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· March, 2009

Stories about Colombia from March, 2009

Colombia: Searching the Bodies of Murdered Indigenous

The National Indigenous Organization of Colombia publishes on its blog the route [es] the humanitarian minga is following since Monday in order to recover the corpses of the indigenous Awás...

Colombia: Convergentes Restarting Activities

The citizen media project, Convergentes in Medellín, Colombia, is restarting “with new spirit.” The site for HiperBarrio [es] has a summary of these latest activities.

Colombia: Are Politicians Making the Most Out of Twitter?

In the last few weeks, as the race for the May 2010 presidential elections has started, two presidential candidates have decided to join the Colombian 'twittosphere'. But, after some initial...

Colombia: Against the Release of Guerrilla Fighters

Charly from Carlos Cuentero [es] and Alejogalvis from Censura20 [es] show their outrage for the release of two high profile FARC members from prison, who will become “promoters of peace”,...

Colombia: Documenting the trucker's life on the road

What is life like when you are constantly on the road? Blogger Francisco Cárdenas, best known for his blog Cine al Oído, has set out to experience that and share...

Colombia: Insecurity at Antioquia University

A former student at Antioquia University in Medellín, Colombia was killed with six shots to the head by two masked men. Juliana Rincón of Medea Material [es] provides some of...

Colombia: Monuments and Landmarks

A year ago we wrote about Vlog International, a network of Spanish speaking vloggers who send in videos on a certain topic, and then one of them puts them all...

Americas: Celebrating Women's Day

Bloggers from across Latin America also commemorated International Women's Day with posts about the day which is celebrated every March 8 throughout the world. Some also took the opportunity to...

Colombia: More on the Illegal Wire Tappings

Last week, the illegal wire tapping scandal uncovered by Semana news magazine was the main headline in most news outlets and the talk of the day on some blogs in...

Colombia: Medellin tastes fear again

Fear has returned to the citizens of Medellin, Colombia. A few days ago we wrote about the return of curfews and restrictions on male passengers on motorcycles, both created by...

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