The oldest newspaper in Colombia, El Espectador was founded in 1887. The national daily newspaper has historically taken a firm stance against drug trafficking and in defense of freedom of the press. In 1986, the director of El Espectador was assassinated by gunmen hired by Pablo Escobar. The majority share-holder of the paper is Julio Mario Santo Domingo, a Colombian businessman named by Forbes magazine as one of the wealthiest men in the world in 2011.


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How Rodrigo Duterte's War On Drugs Looks In Colombia

Beyond the Filippino leader's inciting vigilante killings of drug dealers, Colombian leaders who ...


The False Equivalency Of "Extremists" On Left And Right

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Perils Of The "Common Man" - How Male Anger Fuels Populism

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When Calls To Prayer Turn To Declarations Of War

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Rare Poll Finds LGBT Students Fear School Because Of Bullies

-Analysis- BOGOTÁ — A majority of gay and lesbian students in Colombia feel unsafe in school and almost a quarter of them miss classes because they fear getting bullied, a survey by two ...


Castro, Lessons For Leftists Still Defending Their Dictators

Enough with the praise the Left has shamelessly heaped on Fidel Castro. He was simply a dictator ...