Co-author Jaime Arredondo
The pandemic has negatively affected substance users particularly in the U.S.-Mexico border region, where traffickers, wholesale buyers, retailers, and consumers converge.
One of the backbones of democracy is conflict. Humans are conflictive by nature, not violent, and democracy, through political parties, institutions and a whole regulatory cast of freedoms, guarantees, rights and duties, channels conflicts and resolves them in an institutionalized manner. However, in Colombia this does not happen.
America is the pandemic’s world epicenter but there is one exception: Uruguay. However, the arguments presented in this and other articles, as well as by the government and the opposition do not explain the reality of the country. The fundamental causes of the miracle may have little to do with Charrúa merit.
The pandemic has exposed governments to a number of new dilemmas. Respecting civil liberties or social control? Some of the leadership would seem to have shipwrecked in the face of these dilemmas or, worse, to have turned the intensification of these contradictions into a form of governance.
This is an independence project with policies that project xenophobic expressions against those who, supposedly, are not integrated into the organized community. A community that exclusively extols what is different on the basis of a constant manipulation of history.
The great ideological adversaries of ‘nationalism’ are today in crisis, as is the idea of ‘globalization. This opens the door to the return of national cultural perspectives, in some cases packaged within civilizational dimensions.
Many times in the world of personal and political intrigues we have seen poison appear as a character in history. This deaths populate fantasies of secrets, cunning and cowardly actions, denunciations and seek to repair reputation and dignity through humiliation or injustice.
“This Committee will not rest until it sees behind bars these human beasts (Western-Indians) unworthy of being called citizens; settlers who bite the hand of this land (East) that opens its arms to them to get them out of poverty, and they will pay for this affront”. These were the words of Romulo Calvo, the president of the pro-Santa Cruz civic committee.