· May, 2010

Stories about Colombia from May, 2010

Latin America: Internet Day Festivities Across Region

  22 May 2010

Internet Day is an event that started in Spain in 2005 and has been spreading throughout the world thanks to the United Nations, which designated May 17 as the World Information Society Day. This year, in many countries across Latin American, there were events that were promoted and organized through blogs and Twitter.

Colombia: Presidential Candidates Answered Questions Asked on Youtube

  20 May 2010

Colombian political website La Silla Vacía [es] (The Empty Chair) with the support of TV news channel NTN24 organized a presidential debate where candidates answered questions people submitted through online video platforms, emulating the CNN YouTube debate that some say [es] put Obama in the White House.

Colombia: A Day Without Cars in Medellín

  6 May 2010

The city of Medellín recently celebrated the Day Without Cars, where motor vehicles were prohibited from the streets of the Colombian city. As a way to raise awareness about the effects of vehicles on the environment, many enjoyed the break, but it also affected some sectors of society.