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· September, 2012

Stories about Colombia from September, 2012

The Gloomy Years of Colombian Television

Since last May [es], ‘pink sauce’ from popular gossip website La Fiscalía has been posting a series on “the gloomy years of Colombian television” [es], where he reviews, tongue-in-cheek and...

Colombians Cautiously Optimistic About Peace Talks with FARC

The Colombian government is planning its first set of negotiations with FARC in a decade. While many Colombian bloggers welcome this decision, others do not see the negotiations leading to...

Colombia: Chronicling a Mugging

Santiago Ardila Reyes blogs [es] about the mugging he suffered in front of his house for his smartphone, describes how he feels about it, and wonders about the causes of...

Internet Activa: A Course on Digital Rights and Civil Liberties

With the sponsorship of Google and the support of the organization Red Pa Todos, the Karisma foundation has launched Internet Activa, "an open, [free], and digital online course aimed at...

Colombia: Political Blog ‘Atrabilioso’ Closes Down

After 7 years and thousands of posts by several contributors, the political blog Atrabilioso, managed by journalist Jaime Restrepo Vásquez, closed last August 31. The blog's contributors were critics of...

Colombia: A Love Poem for Bogotá

British writer Vicki Kellaway shares a love poem for Bogotá (Colombia's capital) in her blog Banana Skin Flip Flops.

Internet Activa: Online Course for Digital Activists

From September 14, 2012 to February 15, 2013, the Karisma Foundation [es] (supported by Google Colombia and RedPaTodos [es]) will teach a free, open and digital course [es] “on civil liberties, digital rights, freedom of expression, collective financing...

Colombia Answers with New Promotional Campaign and Slogan

"Where are foreigners welcomed with courtesy, friendship and love? #TheAnswerIsColombia." A new promotional campaign and video was launched by the Colombian government with the slogan "The Answer is Colombia." Countless...

Colombia: Is the Vice Presidency Still Necessary?

[…] in the case of Colombia, the decision to annul the vice presidency should not be based on personal contention. The vice president’s future must be determined based on whether...

Colombia: Five Key Points for Negotiations with FARC

Bloggings by boz highlights the five key points that President Juan Manuel Santos presented for negotiation in talks with the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). One of these key...

Peru: Colombia-Peru War Remembered 80 Years Later

Eighty years have passed since the taking of Leticia, an Amazonian city which was surrendered to Colombia by Peru in 1929 as a result of the Salamón-Lozano Treaty between the...

Colombia: Guerrilla Group's Peace Negotiation Rap Video

The Colombian government has accepted the start of peace talks with the longest lived guerrilla group in Latin America, FARC (Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces), and in response the group has...

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