Colombia History Politics

A Short History of the Colombian Conflict

A Short History of the Colombian Conflict

For all its excellent travel opportunities, then is no denying that Colombia is a country with a turbulent past. The violent conflict which has blighted the country over the past five decades has undoubtedly left its mark on the culture and outlook of its...

Colombia History Politics

The Rise and Fall of Pablo Escobar

The Rise and Fall of Pablo Escobar

Pablo Escobar was the most notorious figure of one the darker periods of Colombia’s recent political history. Though he started out as a petty thief and small time dealer in the city of Envigado, just outside Medellin, he later was to become one of the...