Stories about Colombia from November, 2008
Colombia: Pitching In for Suso
Xady of Expresate [es] provides the latest update on the campaign in the Medellín, Colombia neighborhood of La Loma, where local bloggers from the Convergentes project are pitching in to build a house for one of their community members, Suso.
Latin American Bloggers jump into Reality Television
Chevrolet and NatGeo have launched a reality show that mixes driving, tourism, gadgets and blogging throughout South America. On The Road Again follows 6 bloggers in 6 different countries, driving around, taking tours and documenting their experiences through streaming video, blog posts and pictures, and it will later on be featured on a NatGeo channel show.
Colombia: Indigenous March Arrives to Bogotá
The indigenous march has arrived to Bogotá and Bogotá Subterranea [es] is welcoming them with open arms.
Colombia: Government, banking and pyramid schemes
Colombians are buzzing in outrage after the collapse last week of several investment offices which were operating as Ponzi schemes and pyramids, where people would deposit their savings and receive up to 300% in return. The last company standing was DMG, which has a massive following and is now being investigated and its owners arrested for alleged connections with drug trafficking cartels, money laundry and unlawful acquisition of funds. Surprising though, is that their followers have been unfailing in their support, defending DMG and its strategies on forums, comments and websites.
Colombia: Shocking Way How Some Youth Get Drunk
When Juliana Rincón of Medea Material [es] read about a shocking way how youth in Barranquilla, Colombia became drunk as a way to avoid having alcohol on their breath, she took her doubts and asked the Colombian twittosphere whether it was true, and she learned from others that it is...