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· May, 2007

Stories about Colombia from May, 2007

Colombia: Reactions to Paramilitary Chief's “Confession”

Colombian bloggers react to the testimony provided by paramilitary chief Salvatore Mancuso, in which he implicated many of the Colombian powerful and elite. Some think he should not be believed,...

Colombia: Global Voices Author Featured on Blogging TV Show

Juliana Rincon Parra, one of Global Voices authors, was recently featured on a Medellin television program called BloggersTV to talk about her work with that city's blogosphere and her blog...

Colombia: Nostalgia for Colombian Television

Carlos Raúl van der Weyden takes a trip down nostalgia lane after finding several YouTube channels devoted to old Colombian television programming. News programming and telenovelas are some of the...

Colombia: Bloggers Campaign for the Release of a 3-Year Old Hostage

Libertad para Emanuel is a blog that was started in order to call for the release of a 3-year old hostage taken by FARC guerrillas. Many other Colombian bloggers joined...

Americas: Copa America Blog

For fans of the “beautiful game”, a new blog site dedicated to the biennual football tournament, the Copa America, will come as a welcome surprise. The Copa America 07 Blog...

Colombia: The First Blogger Meetup in Medellín Results in Mixed Reviews.

Bloggers in Medellín Colombia comment on Medallo Bloguero, the first Blogger round table- meetup which took place on May 16th during National Internet Week.

Afghanistan: Angling For Failure?

Joshua Foust says that transplanting drug interdiction strategies from Colombia into Afghanistan is a recipe for failure.

Colombia: Poll Numbers Regarding Para-Political Scandal

Bloggings by Boz links to a recent poll conducted by Semana Magazine and Ipsos, which focused mainly on questions revolving around the paramilitary scandal in Colombia and the relationship with...

Colombia: Uribe's Bittersweet Visit to Washington

Colombian President Álvaro Uribe Vélez started a three-day visit to Washington, seeking support for Plan Colombia and the US Congress' approval of the Free Trade Agreement. Instead of he was...

Colombia: More Analysis on Uribe's Visit to Washington

Adam Isaacson's Plan Colombia and Beyond blog has plenty of analysis and follow-up on President Alvaro Uribe's visit to Washington, DC. He also links to quotes provided by members of...

Colombia: Uribe Met by Protestors During Visit to Washington

The Colombia Herald writes about President Alvaro Uribe's recent visit to Washington, where approximately 100 protestors greeted him with cries of “assassin!” in reference to the alleged ties to paramilitary...

Colombia: Five out of Five Cabbies Agree

Bloggings by Boz was recently in Colombia once again and launched an informal poll of taxi drivers in Bogota and Cartagena. All five gave President Alvaro Uribe high marks on...

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