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· July, 2006

Stories about Colombia from July, 2006

Colombia: The Casa de Paz

Adam Isacson writes from Medellín, where he describes his visit to the Casa de Paz: “The sole resident of the Casa de Paz is Francisco Galán, an ELN guerrilla leader...

Global Food Blog Report #25

#1: From Malaysia, Tham Jiak on Tastes of YesterLife: If one's life can be determine by food preferences, I believe that I might be an Indian in my past life....

Costa Rica, Colombia: SoHo Magazine

Cristian Cambronero has an entertaining meditation on the Colombian magazine SoHo (ES), which he describes as “Maxim with less beach.”

Colombia: ¡Feliz Día de Independencia!

Bethany wishes Colombia a happy Independence Day. Harry Hutton celebrates the day with a rant against the American habit of taking credit for all world events.

Colombia: Cyber-war

Colombian blogger Bluelephant says (ES) that a group of Muslim cyber-criminals called “The Islamic Brigade” is carrying out selective attacks on weblogs with a pro-Israel political line: “They erase them...

Bahamas: A drug lord's legacy

In light to recent rumours that notorious Colombian drug lord Carlos Lehder was seen partying at a Bahamian resort, Larry Smith discusses Lehder's “Bahamian legacy”: “The bottom line was that...

Colomabia, El Salvador: Happy Latin America

John Guzman and Tim Muth are among the many bloggers to point out that Latin American countries did quite well in the Happy Planet Index.

Colombia: First WiMax Network in Cali

Engadget, Fayer Wayer (ES), and the podcast Todos Contra el Muro (ES) all discuss Latin America's first deployment of WiMax long-range wireless internet coverage in Cali, Colombia.

Colombia: “Keep the UN's human rights mandate”

According to Adam Isacson, Alvaro Uribe's government is, essentially, “gagging the UN High Commissioner’s office in Colombia.”

Colombia: FARC's Political Will

As Colombian President Álvaro Uribe begins his second term, Adam Isacson tackles two difficult questions: Has the FARC rediscovered politics? Does it matter?

Colombia: Blackface at Bogota Pride

Andrés Duque has a thorough summary of pride parades from around Latin America, including a disturbed observation of the use of blackface imagery in Colombia.

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