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· February, 2009

Stories about Colombia from February, 2009

Colombia: Restrictions and Curfew in Medellín

In Medellín, Colombia, Juan David Escobar is critical about the new restrictions for male passengers on motorcycles and a city-wide curfew for bars outside of designated areas [es]. He points...

Colombia: Another Illegal Wire Tapping Scandal

The news magazine Semana recently revealed that the "secret police" of Colombia had been illegally wire tapping politicians, journalists, magistrates, intellectuals and even government officials close to President Álvaro Uribe....

Colombia: Drawing Attention to the Cause of Minority Groups

Minorities in Colombia, such as indigenous groups, have not been given much importance and Carlos Correa of Palimpsesto [es] suggests that they follow the example of the Cauca indigenous community...

Colombia: The Awá Indigenous Community Caught in the Middle

The ongoing conflict deep within the Colombian jungle between the FARC, ELN and the Colombian Armed Forces often finds people caught in the middle. Authorities are investigating the killing of...

Colombia: Three Local Films Make Top 50 List

Three Colombian movies recently made the list of the Top 50 Ibero-American films [es] of all time in a survey sponsored by Noticine writes Jerónimo Rivera.

Colombia: The Latest Hostage Release and Opportunism

With the latest hostage release by the FARC in Colombia, Marsares of equinoXio writes that “opportunism also was present” and that each hostage “sought to be the centre of the...

Colombia: The Release of Alan Jara

Bogotá Subterranea [es] is celebrating the release of Alan Jara, a Colombian professor and former governor, who will held captive by the FARC for nearly 8 years.

Colombia: Small Price Difference Between Regular and Premium Gasoline

Carlos of Liberal Colombiano [es] does not understand why there is not much price difference between the regular and premium gasoline in the country.

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