· August, 2008

Stories about Colombia from August, 2008

Colombia: Narcotours in Medellín

  21 August 2008

In Medellín, Colombia, “narco”-tours are being offered for foreigners to visit sites associated with the drug trafficker Pablo Escobar, writes Jorge Gobbi of Blog de Viajes [es].

Colombia: The Road to La Loma in Medellín

  15 August 2008

The road up to the La Loma neighborhood of Medellín, Colombia is built for cars, trucks and buses. This leaves very little room for pedestrians, and Catalina Restrepo of Cosas del Alma [es] asks, “Where does one walk in La Loma?“

Video of Colombian refugees attacking a family in Chile raises concerns

  14 August 2008

A cell phone video where a group of people are seen attacking a family with sticks and stones, and leaving most of them unconscious, has been determined to show 10 Colombian refugees attacking a family of Peruvian residents getting home from a party in the town of Iquique in Chile on August 3rd 2008. This video evidence was used by the District Attorney in processing and imprisoning at least two of the Colombian refugees who were later released.