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· December, 2010

Stories about Colombia from December, 2010

New Year's Resolution: Learn About Latin American Culture

Colombian/Argentinean Travelojos contributor Jennifer Lubrani writes about her New Year's resolution: “I’ve made it a goal to try to learn as much as I can about all of the other...

Latin America: 2010 in Review

An 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile, a police strike in Ecuador and the Nobel Prize in Literature for Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa were some of the news bloggers and citizen...

Mexico: Deceased FARC Commander's Emails Reveal Plans to Kidnap in Mexico

Gancho writes: “Emails on the computers of recently deceased FARC commander Mono Jojoy show that the group was considering entering the kidnapping market in Mexico strictly as a financing mechanism....

Colombia: During a Harsh Winter, President Santos Proposes Creation of New Cities

“President Juan Manuel Santos proposes the creation of new cities for that population that lives under risk, as we have seen this 2010 winter in Colombia. It is a great...

Colombia: Gramalote Town Evacuated After Heavy Rains, Sentenced to Disappear

Albeiro Rodas reports that “a Colombian village, Gramalote in North Santander, is being swallowed by the earth. Another chapter of the tragic 2010 winter in Colombia. […] Most of the...

Colombia: Twitter Solidarity with Victims of Rainy Season

Colombian Twitter users have joined to support the victims of this year's heavy rainy season, which has affected at least 1.5 million people. Twitteratón [es] started on December 8 as...

Colombia: Nukak Maku Indigenous Peoples Forced to Leave Their Territory

In Colombia Passport, Albeiro Rodas writes: “An indigenous leader of the Nukak Maku peoples, a group of nomads in the State of Guaviare, Amazon region, denounced in a session in...

The Latin America Personal Democracy Forum As Seen by Bloggers

The Latin American Personal Democracy Forum took place on the 18th and 19th of November in Santiago Chile. Juan Arellano collects the thoughts, analysis and reports from the bloggers that...

Colombia: Floods in Riosucio, Chocó

The recent winter weather in Colombia has been picked up by traditional media and social networks are talking about the flooding, landslides and uprooted trees happening there. The national news...

Colombia: HiperBarrio Receives Community Journalism Award

Rising Voices project HiperBarrio [es] obtained the First Community Journalism Award of the Municipality of Medellín- University of Antioquia (in Spanish, Primer Premio de Periodismo Comunitario Municipio de Medellín –...

Colombia: Still on US State Department's Travel Warning List

Steven Roll from Travelojos points out that despite the good press Colombia has received lately, “the U.S. State Department still regards it as a nation that U.S. citizens best avoid.”...

Latin America & Cablegate: Analysis, Reactions & Questions

Cables from United States embassies in several Spanish-speaking Latin American countries, including Argentina, Paraguay, Venezuela and Honduras, have been released as part of WikiLeaks' "Cablegate". Bloggers in the region are...

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