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· September, 2010

Stories about Colombia from September, 2010

Colombia: University of Antioquia Closed After Clash Between Students And Police

The University of Antioquia, one of the most prestigious institutions of higher education in Colombia, was closed September 15 following a confrontation between students and police. Using blogs and twitter,...

Colombia: Rainy Season Especially Strong This Year

Albeiro Rodas writes that this year's rainy season”has been especially strong, according to the authorities.” He also writes about a landslide that took place yesterday and “covered the Medellín –...

The Invisible Border Between Ecuador and Colombia

The Colombia-Ecuador border is once again a contentious issue. Both countries have a border of 586 km and with it a long history of conflict, mutual accusations and reports of...

Colombia: First Reactions to the Death of FARC Leader ‘Mono Jojoy’

Víctor Julio Suárez, better known as Jorge Briceño or Mono Jojoy, one of the top leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), was killed in the so-called "Operation...

Italy: Social Media Week in Milan and Worldwide

Social Media Week is an eclectic, multi-city event (Sept 20-24) aimed at connecting people, content, and conversations about emerging trends in social and mobile media.

Colombia: Virtual Gifts for Medellín on its 335 Birthday

On November 2 the city of Medellín will celebrate 335 years of its founding. The account @cumplemedellin was created on Twitter so that its citizens can tweet the symbolic present...

Colombia: The Case of J.J. Rendón, ‘he who can't be named’

Tomáz Garzía, a Colombian blogger and cartoonist, revealed through his blog that he had received an email from the legal representative of controversial Venezuelan Juan José Rendón, demanding that he...

Colombia: Blogger Censored, Asked to Remove Content

Tomáz, in his blog Mundo Graficador, shares [es] and reacts to an email he received from the legal representative of someone he had talked about in his blog. In the...

Colombia: Soldiers Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Murder of Indigenous Leader

In Colombia Passport Albeiro Rodas writes: “Six soldiers were found responsible of the murder of indigenous leader Edwin Legard and sentenced to 4 years in prison […] The indigenous leader...

Getting to Know the Global Voices Latin America Team

The Global Voices Latin America team of volunteer authors has grown over the past three years. During this transition and the presentation of a new Regional Editor, Silvia Viñas, let's...

Colombia: Hiperbarrio Bloggers on Violence in Medellín

Violence, murder, theft and crime are a constant in Medellín and its metropolitan area; issues all people must learn to live with and a social phenomenon that has grown in...

Colombia: Children's Literature Author Jairo Aníbal Niño Dies

Jairo Aníbal Niño, one of the most-loved authors of children's literature in Colombia, passed away last Monday. Twitter users and bloggers remembered the author and his work.

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