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· December, 2007

Stories about Colombia from December, 2007

New Bloggers Use Poetry to Describe Their Communities, Feelings, Friends

The new bloggers of Rising Voices outreach projects in Colombia, Bolivia, and Bangladesh are more than just up-and-coming citizen journalists. They have also discovered the power of prose to reveal...

Americas: Year in Review

Plan Colombia and Beyond reviews what took place in Colombia and Latin America in 2007.

Colombia: The Discovery of a New Gold Mine

A new gold mine was recently discovered in Colombia and can place the country in the top 10 producers in the world writes Proyecto Colombia.

Colombia: Letter to Emmanuel

Bogotá Subterranea [es] writes an open letter to four-year old Emmanuel, the son of FARC captive Clara Rojas, who is reportedly due to be set free soon.

Colombia: Blogs from Semana.com

Machete [es] wonders about the fate of the blogs from Colombian magazine Semana.com.

Colombia: Kidnapped Victims To Be Possibly Released

Reports out of Colombia state that the a few kidnapped victims are set to be released by the FARC. Constanza Vieira of Heavy Metal Colombia [es] writes about this news.

The First Six Months of Rising Voices

As we all get ready to enter 2008, Rising Voices celebrates its first six months of existence. It is time to step back, reflect on where we've come and think...

Colombia: Comparing Rates of Kidnapping

Nicolás París of Machete [es] compares the rates of kidnapping in Colombia and Venezuela.

Suso, Gratitude, and Human Dignity

Originally published on Rising Voices. Every neighborhood has it's own local set of celebrities who become either famous or infamous for their talents, idiosyncrasies, and personal histories. They are the...

Colombia: El Nuevo Herald and Uribe

Plan Colombia and Beyond writes about investigative journalism written by reporters from El Nuevo Herald about Colombian president Álvaro Uribe.

Colombia: Santa Fe de Antioquia Film Festival

Juliana Rincón of Medea Material [es] writes about her recent experience at the Santa Fe de Antioquia Film Festival in Colombia.

Colombia: Bloggers Fight for Creative Commons Rights

Colombian Flickr users and bloggers united against a regional newspaper that violated a Creative Commons license that a user placed on her photographs, a license which has full legal standing...

Colombia: Released Videos Shows Silence From Hostages

Videos that show "proof of life" were discovered last week when 3 emissaries of the FARC terrorist group were captured. The videos contain poignant images of several of the hostages...

Colombia: Resurgence in Football

Colombian football is experiencing a resurgence after beating the Argentina team in World Cup qualifying, explains Proyecto Colombia.

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