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· March, 2008

Stories about Colombia from March, 2008

Colombia: Contest brings forth multimedia citizen journalists

Contest open for anyone, regardless of nationality, to write, show and create content telling the world about a very special place in Colombia most people wouldn´t normally be aware of....

Colombia: Reyes, the New Che Guevara?

Carlos of Liberal Colombiano [es] writes a poster being displayed in Venezuela that shows fallen guerrilla leader Raúl Reyes as a symbol of peace and he writes whether Reyes in...

Colombia: Campus Party Rescheduled

Cafe Gua Gua [es] is reporting that the Colombian version of Campus Party has been postponed a week due to many requests from participants.

Colombia: Reward for FARC Guerrilla for Killing His Commander

Shortly after the death of FARC leader Raúl Reyes, it was revealed that another high ranking member of the guerrilla forces, Iván Ríos was also killed. It was assumed that...

Colombia: The Results of HiperBarrio

Victor Solano of ¿Comunicación? [es] reflects on the positive results that the project HiperBarrio has accomplished in Medellín, Colombia.

Women Hold Up Half the Sky: A Poetry Jam

In celebration of International Women's Day, Rising Voices grantee and Nari Jibon founder, Kathryn Ward, came up with the idea of a friendly poetry competition among Rising Voices bloggers. Participants...

Venezuela: Agreement Reached in Santo Domingo

After a very tense week between three South American countries, presidents from the entire region met in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The original agenda was scrapped in order to address...

Brazil: Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and the besieged Latin America

There was a lot of talk about the 'Border Crisis in Latin America' on the Brazilian blogosphere in the last few days. Brazilian people suffer from an endemic form of...

Ecuador: Diplomacy and OAS Resolution Not Enough

Milton Ramirez of BPLE [es] collects more reactions from Ecuadoran bloggers, but also summarizes that the recent meetings at the Organization of American States were not enough to “restore the...

Ecuador: What Should Happen With the Border Crisis

Danny Ayala Hinojosa of El Federalista [es] writes what he wants regarding this border crisis, “We want the Venezuelan and Ecuadoran troops to return to their bases,” and “We want...

Ecuador: Double Standards for the FARC and Colombia

“The FARC can violate our borders on a daily basis, set up camps in our jungle, but the Colombian government cannot? It is only then, when we explode, break off...

Colombia: View from U.S. Primary Candidates

Plan Colombia and Beyond collects the reactions of the three remaining U.S. presidential candidates regarding the recent tensions between Colombia and Ecuador.

Barbados: Neighbours at War?

“In case you haven’t noticed, a few of our neighbours are making noises that sound very much like war”: Barbados Free Press wonders whether the Venezuela/Ecuador/Colombia issue will have an...

Venezuela: More on the Crisis

Kira Kirakin's new blog is called Anotaciones Al Borde [es] and her recent entry has to do with the tool Google Earth and the possibility of seeing FARC campsites.

Brasil: The FARCs statement in face of the death of Raul Reyes

Professor Antônio echoes in his blog[PT] the statement allegedly made (in spanish) by FARC's High Command in face of what they call “the assassination of Raul Reyes”, one of the...

Colombia: The Unsettling Conflict with Ecuador and Venezuela

Colombian bloggers are closely following the events unleashed by the Colombian army's incursion into Ecuadorian territory. Fear of war is palpable throughout the discussions on the legitimacy of the attack...

Colombia: Karaoke Blogger Night in Cali

A group of bloggers from Cali, Colombia gathered for Karaoke Blogger Night, and Blog del Incognito [es].

Trinidad & Tobago, Colombia, Venezuela, USA: Taking Sides

“You would think that, as a general principle, if country A sends troops across the border into country B, that the world community should stand in sympathy with country B’s...

Honduras: Picking Sides in South American Conflict

Aaron Ortiz of Pensieve [es] wonders which side Honduras would pick if the conflict between Colombia and Venezuela escalated.

Americas: Overview of Crisis Between Three Countries

The Boliviarian Crisis for Dummies is a blog post provided by El Útero de Marita [es] to better explain the recent turn of events involving the countries of Colombia, Ecuador...

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