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· August, 2011

Stories about Colombia from August, 2011

Colombia: Art NGOs Receive Threat from Paramilitary Group

The blog El salmon [es] reports [es] that on August 23, 12 Art NGOs received death threats from the paramilitary group “Black Eagles“. The threat indicated they were to leave...

Colombia: #ColombiaisBeautiful vs. Hollywood

Lina Salazar in the Americas Quarterly blog comments on the movie Colombiana “(yet another) movie in which Colombia is portrayed as a land of cocaine, crime and armed insurrection”. She...

Colombia: ‘Blank Vote, Worthy Vote’

Colombians are invited to cast blank ballots in the regional and local elections to be held on October 30, 2011 through the video “Blank vote, worthy vote” by NachoVelezJim on...

Colombia: Football Federation Accepts ‘Bolillo’ Gómez's Resignation as Head Coach

On Sunday, August 21, Hernán Darío Gómez ratified his resignation as head coach of the Colombian national soccer team after he hit a woman in Bogotá. This time the Colombian...

Colombia: Football Federation Rejects ‘Bolillo’ Gómez's Resignation as Head Coach

The Colombian Football Federation has rejected the resignation of Hernán Darío Gómez (‘Bolillo’) as head coach of the national football team which he presented after hitting a woman. On social...

Colombia Eliminated from FIFA U-20 World Cup

In EquinoXio [es] blogger Marsares [es] is covering [es] the U-20 Football World Cup taking place in Colombia from July 29 to August 20 with the participation of 24 countries....

Colombia: The FTA With the United States From the Blogosphere

With the pact signed in Washington to increase the debt ceiling, the United States Congressional leaders returned to the topic of the free trade agreement (FTA) with Panama, South Korea...

Chile: Waste Pickers Rummage for Legal Recognition

Environmentalist Bharati Chaturvedi flew for 40 hours from her home Delhi, India, to dig deeper into a dirty issue: trash. As politicians in Chile discuss recycling on a national level,...

Colombia: Citizens Speak Out Against Government Corruption

In Colombia, several corruption cases have surfaced that date back to the government of former president Álvaro Uribe Vélez. The Internet and social media sphere has reacted, calling for Colombians...

Colombia: Indigenous People March On Antioquia's Independence Day

Today, August 11, is independence day in Antioquia. More than one thousand Indigenous people are marching through the streets [es] of Medellín to reach [es] the Alpujarra [es] where the...

Colombia: Head Coach of National Football Team Resigns Over Scandal

Hernán Darío Gómez (‘Bolillo’), resigned as the head coach of the national football team after hitting a woman in a bar (‘El Bembé’) in Bogotá. Media [es], blogs [es], websites...

Colombia: The Abortion Debate

Amidst the ongoing debate prompted by a Conservative bill aiming to outlaw abortion in all cases, Javier Moreno debunks [es] one of the arguments (a poorly referenced academic text) by...

Colombia: University Dean Removed for Inviting Abortion Advocates

Garciamado writes [es] in the blog Dura Lex about the debate which was sparked when a private University in the city of Medellín decided to fire one of its deans...

Latin America: Should News Broadcasters Provide More English Content?

Robert Valencia from My Humble Opinion blogs about a couple failed attempts by Latin American news organizations to provide content in English. He argues: “If Latin American broadcasters wish to...

Colombia: Women on Sex Strike Demand Better Roads

In Colombia Reports, Matt Snyder writes: “For 38 days, 300 women in the town of Barbacoas have participated in a “strike of crossed legs” denying their husbands sexual favors until a...

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