· May, 2006

Stories about Colombia from May, 2006

Colombia: President Uribe Reelected in Landslide

  30 May 2006

In a landslide decision (66% compared to runner-up Carlos Gaviria's 22%), Colombians went to the polls on Sunday and reelected President Álvaro Uribe. Here is a selection of what Colombian bloggers had to say about his victory. Gabriel Goldo is ecstatic [ES]. La Democracia habló, esperemos la pronta paz en...

Colombia: “Friendly fire or foul play?”

24 May 2006

Adam Isacson has a thorough review of the controversial incident on Monday, which has been officially described as “friendly fire” and mistaken identity between units of Colombia's army and police.

Colombia: Introducing Creative Commons

  12 May 2006

Ariel Vercelli is currently in Colombia garnering support for the adoption of Creative Commons licenses (ES). He recently gave a talk at the Politécnico Grancolombiano about “Creative Commons licenses in Latin America and their potential for collaborative production of content.” Carolina Botero (ES), currently in California, is one of the...

Colombia: Easing Abortion Laws

  11 May 2006

Noting that “Colombia is a very Catholic country,” Steven Taylor mentions yesterday's decision by the constitutional court to allow abortions “in cases of rape, incest or if the life of the mother or foetus is in danger.” BlueElephant opines (ES) that “hypocrisy remains latent, but this small step should be...