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· November, 2010

Stories about Colombia from November, 2010

Latin America: Summary of Several Leaked Documents on the Region

Erwin from The Latin Americanist summarizes some findings about U.S relations with Honduras, Venezuela, Argentina,  Colombia, and Panama from the diplomatic documents recently released by Wikileaks.

Panama: Asylum for Former Colombian Security Director Creates Controversy

The Panamanian government's decision to grant asylum to former director of the Colombian Administrative Department of Security -who is accused of illegal phone wiretapping- has sparked reactions on social networks...

Costa Rica: Germany and Colombia win La Ruta endurance cycling race

La Ruta de los Conquistadores is considered one of the world's hardest cycling races in stages and it took place last week in Costa Rica, with Colombian Angela Parra winning...

Colombia: Two More Colombian Traditions Named Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

Albeiro Rodas from Colombia Passport reports: “The Marimba music of the Colombian Pacific and the regulatory system of the Wayuu [indigenous] people of Guajira, were included in the UNESCO’s list...

Latin America: Travel E-Book Celebrates Latin America At Ground Level

Margaret Snook from Cachando Chile writes about Celebrating Latin America at Ground Level, a free e-book by Steven Roll from Travel Ojos: “a collection of tales from 29 expats and...

Colombia: Mayor of Bogotá isolated amidst corruption allegations

Bogotá Mayor Samuel Moreno Rojas faced criticism even before taking office in 2008; as the mayor, he has been regarded mostly as an "incompetent" who "lacks leadership", and is routinely...

Colombia: Protests against bad service in public transportation

Commuters in Bogota, Colombia once again protested against the bad service of the Transmilenio public transportation system as can be seen in this video. It seems that during rush hour...

Latin America: Music Blog “Club Fonograma” Reviews Latin American Music in English

Club Fonograma: We are Sudamerican Pop! is a music blog, written in English, that reviews Latin American music. Blog posts include audio or video of the band or singer being...

Colombia: Twitter Users Report On Clashes Between Armed Groups in Medellín

On the night of November 9th, in the Manrique Santa Inés sector of Medellin, Colombia, several loud shots were heard that the majority of inhabitants associated with gunfire. Quickly Twitter...

Colombia: Discrimination Against LGBT Community

Bitácora [es] shares a video report created by university students on the discrimination against the LGBT community in Colombia.

Online Video Contest on Responsible Consumption has Winner

A Colombian short film was selected as the winner from 10 international finalists in the 4th International online short film contest for Responsible Consumption Culture. This contest, organized by ECODES...

Colombia: Peaceful Protests to Violent Events in Medellin

The University of Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia was once more the center of a three point struggle between the government's police units, insurgent groups and the students, where the students...

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