Stories about Colombia from August, 2006
Colombia: Putumayo's White Elephant
Adam Isacson on the strange and revealing scene at a high-profiled animal-food concentrates processing plant in the town of Orito.
Colombia: Notes from Putumayo
Adam Isacson has a typically indispensable post on his latest visit to Putumayo. Randy Paul applauds Alvaro Uribe's decision to issue arrest orders for the AUC paramilitary leadership.
Colombia: Launch of Creative Commons
Ariel Vercelli (ES) and project lead, Carolina Botero (ES) both announce the official launch of Creative Commons licenses in Colombia on August 22. Entrance is free and a live webcast will be available on RadioFantasmas (ES). Botero and Jaime Rojas have also posted a complete introduction and announcement in English...
Colombia: Blogging and Chatting
An experiment in “synchronized communication,” blogsColombia has started a chat page to promote interaction among the national blogging community.
Colombia: Nude Images Draw Criticism
Andres Duque describes the storm of controversy resulting from a series of semi-nude photos with religious overtones published in the Colombian monthly SoHo: “The images, which depicted recreations of Biblical passages such as the last supper and the crucifixion with the nude actress taking the role of Christ, were accompanied...
Colombia: Medellín's Dropping Crime Rate
Writing from Medellín, Adam Isacson notes that “last year, Medellín's murder rate totaled 37 killings for every 100,000 inhabitants. Suddenly this city – long considered one of the world's most violent – has come to suffer fewer homicides than U.S. cities like Washington (45), Detroit (42) and Baltimore (42). Medellín...