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· March, 2012

Stories about Colombia from March, 2012

‘Mujeres Construyendo': Empowering Women, One Blog at a Time

Mujeres Construyendo, the first platform for female bloggers in Spanish, wants to convert Hispanic women into creators of internet content. We talk to its founder, Claudia Calvin, about this growing...

Colombia: Eduardo Montealegre Appointed as New Chief Prosecutor

Blogs [es] and social networks [es]  report [es] and comment [es] on the appointment of the lawyer and Uribe supporter Eduardo Montealegre [es] as new Chief Prosecutor, in replacement of...

Video: Indigenous Communities Document their Growth and Governance

The Indigenous Territory and Governance Platform is made up of a series of institutions all working together to provide the indigenous people of Latin America the tools and resources to...

Colombia: Video Contrasts Ads Vs. Reality of Oil Extraction Companies

In Is Pacific Rubiales Really Colombia? [es] the people of Puerto Gaitán contradict the statements made by oil and mineral extraction corporation Pacific Rubiales’ television ads where community members state...

Colombia: Interactive llustrated Tour of Medellin

Take a virtual tour of Medellin, Colombia through illustrations, picture composites and images of the different locations around the city, all placed within a clickable map in Medellin Illustrated [es].

Colombia: New Pension System ‘Colpensiones’ Sparks Protests

After the government announced the transfer of the Social Security Institute [es] (ISS), a public pension fund, to Colpensiones  [es], the new state entity that will administer the pension system starting...

Colombia Orders Arrest of Colombian Ambassador to Peru Jorge Visbal

Colombia's Attorney General ordered the arrest [es] of Colombian ambassador to Peru, Jorge Visbal Martelo, for alleged links with paramilitary groups. After the order Visbal resigned [es] and is expected to...

Colombia: A “Football for All” Bill Proposed in Congress

Since the biggest TV cable operators could not reach a deal with the Colombian football administration for the rights of the domestic tournament matches until 2016, a Senator proposed a...

Colombia: Barranquilla Short Film Festival Call for Entries

Friday March 17th is the last day to submit a 30 minute or less short film or documentary for the XII International Short Film Festival A la Calle in Barranquilla,...

Intercontinental Cry Will Launch Spanish Edition

Ahni announces the upcoming Spanish edition of Intercontinental Cry [es], which will go live on March 31, 2012. “The main objective of IC Espanol is, of course, to provide Spanish...

Colombia: FARC Announces End to Kidnappings, Release of Hostages

On February 26, the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) announced they would release ten military hostages they currently hold. Despite hope the announcement generated, there are doubts and other...

Colombia: Protests Against TransMilenio Bus System in Bogotá

On March 9 a peaceful protest against the Bogotá bus transportation system TransMilenio ended with clashes and looting at several stations, causing property damage, injuries and arrests. The National Student...

Ibero-American Blogging Competition Asks Teens: “What are you reading?”

The Organization of Ibero-American States invites teens ages 12 to 15 to enter a blogging competition about reading. The sign up [es] deadline is May 31, 2012, and judges will...

Colombia: Celebrating Gabriel García Márquez's 85th Birthday on Facebook

Renowned Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez turns 85 today, March 6, 2012. Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (“New Iberoamerican Journalism Foundation”, FNPI for its initials in Spanish, founded by García Márquez)...

Colombia: President Santos’ Performance According to Gallup Polls

Jaime Restrepo Vásquez from the blog Atrabilioso [es] compares Gallup poll results for current President Juan Manuel Santos to figures during previous administrations. Specifically, Jaime looks at whether Colombians think...

Colombia: Chief Prosecutor Viviane Morales Removed from Office

The State Council, a regulatory institution of the Supreme Court, declared the election of Chief Prosecutor Viviane Morales invalid, arguing that in December 2010 the Court's internal rules were violated,...

Colombia: Film Festival Award Goes to Indigenous Film

The Cartagena International Film Festival [es] awarded one of its India Catalina awards in the category of New Creators in Short Films to the documentary short Mu Drua (My land)...

Global Voices Podcast: Remembering Our School Days

In this edition we’re going back to school! From extreme teaching on the Niger River, to the fondest or most memorable educational moments of Global Voices contributors around the world....

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