· August, 2006

Stories about Colombia from August, 2006

Colombia: Putumayo's White Elephant

31 August 2006

Adam Isacson on the strange and revealing scene at a high-profiled animal-food concentrates processing plant in the town of Orito.

Colombia: Launch of Creative Commons

  17 August 2006

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

8 August 2006

An experiment in “synchronized communication,” blogsColombia has started a chat page to promote interaction among the national blogging community.

Colombia: Nude Images Draw Criticism

  7 August 2006

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

4 August 2006

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...

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