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Bishop Vera on the EZLN: “Their Proposal Is Peace”

One of the latest representatives of the ‘progressive’ current of the Catholic Church, Raúl Vera López is the bishop of Saltillo, Coahuila, and was involved in the peace process after the Zapatista Uprising of 1994. Reflecting on the twentieth anniversary … Continue reading

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Colombian Politics and “Mamertos”

While in other nations in Latin America the word mamerto refers to someone who is slow, stupid, arrogant, clumsy, tired, or even drunk, in Colombia the word takes on a strong political meaning. It is used to refer pejoratively to … Continue reading

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