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· November, 2007

Stories about Colombia from November, 2007

Brazil: Blogger is awarded prize for investigation

Eduardo Machado, one of the editors of PEbodycount [pt], received an Investigative Journalism award for his special report ‘Colombia Plan: A Manual Against Violence’, the first account in the country...

Colombia: The Future Freedom Plaza in Medellín

President Uribe was recently in Medellín to mark the beginning of construction of the future Freedom Plaza. PISO TR3S [es] does not understand the point of the old-fashioned traditions of...

Colombia: Philips to Move Offices from Venezuela

The multinational corporation Philips has decided to move its offices from Venezuela to Colombia writes the blog Liberal Colombiano [es].

Innovative Tools: Live Bicycle Radio

Innovative tools in Colombia and Bangladesh are bringing internet access to communities that would otherwise be disconnected. We take a look at wi-max bicycles in Medellin and mobile phone internet...

Colombia: The Breakdown of Negotiations

Adam Isaacson of Plan Colombia and Beyond provides a thorough analysis of the hostage mediation that was called off by Colombian president Álvaro Uribe.

HiperBarrio: Changing Perceptions with Creativity

Rising Voices grantee, the HiperBarrio project, is a great example of how underrepresented communities are increasingly able to tell their stories to the world from distant and remote places. Their...

Colombia: Pictures of Senator with FARC Leaders

Colombian bloggers react to pictures posted by a press agency featuring a beret-wearing Senator Piedad Cordoba smiling and holding a bouquet of flowers while embracing FARC leaders during a recent...

Colombia: Large Hail Storm Rocks Bogotá

The Colombia Herald writes about the biggest hail storm in the history of Bogotá, which caused mass cancellations and injuries from the large hail.

Colombia: Local Elections and Uribe's Influence

Colombia recently held local elections, which were marked by campaign violence. They were also characterized by the influence by current president Álvaro Uribe, who still enjoys considerable popularity around the...

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