20 de julio: Colombian Independence Day

Colombian independence

¡Felíz día de Independencia! July 20th is Colombian Independence Day.  A day in Colombia to get off work, drink some Aguila beer or some aguardiente, and to appreciate the history of Colombia. July seems to have a disproportionate number of national holidays celebrating an independence day.  There is of course the U.S. American Fourth of …

Explore the Site

As I continue to edit my book and work towards a publication date (fall 2013 is likely at the moment), I want to invite you to take a look around the website.  I will continue to post every week or so on news events about Colombia, about my writing process, and a few things in …

Profile: Medellín

National Public Radio ran an interesting profile of the city of Medellín today.  It is in some ways a reflective of Colombia's changes as a whole - not without its problems with poverty and violence, but leaps and bounds over what Medellín was like in the 1990s when it was the "Murder Capital of the World." …