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· January, 2008

Stories about Colombia from January, 2008

Colombia: March Against the FARC

Carlos from Liberal Colombiano [es] explains the reasons why he will attend the February 4th march in protest against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

Colombia: Disparity Between the Number of Male and Female Bloggers

Juliana Rincón provides some hypotheses as to why there are more male bloggers, than female bloggers in Colombia [es].

HiperBarrio's Citizen Journalists Bring Their Local Community Together

With just seven months of experience, the young and extremely motivated participants of HiperBarrio have blossomed into genuine citizen journalists. By rescuing their community's forgotten history, they have also helped...

Colombia: In Remembrance of Tomás Carrasquilla

Piso Tres [es] remembers Colombian writer Tomás Carrasquilla on the anniversary of his birth nearly 150 years ago. Several associated activities have been taking place in Medellín and Santo Domingo...

Colombia: Congressional Delegation and Release of Hostages

Adam Isaacson of Plan Colombia and Beyond is returning from Bogotá, where he accompanied a delegation of U.S. lawmakers that visited Colombia. He provides some thoughts on the visit.

Colombia: A Million Voices Against the FARC

Liberal Colombiano [es] and Jorge Montoya of Fabrica de Cosas [es] are taking note of the interest in the “A Million Voices Against the FARC” citizen's campaign in Colombia.

Colombia: The Kidnapping of a Friend

Balada del Elefanta Azul [es] laments the news that a good friend Alf Onshuus was recently kidnapped by the FARC in Colombia. His reaction, “one does not know what to...

Colombia: Uncertain Future for the Hostage Situation

In the wake of the release of two women who had been held hostage by the FARC terrorist group for 5 and 6 years, there are mixed feelings regarding the...

Colombia: Deforestation near the Medellín River

Juliana Rincón of Medea Material [es] writes a recent camping trip, where deforestation was very noticeable near the Medellín River in Colombia. She also links to various photographs that she...

Americas: End of the Year Traditions

End of the year traditions across Latin America are varied, as many include local customs, the preparation of delicious food, and plenty of loud fireworks. This is a collection of...

Colombia: Filmmaker Stone and the Hostages

The U.S. filmmaker Oliver Stone was on hand to document the handover of the FARC hostage, which ultimately failed. Constanza Vieira of Heavy Metal Colombia [es] discusses Stone's presence.

Colombia: A Look Back at the Six Months with Hiperbarrio

Catalina Restrepo of Cosas Del Alma [es] reflects upon the last six months of being a part of the Hiperbarrio project in La Loma neighborhood of Medellín, Colombia.

Americas: A Look Back at Global Voices – Part I

Global Voices - Latin America is covered by an excellent team of volunteer authors, who know the local context and can read the pulse of their respective blogospheres. This is...

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