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· August, 2006

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...

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...

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...

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