· January, 2008

Stories about Colombia from January, 2008

Colombia: March Against the FARC

  29 January 2008

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: The Kidnapping of a Friend

  15 January 2008

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 do…but one also feels that something must be done now, because each moment is important, each second is important.”

Colombia: Uncertain Future for the Hostage Situation

  14 January 2008

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 future political situation in Colombia, especially after the request by Venezuela´s President Hugo Chávez to world leaders to consider FARC an insurgent and not a terrorist group.

Americas: End of the Year Traditions

  8 January 2008

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 how some bloggers spent their holidays throughout the region.

Colombia: Filmmaker Stone and the Hostages

  8 January 2008

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.

Americas: A Look Back at Global Voices – Part I

  3 January 2008

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 the first in a three-part series of articles looking back at some of the topics that were blogged about in 2007.