Stories about Colombia from July, 2005
Panama, Colombia: Darien Gap
El Sur links to a moblog which covers that unforgiving space of Panamanian and Colombian jungle which keeps most Pan-American travelers from driving straight through, known as the Darien Gap.
Colombia: Freeing FARC Hostages
Plan Colombia and Beyond has a thoughtful dissection of the long road awaiting Colombian president Uribe, who is trying to negotiate the release of fifty-nine hostages held by the leftist group, FARC.
Latin America Responds to TeleSur's Launch
This past Sunday a small group of 25 journalists in Caracas, Venezuela began pilot-broadcasting a new Pan-American satellite news network called TeleSur which, by September, hopes to be reaching audiences all throughout the Americas with at least nine regional bureaus including Colombia, Argentina, Cuba, Brazil, Washington D.C, La Paz and...
Latin America: Inter-American Development Bank Elections
Juanson World has an excellent rundown of the candidates to join the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Development. His post was then updated at 1 p.m. to note that Colombian ambassador, Luis Alberto Moreno won the post.
Juanson World: Justice or Impunity?
Christian of Juanson World gives a survey of criticism and support for the recently-passed Justice and Peace Law in Colombia.
Colombia, Bolivia: Coca buybacks
Plan Colombia and Beyond writes about a new Colombian initiative to buy back illegal coca harvests in Colombia. The post notes that a similar program in Bolivia a few years ago did not do much.
Colombia: El Tiempo RSS feed
Boz says Colombia's biggest paper now has RSS feeds.
Andean Nations: Andean conference
Boz is keeping his eyes out for English-language coverage of the Community of Andean Nations summit in Lima. So far, it seems to be scant.
Colombia: La Ciclovia
Bloggings by Boz explains La Civlovia, a Sunday morning tradition which “shuts down several major roads and allows people to bike, rollerblade and run.” Eduardo of Barrio Flores comments that a “Pedestrian Day” is held once a year in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Colombia: The Anguish of Living Displaced
John Guzman of Logtar's Blog has translated a poweful piece on what it's like to be displaced from Colombia. Guzman, himself a Colombian living abroad, says he relates to many of the author's observations.
Boz Covers Latin America
Boz, writing from Bogota, Colombia, has an excellent roundup of (mostly) Latin American links.