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

Simone

In the summer of 1927, where there is the bluest sea in the world, Simone Veil was born. Her love for her family and for justice, and that air of freedom she breathed as a child in the Mediterranean [region]…

364 days

25 October 2022, El Espectador At the time of sending this column I have gone 364 days without hearing my mother’s voice, without a hug from her or finding her at home reading a book about the cosmos or writing…

#YouShallNotKill

27 September 2022, El Espectador Beyond political parties, beyond faith or agnosticism, beyond the courage or fear that we carry on our backs, and beyond obsessions with enclosing ourselves between visible and invisible borders, something on which almost all of…

“Memento mori, memento vivere”.

13 September 2022, El Espectador Memento mori, a Latin expression that reminds us of the fragility of life, the inexorable nature of death and the futility of vanity. In a country adept at statements of violence, one might think it…

Colombia: A swinging country

6 September 2022, El Espectador A month ago, Colombia lived through the most symbolic presidential inauguration in its history. In 30 days, fundamental changes have been proposed that had not been outlined in 30 or even 300 years; but we…

School and the truth

In order not to make the same mistakes or fall into the traps that have dehumanised us to death and beyond, Colombia’s children and young people need to know what happened to us, why it happened to us and how…

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…

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