Stories about Colombia from May, 2009
Colombia: HiperBarrio Workshops in Ituango
The HiperBarrio project has been conducting blogging workshops in the Colombian community of Ituango and Blueandtanit of $ujetate [es] provides details on the weekend's activities.
Colombia: Bogotá Campus Party 2009 Blog
The official blog of Campus Party Colombia 2009 [es] is now providing updates on the activities scheduled for the event to held in Bogotá on July 6-12.
Colombia: Cyber-Politics for the 2010 Elections
With the Colombian presidential elections set for 2010, the list of candidates has not yet been finalized, but campaigning is well underway. Some candidates have started to use digital tools to reach voters, and at the same time bloggers and twitterers are critiquing how they are used. For some, they see it as a waste of time considering the lack of availability of the internet for many Colombians, but others appreciate the attempt by politicians understanding that it is a learning process.
Colombia: Two Years of Hiperbarrio
After two years since Hiperbarrio was founded in Medellín, Colombia, Catalina Restrepo of Cosas del Alma [es] looks back on the activities of the citizen media project.
Colombia: Where is the Water?
Angelgoth asks “where is the water? [es]” and writes about the difficulties of receiving water in the area of Bellavista near La Loma in Medellín, Colombia. Residents had the chore of finding water or asking friends and neighbors to share.
Colombia: Day of the Internet Activities in Bogotá
Carolina Botero writes about some of the Day of the Internet activities in Bogotá [es], Colombia.
Global Health: “Swine Flu” In Images
Though concerns over the "swine flu" outbreak have eased, the virus continues to spread throughout the world. The World Health Organization announced today that there are now 4,379 confirmed cases of the virus in 29 countries. Here are some images of the swine flu's impact globally.
Americas: Region Responds to the H1N1 Virus
Even though the epicenter of the H1N1 virus outbreak has been in Mexico, other countries in the region are finding ways to prevent and combat it. Bloggers have been keen on taking a close look at what their governments are doing to alleviate fears, or whether they are responsible for adding to the panic by some. Others Latin American bloggers are observing the behavior of their fellow citizens, often using humor to cut through some of the tension.