Stories about Colombia from February, 2012
Colombia: Speaking Spanish is Hard and There is a Song About It
Song on the difficulties of speaking Spanish rings true with native speakers as well as those trying to learn the language. With humor, Colombian songwriters and performers Juan Andrés and Nicolás explain the confusions that come with the regional variations of the language.
Colombia: Using an Earthquake to Advertise
Geek The Planet writes about an earthquake in Colombia which took place during the morning of February 24 and the recklessness of some Community Managers who used the quake to come up with advertising material. The post criticizes what various companies published on Twitter [es], and the writer posts some...
Colombia: Citizen Journalist Threatened Over Viral Video
Citizen journalist Bladimir Sánchez has already received threats for posting a video showing the forced evictions of farmers and fishermen protesting the construction of a hydroelectric dam in the department of Huila, Colombia. In less than three days, more than 600,000 people have watched it.
Colombia: Impunity, a Documentary About the Victims of the Armed Conflict
In 2011, journalist Hollman Morris and filmmaker Juan José Lozano released the documentary Impunity, an audiovisual tour through the history of armed conflict in Colombia through the voices of victims of armed groups. Due to its theme, Impunity has generated all kinds of opinions, and reactions on the Internet are proof of that.
Colombia Issues Arrest Warrant for Former Peace Commissioner Luis Carlos Restrepo
Colombia's Office of the Attorney General asked a judge to issue and arrest warrant and include an international Interpol red card for former peace commissioner Luis Carlos Restrepo. Restrepo, who held said office for 7 years during the government of former president Álvaro Uribe, is now a fugitive and is...
Colombia: Through the Eyes of Expat Bloggers
Colombia's official travel website has called on some 30 foreigners to share their Colombian living and travel adventures to the world through blogging. The official site will launch on February 20, but some of the participants offer a glimpse of the project on their personal blogs.
Colombia: Romantic Movie for Men Premieres on Facebook
Lessons for a Kiss, a Colombian film categorized by writer and director Juan Pablo Bustamante as a romantic comedy for men, will premiere on Facebook on Valentine's day (Feb. 14) and will stay online for 3 months. It will be available for rental for $.99 cents.
Latin America: Energy Podcasts in English
Setty recommends the Institute of the Americas’ English-language podcast series on energy in Latin America.
Colombia: The daily El Colombiano Celebrates 100 Years
YouTube, mass media, internet, social networks and blogs are echoing the celebration of 100 years of daily circulation of main newspaper of city of Medellin, El Colombiano, the date on which it unveiled its new design for both print and online versions.
Colombia: What is in a name?
The Born on December 31st documentary by Priscila Padilla exposes a human rights violation the Wayuu indigenous group have been under. Many of their national IDs, mass produced to get important votes in election periods, state they were all born on the same date and feature offensive made-up names; which...