Stories about Colombia from March, 2007
Colombia: Army commander allegedly linked with paramilitaries
Both the Colombia Herald and Plan Colombia and Beyond take a closer look at a front page Sunday LA Times story alleging the chief of Colombia's army, Gen. Mario Montoya, has worked closely with paramilitary groups.
Arepa de Huevo from Colombia, Ceviche from Ecuador and Pupusas from El Salvador!
#1: From Colombia: Nika's Culinaria shares a delicious recipe with step-by-step photos on how to prepare a traditional Colombian delicacy: Arepa de Huevo (Arepa with Egg) My first experience with it was when we visited Colombia 25 years ago. As in other latin american countries, street vendors sell all manner...
Colombia: Garcia Marquez Honoured
Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his “extraordinary literary career” were the toast of the fourth Congress of the Spanish Language held in Colombia. The Latin Americanist gives details.
More watchdog blogging from Adam Isacson: “here is our most current list of Colombian government officials and congresspeople facing accusations of assisting or associating with paramilitary groups.”
Electronic arts scene mingles with marginalized communities in Colombia
Take electronic media, a community with a violent history and music, and you have the necessary ingredients to make a Pixelazo. “Pixelazo is the new Colombian node in the Pixelache festival network. The first Pixelazo event will be organised by Intermundos.org in collaboration with Pixelache Helsinki and several Colombian collaborators.”...
Colombia: University professor murdered in Cartagena
Andres Duque finds yet another Latin American police investigator who tries to explain a homicide as “promiscuous homosexuality.”
Colombia, Latin America: US Aid to LatAm
As George Bush heads to Latin America, White House officials make the claim that US aid to Latin America has doubled since Bush took office. But is it true? Adam Isacson examines the numbers.
Cuba, Colombia: Meeting Gabo
On the occasion of the writer's 80th birthday, el Cubano de la isla meditates upon (es) a fleeting encounter between Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez and Ernest Hemingway in Paris: “The sad thing is that when wake up tomorrow, I'm not going to be in Paris, but in Havana, and...