Daniel Raisbeck

Daniel Raisbeck

Daniel Raisbeck counts among his ancestors a Scottish mercenary and Colombia's second president. After a failed career in professional tennis, he has been writing a Ph D dissertation in Berlin. He also writes for Certamen, a Colombian online magazine.


Juan Manuel Santos

Colombia’s One-Trick Party

Nov 25 2011

Before he was known as the bane of the FARC guerrillas, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos had a reputation as a neoliberal apparatchik. Acting as


Colombia Lectures the USA About Drugs

Jul 07 2011

On the drug war’s fortieth anniversary, the news from the front is rather grim. In Mexico, the clashes between the army and the formidable drug


A Big Mess in Bogotá

Jun 22 2011

As the election for the next mayor of Colombia’s capital approaches, all candidates say they agree that “corruption is the worst evil facing Bogotá.” The

Cultural Caviar

Behavioral Guidelines for New German Immigrants

Dec 09 2010

In Germany, much of the talk these days is about immigration and integration. It all started when former Bundesbank board member Thilo Sarrazin published a