactic of undermining institutions as endangered a fragile peace in Colombia. Yeah which had been gripped by a war with FARC rebels for over fifty years. The human toll of the war is devastating. Two hundred twenty thousand dead eighty thousand disappeared fifteen thousand victims of sexual violence and seven million internally displaced replaced after Syria it's the largest displaced population in the world the twenty sixteen landmark peace treaty outlined special courts to try crimes committed during the conflict. Those who confess to their crimes would be given more lenient sentences. Reparation programs would to compensate the victims of the conflict in the hope. was that this process of healing would safeguard the democracy but that process is stalled for this. Chapter of the authoritarians playbook undermining institutions in Columbia are global reporting fellow. Juan Dondo Investigates Investigates whether the peace can really take hold in Colombia two thousand sixteen was a watershed year for Columbia Santo. The President of Colombia and Timoshenko Jimenez the rebel leader of FARC sign historic agreement. That formally ended more than fifty fifty years of conflict. It was a remarkable scene. Guests were dressed in Wayne to symbolize peace in a children's choir Saint Beethoven's Ode to Joy Komo cheng-kuo spoke I near the end of his thirty minute speech made a plea to the entire country. I will like to ask for forgiveness for all the pain that we have caused during this. He'll outside of Santa spoke necks with great anticipation. He said that the entire planet celebrates because there is one less war in the world he also drinks FARC members directly under new role in Columbia. Society Brendan Today as you rejoin society. Heidi has become a political party without weapons following the rules of Justice Truth and reparation but a part of this agreement has an antiquated Gomo. Heavy style has head of state of this country. Thought we all love. I would like to welcome you to democracy it. It seemed this historical event would unite the country w Fauria did not last long the hope of ending the war now rested with the entire entire nation. The peace deal needed to be approved by Colombians in order to be implemented in just a few days later the voters responded Colombian though just narrowly rejected a peace deal on Sunday that aims to end one of the world's oldest.
"colombia" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"And after that cacao auto or coffee will grow and happy things will follow in one way or another colombian farmers has had obscene iteration that have been the same efforts in the two thousand some going back to the nine hundred ninety s and each time this has not panned out because once the money dried up the immediate survival money that that cold it dried up the legal economy oftentimes didn't take off and it didn't take off in the ways that could robustly support the family now we are also in the situation russian where there is more cocaine columbia that has been any point that is driven my multiple factors some of which have been growing demand way beyond the united states and europe in places like brazil argentina some of which have to do with and element of the negotiated deal with farmers knowing that they would get some sort of benefit so many farmers came into growing more cocaine order to qualify for benefits now the duke administration wants to be you better different from the scientists administration also for restarting forster allocation the santos administration that signed the deal has suspended aerial spraying at the time it was the only country that aerial spraying no other countries engaging in areas paying and his engaged for few decades columbia was spraying until fourteen fourteen when the santos administration suspended it because of concerns that life say had gotten on genetic effects now the duke administration is denying that evidence and has sought to get a court permission to start spraying again they are experimenting with spring drones but really that's just sort of tactical tactical play here about the larger issue as to whether forced it is by spraying can get you to a viable lasting production significant action coca in my view would dozen but meanwhile it generates all kinds of very negative spillover effects on the stabilizing effects for for the peace deal and this is crucial to understand is really not just about the deal with the farc the peace deal is also very much deal between the state and urban part of columbia society and the rule population and violating the designed however problematic of the drug doc policy also violates the trust that people in rural areas were asked to once again. Give the state that this time the state will the fbi a benign and positive presence in their life. Let's move onto another major factor in the implementation of these accords and that's the crisis in venezuela. Thousands and thousands of venezuelans have been displaced from the turmoil in that country have crossed the border. Many of them are in colombia. Can you address the impact that is having on the situation in colombia there too important effects one is there's over years of war in colombia. Many colombians fled to venezuela aw when venezuela was a more stable and peaceful place and so there's a long standing relationship between colombians and venezuelans and now there's reciprocity the colombians ambiance in general have been quite welcoming of venezuelans. Now we're talking at this point one point five million venezuelans in colombia alone. Let let alone transiting to other parts of peru and chile and elsewhere so they really are shouldering a big burden on dealing with this now for the the most part they are integrating. They are trying to legalize them story. Today was about the legalizing of twenty four thousand thin venezuelan babies giving them documentations so they can have a legal identity in columbia. That's all very positive and important but i wonder how long the patients will last and whether we're going to see outbreaks of xenophobia so far it hasn't happened..
"colombia" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"There was a gap when duquet came into office where those farmers were not getting paid. They weren't getting paid their survival will wages so to speak to knock and that was creating tension in problems for them to live and survive in the big picture. Though the estimate awesome it is at least one. I've seen recently is that it would cost columbia about forty five billion dollars to implement the peace accords over fifteen years so that's roughly roughly three billion dollars a year which in the colombian economy g._d._p. <hes> of around seven hundred eleven billion dollars. We're talking about half a point of g._d._p. It's doable. Proposition and columbia has a relatively healthy economy. They just joined o._c._d. So it's something that they can do. The political will is is there. Let me ask you to talk more about the coca production cocaine problem unfortunately when a lot of people think about colombia <hes> stereotypically they think of the cartels the median cartel cali cartel what impact does continue production of cocaine or maybe other illicit. The drugs have on implementing the accords move forward yeah well. It's pretty much at the core of struggles for columbia and the core of highly different viewpoints you points on the issue so for decades now perhaps as a result of u._s. Engagement over the years the colombian political elites technocratic technocratic elite has come to believe that coke is the source of all of colombia's problems so if there is no coca won't be any conflict in my view the dynamic make goes the other way because there is conflict prostate presence violence <hes> luckily canonica pure -tunities marginalization that is very significant coca production what action and cocaine trafficking but nonetheless the outcome of this believe in columbia that the presence of the commodity is the source off problems then leads the government to adopt what's called zero coca policy namely the idea that coca needs to be eradicated and national level or local level and then when that happens there will be peace the scenario is already problematic in many ways because not just the insurgents like or the dissident dissident groups the bundles criminality or parade in many other illicit domains engaged in general is extortion. They engaged in illegal mining. Thank legal logging. They have other sources of income so even if there is no coca that is still criminal activity and there are still criminal proceeds but it's also problematic because because it creates constant replay of the same counternarcotics policy that in colombia's history has never produced lasting good outcomes and this relates to the point ted made about the meant for farmers. Did this presumption that before farmers can qualify for any kind of aid eight particularly long-term aid the need to eradicate coca. This is called voluntary eradication but i very much question the voluntary nature because if you don't etiquette and you won't get support in your cook will be at advocated forcibly so what is the level of voluntary as opposed to really indirectly coerce if you would like but also it takes few hours to destroy the coca fields even if they can be replanted but it takes years of development for four sufficient human capital infrastructure value added chains security access to migrated access to titles to be created and in fact globally. There's only one country that managed to get rid of its caucus through noncoercive means through alternative livelihoods and.
"colombia" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"What violations occurred have a historical record that most of site he can agree to and then on top up of that pursue accountability against the worst crimes and the perpetrators of those crimes and on top of that the colombian experience dance brings in elements certainly reparations that is not new but victims should be compensated for what happened to them as you said you know two hundred sixty thousand some people were killed over the years of this conflict millions displaced so reparations and compensation but also guarantees of non-recurrence meaning there has to be a full recognition and acceptance of responsibility by both parties other actors for the crimes that they committed and commitment never to do again you know it's the prevention of future returned to conflict and their whole set of mechanisms behind that so this reinforcing set of elements call it the four pillars of transitional justice that come to life in the colombian process one way to think about transitional justice is to think about what are the mechanisms necessary to make sure that conflict doesn't restart and are two different strands of processes that often cut against each other once trent is the sense that injustice was whilst perpetrated and so the part of transitional justice is to address the grievances resentments that might have accumulated so that people fool don't try to seek revenge on both sides the people who were victimized by the insurgents but also the insurgents who were victimized by government forces by other the military actors by other non state actors and dead fast of the transitional adjusted as part of the deal is on restorative justice justice hostage to restore victims sense of dignity the psychosocial capacity to move on but also the ability to restore the insurgents the militant's ability to operate in society because of society simply ostracizes them while what might be left to them other than to return to crime or violence silence the other strand of course is however the need for leniency to also give the militants or for that matter possibly even military military army members police officials who committed crimes which was very much part of the colombian process oftentimes there were extraordinarily egregious royal relations of human rights by armed forces in colombia to give them away out of the conflict because if you sign a peace agreement and up going to prison for thirty years years the to my face in the u._s. criminal justice system for committing homicide. What incentive do you have to sign a peace deal while you might as well fight to the death and it's the tension between two how much leniency versus how much punitive justice what kind of reparations what kind of forgiveness and and what kind of insistence on making comments that is related the core of the struggles dilemmas and what the transitional justice processes deal with one i picked picked up another attention and the piece that you wrote about it's the tension between a government warning. The former farc fighters to reintegrate and society kind of individuals maybes navy's individual farmers here individual farmer there as opposed to reintegrate into society as a cohesive political group. Can you address that particular attention sure you know and again that is the difficulty or the struggle that many negotiate spe- settlement faces so to give you completely different example today after after defied in iraq of isis. There are militias that form to fight the isis. Some are shia militias marshall militias. They're called hush all choppy well. They have become enormously powerful political actor deeply penetrated also traded if you want to negative spin or from their perspective if deeply integrated into the iraqi state and dominate the iraqi state so the actors are cohesive actor really extraordinarily political capacity and institutional solutions capacity in columbia people like former president valery begged cut and participate anyone duquet certainly did not want to see that kind of institutional and institutionalize cohesiveness and power.
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"colombia" Discussed on Slate's The Gist
"A lot of americans know at least vaguely the story of publis kabar i don't think so many people here know about what followed escobar's death why do you think that is those stories haven't been told and escobar is this very he was such an extreme figure and it was all about him and you've had lots and lots of books and movies made about him but he was killed in nineteen ninety three and the story of what came afterwards is more convoluted involves more characters and those characters haven't been quite as flamboyant in their behavior even though they are often just as murderous and cruel and ruthless but they're just haven't been as many books and movies made about it i think it's complicated i think people have had trouble wrapping their heads around it do you think any part of the reason a lot of people don't know about what follows escobar especially in the us is because the us is role in columbia is a lot more ambiguous in the years after escobar i think the us role in columbia condemn be confusing and hard to explain and the thing is they've talked about it as the war on drugs but in the late nineties the us started plan colombia which was this huge package of aid for columbia overwhelmingly military aid and supposedly was meant to fight drugs but it went to a military that was at the time to significant extent complicit with the paramilitaries and like i said the paramilitaries were the biggest drug traffickers in the country so us aid was going to ultimately work with the drug lords against another group of grill is who were also involved in the drug trade.
"colombia" Discussed on Slate's The Gist
"And you need to tell your husband and then he let's her get off the elevator but he says something like i'll see you in english class later which to her is chilling because she was taking an english class and it just shows that they knew everything that she was doing of course that's terrifying because they know that these people will act on those threats can you explain how in the context of colombia's very long war how the notions of what is right and wrong could get kind of skewed for people how could a former army soldiers start collaborating with paramilitaries that were engaged in these atrocities engaged in drug trafficking how do people justify those choices everything gets distorted because you're in an environment where for one it's extremely dangerous to do the right thing and to do your job correctly it means standing up to organize crime which has managed to sneak into everything around you you don't know who to trust trust and if you do your job as you're supposed to you might risk your life and on the other hand you have so much wealth and power available to you if you collaborate with these groups so i think it's not surprising that after generations of this happening for many people you're just choosing the path of least resistance and then you have the emotions that go along with having grown up in in an environment that war and where your relative might have been killed or kidnapped or where you're living in fear or your land was taken from you and so there are people who feel attached to one side or another based on who victimized them and so people will justify the actions of the paramilitaries because they'll say you know the the guerrillas were kidnapping my family member they killed my relative and the other way around to.
"colombia" Discussed on Slate's The Gist
"Than a museum tour to understand how the civil war in colombia evolved over the past forty years how it got muddied by the drug trade and how the us and the us is war on drugs came to be both a help and a hindrance to columbia while people there were crying out desperately for peace in the spiel i'm gonna take some time out for mary wilson it's not me time it's she time mary wilson is the name of one of the women who took the political establishment by storm last week in the texas midterm primaries she's a democrat running in a solidly republican district and she is outperforming all expectations but then of course she is i will explain but first my interview with maria mcfarland sanchez marino maria mcfarland sanchez marino's book there are no dead here tells several stories it recounts the reason history of columbia and how and ideological struggle became muddied as violence begets more violence and then how idealistic people put their lives on the line to expose institutions corrupted by violence and drug trafficking and how those people reestablish the rule of law berea thanks so much for being here thank you so much for having me i knew nothing about columbia's history until really recently so i think it will help people if they get a little bit of background can you give us the quick and dirty history of colombia from about the nineteen forties to the period that your book focuses on the nineties early two thousands sure so columbia has been at war for for decades since the sixties basically in a war involving leftwing guerrillas the most well known are the farc the military and overtime right wing paramilitary groups who claimed to be.