Stories about Colombia from January, 2006
Caribbean: BlogHer's site launches
BlogHer's new “internationalized” site is now online, with Karen Walrond covering Latin America and the Caribbean.
Caribbean: The Taíno & Catholicism
Indigenous issues blog Voice of the Taino people links to an article entitled “Christianity, Capitalism, Corporations, and the Myth of Dominion”, noting that the “Roman” Catholic Church still has not properly addressed the call by the Taíno and other Indigenous Peoples world wide for the revocation of the 1493 Inter-Ceatera...
Plan Colombia and Beyond: Notes on a Senate staff trip to Colombia
Adam Isacson has a typically meticulous post documenting the visit by Senator Richard Lugar's assistant, Carl Meacham to Colombia where he released a report calling for the continuation of US aid in its present form.
There is No Festival in Cartagena
The following is an abbreviated translation of a post originally written in Spanish by Colombian journalist, Efraim Medina Reyes at Blogscolombia.com. In the most recent issue of the magazine, Arcadia, a brief note appeared about the virtual event, No Hay Festival (There is No Festival) which, with the collaboration of...
Colombia: Rise of Paramilitary Political Influence
Adam Isacson runs through last week and explains the political gains made by paramilitarists in Colombia.
Andean Countries: Digital Andean Library
Otto Boye y Arturo Durán introduce (ES) the Digital Andean Library (ES), which makes available to internet users various studies, books, and documents from the Andean countries of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.
Biking to WSF
Colombian ecologists are riding their bikes from Pamplona (Colombia) to Caracas (Venezuela) to attend the WSF. The 8-days tour aims to promote environmentally friendly transportation.
Colombia: The rise of Colombia's “Democratic Left”
Noting that poll respondents are now focusing on economic issues and are open to negotiations with leftist guerillas, Adam Isacson foresees a rise in the newly unified “Democratic Left,” perhaps even unseating the main opposition “Liberal Party.” He then profiles 10 leading figures of Colombia's left.
Colombia: Transgender TV Diva
Andrés Duque highlights the career of soap opera diva, Endry Cardeño, noting that she is probably only the second transgender woman to play the role on TV and that “in the United States you still have producers who won`t hire a transgender actor to play the role of a transgender...
Colombia: Rural Wi-Fi; Family
John Guzman links to an article about a large-scale broadband rural access project in Colombia on Proyecto Colombia, while he compares family structure between Colombia and the U.S.A. on his personal blog.
Colombia: U.S. aid to Colombia
Plan Colombia and Beyond breaks down the numbers of U.S. aid to Colombia in 2004, 2005, and what has been requested for 2006.
Blogging in Exile
The following article was originally written in Spanish by Sebastian Delmont, a Venezuelan native who now lives and blogs in New York City. It was published in the first (and only) issue of Weblog Magazine, but is also available at Delmont's second blog, Zona Geek. Following the article, I will...
Colombia: Binational Relationships
“WorldCitizen” generates a lively response on the Poor But Happy forums when she voices her problems with common stereotypes of binational relationships between Caucasian men and Colombian women.
Americas: Remembering 2005 and Predicting 2006
Both A.M. Mora y Leon and Boz offer their top 10 lists for Americas stories of 2005. Adam Isacson, meanwhile, has some predictions for Colombia in 2006.