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· April, 2007

Stories about Colombia from April, 2007

Colombia: Paramilitary Scandal, Crimes, and Media ‘Coincidences’

Colombian bloggers react to a special section in the El Tiempo newspaper devoted to gruesome accounts of human rights abuse at the hands of paramilitary forces. [ Warning: The article...

Colombia: Leading Cause of Death for Children in Bogota

Balada Del Elefante Azul [ES] is frustrated at the fact that the leading cause of death for children aged 12-17 in Bogota is by bullet or knife. He is also...

Getting to Know Global Voices’ Latin America Team

Some of the very best weblogs from around Latin America hardly ever receive mention on Global Voices. That's because their authors are also contributors here and spend most of their...

Colombian blogosthing reacts to the new concept of BlogTV

The Medellín blogosphere experienced a communal "what the ?" about 3 weeks ago, when we discovered that a new TV show about blogging would premiere. Blogger reaction was mixed to...

Colombia: Al Gore's Snub

President Alvaro Uribe of Colombia has been attracting a lot of criticism for his alleged ties with paramilitary forces in his country. Because of these unclear links, former U.S. Vice-President...

Colombia: Putumayo YouTube Videos

“In early 2004, colleagues at the Colombian human-rights group MINGA gave us a very interesting, and potentially useful, CD. It contained several videos of interviews with peoplein the southern Colombian...

Colombia: Five questions on the ELN deal

Boz puts out five questions on the ongoing peace negotiations between the National Liberation Army (ELN) and the Colombian government. Adam Isacson has more.

Colombia: The disappointing debate on paramilitarism in Antioquia

Yesterday finally the long awaited “debate” on paramilitarism in Antioquia department, where President Álvaro Uribe was born and was Governor from 1995 to 1997, was held at the Colombian congress....

Colombia: “From Chocó to Chicó”

“How unexpected: Colombia’s northwest department (province) of Chocó is suddenly en vogue. After the scandalous death of 49 children from hunger in the last three months—adding to countless others we’ve...

Colombian Contrasts: Bush, Spanish Royalty, literature, kidnapping, internet week and free hugs.

A range of posts reflecting the multifaceted Colombian blogosphere: from free hugs and blogger meetups to Bush induced rioting, royal visitors, online campaigns and musings on civilian journalism and the...

Colombia: Celebrating Internet Week in Medellín

Noting that BlogsColombia recently organized a successful blogger bash in Bogotá, Juliana Parra and fellow Medellín bloggers are now planning their own event to celebrate Internet Week from May 14...

Colombia: Protesting Hunger

Voices are starting to rise up against malnutrition in Colombia. First Carlos Raúl van der Weyden Velásquez writes “we should not be surprised” after news leaked out about the the...

Argentina, Colombia, Bolivia: 100 best novels written in Spanish in the past 25 years

With CNN and the BBC no longer readily available in Buenos Aires, perhaps it's time to get acquainted with what the Colombian magazine Semana calls the “100 best novels written...

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