Maryanne Schiffman

Maryanne Schiffman is an independent journalist living in Colombia. You can find her at

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Sunday, September 01, 2013
An Open Letter to Colombia's President Santos
Two weeks ago in Bogotá, in the very same Plaza de Bolivar that turned into a melee on Frday, thousands of people squeezed into that very plaza to dance and enjoy free salsa concerts. They were completely open to the public…. and nothing bad happened. So here’s the question: “If you can secure the Plaza de Bolivar as a space for thousands of people to dance salsa, why can’t you secure it as a space for thousands of people to peacefully demonstrate?”
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