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· July, 2008

Stories about Colombia from July, 2008

Colombia: Continued Support for Suso

Catalina Restrepo of Cosas del Alma [es] updates readers on the continued efforts by members of the ConVerGentes blogging community in Medellín, Colombia in support of Suso, a local resident...

Colombia: Freedom March Around the World

After the rescue of 15 high profile hostages held in the FARC's power on July 2nd 2008, the same group that organized the last global march on February 4th against...

Colombia: Google in Support of Colombia

Google displayed a Colombian flag on its main search page in support of peace in the country notes Café GuaGuau [es].

Colombia: 60th Anniversary of Professional Football

Rafa XII of equinoXio provides some historical details regarding the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Colombian Professional Football league.

Colombia: Humane Group Protests Circus Animal Cruelty

AHURA, the Humanitarian Association for Animal Rescue, peacefully protested last Monday in Bucaramanga against the Mexican Circus, part of the Hermanos Gasca circus company who uses animals as part of...

Colombia: The Release of Alf Onshuus Niño

Otra Expresión [es] reports that Colombian-Norweigan Alf Onshuus Niño was recently released by the FARC in an act unrelated to the recent rescue of 15 hostages. The blogger at Balada...

Colombia: Hostage Rescue Raises Concerns

After the rescue dubbed as “perfect” by liberated former Presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, who was rescued by the Colombian army on Wednesday July 2nd along with 14 other hostages being...

Cuba: A FARC Cry

Cuban blogger Machetera questions the timing of the rescue of French/Colombian hostage Ingrid Betancourt. And, she says, the comments of this high profile hostage show Ms Betancourt's experiences with the...

Colombia: Íngrid Betancourt and Other Hostages Rescued

Colombian bloggers praise the government for the military operation that rescued 15 hostages held by the FARC, all without a single shot being fired. This has proven to be yet...

Americas: Region Celebrates Rescue of Betancourt and Other Hostages

The entire Latin American region celebrated with the people of Colombia upon hearing the news that ex-Presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and 14 other hostages were rescued. In the operation named...

Colombia: Reactions to the Hostage Rescue from the Bogotá Airport

Juliana Rincón of Medea Material [es] writes about finding out about the new of the rescue of the Colombian hostages through Twitter, and also the reaction of the people in...

Colombia: Making Up for Lost Time

Tienen Huevo [es] celebrates the freedom of FARC hostage Ingrid Betancourt in Colombia. He writes that “we are waiting to make up for lost time,” and previews her possible return...

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