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Aymer Alvarez

Aymer Alvarez has worked for El País for more than thirty years, winning three international prizes for photography and more than fifty awards in Colombia—among them two Simón Bolivar prizes and the National Prize for Journalism from the Bogotá Press Circle, the top two honors for journalists in his country.


Through the Eyes of a Blind Mayor

One of the most oft-repeated rumors about Apolinar Salcedo, the disgraced mayor of the Colombian city of Santiago de Cali, is that he replaced the carpet in his chambers with wood floors to make sure no one could sneak up on him. Salcedo is b [...]