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· June, 2010

Stories about Colombia from June, 2010

Colombia: Rethinking the War on Drugs

Albeiro Rodas writes for Colombia Passport about recent reports from The United Nations Office on Drugs (UNODC) and says that “for an international community opinion […] this War on Drugs is divided...

Colombia: Beauty Queen falls from Molested Mare

Diarionocturno brings us citizen video from a regional Colombian parade: Keeping calm was impossible for this beauty queen in Andalucia, Colombia as the mare she was riding during a festival...

Colombia: Armed Forces Rescue 4 Hostages Kidnapped by FARC in 1998

News of the rescue of 4 FARC hostages in Colombia caused a quick reaction from Twitter users. They commented on their thoughts and feelings about the rescue itself, the political...

Colombia: Twitter and Facebook Users Report Possible Election Fraud

Twitter and Facebook were buzzing with images of discrepancies between the forms where votes were manually counted and the reported results for the past Presidential elections. These differences affected the...

Colombia: Parish Priest from Jongovito Bans Patron Saint Festivities

The news from the parish priest of Jongovito, from the city of San Juan de Pasto, banning the celebration of the festivities of San Pedro y San Pablo (which take...

Colombia: Reactions to Presidential Elections from the Blogosphere

The Colombian blogosphere also reacted to the outcome of the presidential elections held on May 30, discussing why the Green party candidate, Antanas Mockus, lost to the candidate of the...

Colombia: First Reactions to the Results of Presidential Elections on Twitter

The results of the Colombian presidential elections held on May 30 surprised a lot of people. Tweeter users used the microblogging platform to voice their opinions on the outcome.

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