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· February, 2006

Stories about Colombia from February, 2006

Colombia, Mexico: Language, Ethnicity, and Idenity

John Guzman pens his thoughts on language and nationality, commenting that not every Latino in the United States speaks “Mexican.”

Colombia: “Manual eradication in parks: set up to fail?”

Adam Isacson explains that aerial fumigation has caused Colombian coca growers to plant their crop in Colombia's national parks and that new proposals call for extending the fumigation to the...

Colombia: Hernán Giraldo

Adam Isacson tells the story of Hernán Giraldo, a drug-trafficking paramilitary leader, who will be released from prison in six and a half years as a beneficiary of the “Justice...

Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil: Everyone Loves Condoms

Risa writes about “An Interesting Proposal” made by the mayor of the Colombian town, Tulua which would “require all the residents over 14 to carry a condom with them at...

Colombia: Football Fans Buried in Their Colors

Marcelo MacKinnon writes on new coffins in Colombia “adorned with the colors and insignias of [the deceased's] favorite football club.”

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