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Date:
21 January 2014
Country:
Colombia
Title:
Trashing democracy in Bogotá: the real issue behind the mayoral crisis
Publication:
The Global Urbanist
Reporter:
Olga Abizaid, Melanie Samson and Federico Parra.
Description:

The career of Gustavo Petro, mayor of Bogotá, is on the line after allegations that he mismanaged the city's waste collection contracts.

 

While global media is focused on the implications for the peace talks with the Farc, Melanie Samson, Federico Parra and Olga Abizaid of WIEGO (Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing) argue that focusing on how this action is bound up in the fate of informal recyclers reveals the challenges faced by local governments everywhere in creating more just and equitable cities.

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