Gloria Arias Nieto

Médica y periodista, columnista de El Espectador. Promotora de procesos de paz y reconciliación. Miembro del movimiento Defendamos la Paz (DLP) @gloriariasnieto

Expulsions that liberate

18 July 2022, El Espectador It is 6:12 p.m. on Saturday 16 July; I am walking along and I get the first message announcing news as petty as it is absurd: Humberto de la Calle – the only statesman we…

Colombia, June 2022

5 July 2022. El Espectador There are days and months full of meaning, like May 68 when students and workers took the spring and the streets of Paris to protest against capitalism and imperialism, and De Gaulle had to anticipate…

Sensibility

With only a few days to go before the second round, the public is already clear about the good, the bad and the ugly of the candidates and their programmes, the dilemma behind each blank vote and the irresponsibility implicit…

Exercising “mujeriez” (womanising)

What had to happen happened. The alliance between a lout and a deluded man could not go well. The candidate who won almost six million votes did not accept that the candidate with less than 900,000 would change the rules…

Voting with social intelligence

Pilate’s legacy or post-pandemic effect, hand-washing has become a general way out. We arrived at this last week navigating between tweets and speeches of false champions of the good, and the commandments of politics became adjustable to the convenience of…

Courage, said Freud

I write this column on the day that Carlos Gaviria – master and philosopher of life, politics and true justice – would have turned 85. He worked, read and taught to try to make the country less unequal, freer from…

Opinion vote

8 March 2022. The Spectator My vote is not secret. Humberto de la Calle led the two political realities with the greatest positive impact in the last 100 years in Colombia: The Constituent Assembly of 1991 and the Peace Agreement…

Inopia of the soul

15 February 2022, El Espectador On some pavements of Bogotá’s southern highway, they sell huge chunks of meat, offal hanging from itinerant hooks, splattered by the pollution of cars and the mud left by yesterday’s downpour. There are herbs for…

Change” has arrived

February 8, 2022. el Espectador Since Sunday we have had a magazine in cyberspace and on the radar of our criteria: it is called Cambio, and it has life because its managers have taken the courage to face the challenges…

Coalition, not collision

25 January 2022. El Espectador I am sending this column hours before the meeting of the Coalición Centro Esperanza (CCE) announced for Sunday night, so everything can change; but so far, it would seem that history has not been a…

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