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Carlos F. Torres
Carlos Torres is the editor of El Molino Online, a Spanish-language magazine published in New York City. A native of Colombia, Carlos has lived in various US cities as well as in Europe and Latin America.

Entries by Carlos F. Torres

How 'Je Suis Charlie' Was Hijacked by Opportunist Politicians

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 1:59 PM


If a picture tells one thousand words, the photo opportunity at Sunday's massive march in Paris could very tell 1.5 million lies.

Lies and deceit to every one of the participants. And to the world who followed the event.

Heads of state...

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Barbs and Darts But No Bombs or Bullets Will Mark Congressional 'Debate' Over Paramilitary Violence in Colombia

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 9:25 AM


The upcoming parliamentary "debate" between two leading political figures in polarized Colombia promises to be as riveting, intense and nasty as riveting, intense and nasty can get.

Firebrand leftist Senador Ivan Cepeda, after tortuous procedural maneuvering, has managed to force former president and...

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The Best Way the U.S. Can Help Fight ISIL Is Staying Out

(0) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 4:08 PM

2014-09-14-1024pxTerritorial_control_of_the_ISIS.svg.pngWhen president Obama repeated what has become a ritual for every president since George Bush the Elder and from the White House announced a new war on Iraq, the question that should have come to everyone's mind is, "exactly what Middle East success...

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It Increasingly Looks Like Peace Will Have a Chance in Colombia

(5) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 12:45 PM


At a time when violence and killing seem to break out everywhere around the world, an increasingly strong beam of hope is being cast from Colombia where a 60-year old conflict between the government and marxist guerrillas may be coming to an end.

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In Ferguson the Media Got It All Wrong: The Real Story Is a Community Fighting Back

(8) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 6:40 PM

2014-08-18-Ferguson_Day_4_Photo_48.png Photo: By Loaves of Bread, Creative Commons License.

The real Ferguson‬ story is about a community that's grown so fed up with being pushed around that they've decided to fight back against what amounts to an invading army.

It is a...

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A Bittersweet Ending to The Official Story, Loaded With Learnings for the American People

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 11:38 PM

Credit: Mónica Hasenberg via Wikimedia Commons

The miraculous finding of the kidnapped-at-birth grandson of the head of a leading Argentine human-rights organization is worthy of noting not just for the closing it brings to this human drama but because it sheds light...

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The Butcher's Bill in Gaza: Far Greater than Casualty Figures

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 11:16 AM

In the widely-praised naval series by Patrick O'Brian, following each engagement, Captain Jack Aubrey would ask ship doctor Stephen Maturin "What is the butcher's bill"?

With broken masts and burned decks still smoldering, the dead still warm, and the wounded...

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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Should Help Broker a Peace Deal in Gaza

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 9:48 AM

The world should call on Juan Manuel Santos, president of Colombia, to help reach a deal in Gaza.

Why Mr. Santos and why Colombia, so far away from the Middle East?

Because his administration has been negotiating a peace deal with FARC, the world's oldest guerrilla organization, and other...

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