· September, 2010

Stories about Colombia from September, 2010

Colombia: Rainy Season Especially Strong This Year

  29 September 2010

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 – Urabá Road in Manglar county, municipality of Giraldo. Thirty persons were reported missing when tons of mud and stones fall...

The Invisible Border Between Ecuador and Colombia

  25 September 2010

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 armed conflict and displacement.

Colombia: Virtual Gifts for Medellín on its 335 Birthday

  21 September 2010

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 they want to give their city on this occasion. What would you give your city on its "birthday"? Find out what citizens of Medellín are tweeting almost a month before the date.

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

  17 September 2010

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 erase the content where he refers to Rendón's participation in the recent Colombian presidential elections. Twitter users and bloggers have reacted to the email, emphasizing the right to freedom of speech.

Colombia: Blogger Censored, Asked to Remove Content

  14 September 2010

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 email, the legal representative asks Tomáz to remove the content where he was allegedly using the name and image of...

Getting to Know the Global Voices Latin America Team

  8 September 2010

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 take a look at the diverse community of committed bloggers from this region.

Colombia: Hiperbarrio Bloggers on Violence in Medellín

  8 September 2010

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 the last year. Bloggers from Rising Voices project Hiperbarrio expressed their feelings and different viewpoints on the matter in personal and group blogs.

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