GSPIA, Universidad de los Andes Conclude First Semester of New Capstone Partnership

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 14:00

The Bogotá River is a major source of water for Colombians in the province of Cundinamarca, which surrounds the country’s capital. It flows from the northeastern border of the area, skirts around Bogotá, and drops 515 feet at the magnificent Tequendama Falls. The Bogotá ends in southwest Cundinamarca, where it drains into the Magdalena River. Unfortunately, the Tequendama Falls have been known as “the largest wastewater falls in the world,” according to Canada’s International Development Research Center.

La Teichopolítica: Construcción de Barreras Fronterizas en un Mundo Globalizado

Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 10:00

En los últimos años el mundo globalizado vive una gran paradoja: fronteras cada vez más débiles para favorecer el intercambio comercial pero en las que se construyen todo tipo de cierres para evitar la permeabilidad de los límites físicos a la movilidad humana.

Coca: Misrepresented, Underappreciated

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 17:00

Every day, millions of people in the Andes use coca like people in North America use coffee; they brew the leaves in hot water to make tea; some chew on the leaves to reenergize at work. For centuries, Andean populations have cherished the health and spiritual benefits of coca. In both uses, coca acts as a mild stimulant––like coffee––that can also suppress hunger, thirst, pain, and fatigue, and even relieve symptoms of altitude sickness. 

Supreme Court of Venezuela Declares Amnesty Law Unconstitutional

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 08:15

     On April 12, 2016, the Supreme Court of Venezuela declared the Law of Amnesty unconstitutional. The amnesty law, presented by the Bureau of Democratic Unity (MUD), aimed to benefit 78 political prisoners and, after approval, President Maduro reiterated that it "would not pass," because – according to him – Amnesty  was intended to "protect criminals[1]."

A Snapshot of the World's Strangest Prison

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 08:00

In La Paz, Bolivia there is a prison unlike any other. It is home to thieves, tax evaders, drug traffickers, rapists, and murderers alike, as well as their families. It is unique because it is largely unguarded (about 50 guards are employed to stand watch on the outside) and because it is completely community run. San Pedro is the topic of much controversy. Questions such as “Why should criminals be allowed to govern themselves and roam freely,?” as well as “Why should children live with these men?” arise.


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