· October, 2006

Stories about Colombia from October, 2006

Video exposes child-soldier's identity

  20 October 2006

If you've seen the guidelines for this site, you'll know that there are types of footage that we wouldn't post, and circumstances surrounding the shooting of particular videos that mean we wouldn't even link to them. Today's post is about one of those videos. I was researching a possible post...

Colombia: Drinking Coca Sek

  16 October 2006

Adam Isaacson of the Center for International Policy recently sampled the coca-based energy drink called Coca Sek, which is produced by an indigenous community in Colombia. Even though the legal drink provided a bit of a kick needed for late night dinners, Isaacson said, “If given a drug test, however,...

Colombia: New Bird Species Found

  15 October 2006

Proyecto Colombia celebrates the discovery of a new bird species in the cloud forest of the Santander province. The bird proudly flashes its colors, which match those of the Colombian flag.

Colombia: Tecdigestion

11 October 2006

Of T E C D I G E S T I Ó N [ES] by Alvaro Montes, blogsColombia writes [ES]: “From open source to “digital ecology,” with a critical vision of journalism, technology, and the current state of the digital divide in Colombia and worldwide. Highly recommendable.”

Colombia: Naked Reflections

9 October 2006

Naked Reflections [ES] is a Colombian weblog that deals with a lot more than just skin. blogsColombia describes [ES] the Medellín based project as “a subtle blog, feminine and with all the candor of a complex and sensitive woman. An unequalled hostess, Lully takes her audience for a journey across...

Colombia: “Operación Dragón,” 2 years later

  6 October 2006

Adam Isacson describes “Operación Dragón”, who was involved, who was affected, and where it stands now: “It has been two years now, and the Operación Dragón case has not moved at all within Colombia's justice system. The files are probably on somebody's desk at the attorney-general's office, but Operación Dragón...

Colombia, USA: Ugly Betty

  3 October 2006

Lots of opinions about last weeks US premier of “Ugly Betty,” Selma Hayek's adaptation of the hit Colombian TV show for a North American audience. VivirLatino declares “Ugly Betty is beautiful fluffiness while Andres Duque divides his review between “the good, the bad, and the ugly.” Colombian-born Logtar writes, ”...