Hector Abad Faciolince
Héctor Abad Faciolince is a Colombian author and regular columnist for El Espectador, Colombia.
Being a child means more than being under age. The State has a responsibility to ensure that all children have a childhood. Some politicians in power think that the solution to every problem is a hard hand, even if the victims are children…. Continue reading »
The Colombian wilderness has been protected from mining by the 50 years civil war with the FARC guerrillas. No investor was prepared to take the risk of its infostructure being blown up and its personnel assassinated. Now that the civil war is over, mining companies are moving in to bribe local communities with false promises… Continue reading »
I am forever indebted to the Catholic Church and Cardinal Alfonso López Trujillo. When I was a happy and irreverent twenty year old student at the Pontifical University, I published an article in which I openly insulted the Holy Father. “The Meddling Pope”, it was called. I say that I am forever indebted to the… Continue reading »
After centuries of war, European unity has been one of the world’s greatest achievements in the second half of the 20th Century. But can it last? The recent European Parliamentary elections have given rise to Euro scepticism and hostility to immigration. It is a testing time for Europe. John Menadue El Espectador, Colombia, 4… Continue reading »