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· December, 2008

Stories about Colombia from December, 2008

Burning the Year Away: New Year Traditions

In many South American countries, it has become a tradition to burn human shaped representations of the previous year, as a way to get rid of everything bad that the...

Americas: A Look Back at 2008

In 2008, the Latin American team from Global Voices helped add context and helped highlight voices of bloggers that wrote about the numerous news stories that took place across the...

Colombia: The Murders of Journalists

A recent investigation in Colombia found that the majority of journalist murders have remained with impunity. Victor Solano of ¿Comunicación? [es] asks, “How many more journalists must die before the...

Cuba: García Márquez Gives Scriptwriting Workshop

In Cuba, Zenia Regalado writes about Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez’ annual workshop given at Havana's International School of Theater and Television [es]. Ten students participate in the workshop with...

Colombia: Pablo Escobar's Brother Makes Claim of AIDS Cure

Colombia's twitterers are buzzing about the television declaration of the cure and vaccine for AIDS that druglord Pablo Escobar's brother, Roberto states he has discovered. So far, the only available...

Video: Eliminating Violence against Women

A series of videos bring attention to the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25th and to the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence...

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