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· July, 2010

Stories about Colombia from July, 2010

Venezuela and Colombia: Online Political Cartoons Add Humor to Current Events

Humorous political cartoons provide a steam valve for Colombians and Venezuelans who tune into the web for different perspectives on current events through animated online web shows.

Colombia: Twitter Reactions After Special Session Between Venezuela and Colombia at OAS

The recent tension between Colombia and Venezuela was eventually taken to a Special Session in the Organization of American States (OAS) where both ambassadors presented their points of view. During...

Blog Carnival: Colombia, Women and the Web – A Summary

There seems to be a concern among Colombian women about defending their rights and about increasing the number of women who can use the Internet and new media to express...

Colombia: Twitter Reactions to the Colombian Bicentennial and its Google Doodle

On July 20, Colombia celebrates 200 years of the declaration of independence and the start of the wars which ended August 7, 1819, when the then New Granada achieved its...

Colombia: Critical Views on the Bicentennial

The 200 years of the Colombian independence is the subject of posts by Jaime Restrepo on Atrabilioso [es], who criticizes the common stereotypes about Colombians and their urge to “get...

Colombia: Uproar After Former FARC Hostage Íngrid Betancourt Seeks Compensation

Rescued two years ago after being kidnapped by FARC in 2002, French-Colombian citizen Íngrid Betancourt is now claiming millions in government compensation for her 6-year captivity. The uproar caused by...

Mexico: Fighting Violence with Art?

Enrique Torre Molina from Vivir México [es] wonders if Mexico could imitate the initiatives from Medellin, Colombia to fight violence by promoting the arts. As an example, he talks about...

Colombia: 200 Years of Independence

The blog Realidades Colombianas [es] writes about the bicentennial of the independence of Colombia, thanking those who sacrificed their lives for the “new generations, meaning us.”

Colombia: Blogs About Colombian Literature

Colombian literature is known around the world because of authors like Gabriel García Márquez and his book "One Hundred Years of Solitude". However, he has become almost the only Colombian...

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