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· April, 2011

Stories about Colombia from April, 2011

Colombia on Red Alert After Heavy Rains

Colombia is on red alert due to heavy rains. Residents of 28 departments suffer extreme hardship: flooding, landslides and sudden increase in rivers and streams have left more than three...

Colombia's Harsh Winter

Global Voices author Lully Posada writes in equinoXio [es] about winter in Colombia and the strong rains that have left more than 3 million victims.

Colombia: Anti-Personnel Mines and the “Remángate” Campaign

April 4, 2011, marked the celebration of the International Day of Awareness of Anti-personnel Mines. In Colombia, the Presidential Program for Action Against Anti-personnel Mines (Paicma) joined corporate groups and...

Colombia: Teen Produced Web Series about Gay Youth

Nineteen year old Jhoncito Arango's most recent web project has certainly caught the local media's eye in his native Colombia, where his web series Yonkis has had a very good...

Colombia: Netizens Discuss ‘Law Lleras’ on Copyright

"Law Lleras," which punishes those that share or download content from the Internet without paying royalties, has generated controversy among netizens, who have shared their opinions on blogs and social...

Colombia: Citizens Reject Proposal to Reform Higher Education Law 30

Colombian President Santos' proposal to reform the Higher Education Law 30 has not been received well. Despite some accepting it, the loudest voices heard, online and in the streets, have...

Colombia: Finding Colombia in New York City

Elsa Tobón walks around and Roosevelt Avenue [sp] in New York City, pointing out all the details that make her believe for a moment that she is back in Medellin,...

Colombia: University Students Protest in Bogotá

Jim Wyss from Inside South America posts pictures and writes about the student protests he witnessed in the Bogotá neighbordhood La Macarena. He explains: “Colombia's congress is mulling a bill...

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