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· September, 2013

Stories about Colombia from September, 2013

Developing Latin America 2013: An ‘Apps Challenge’ for Social Impact

This year Developing Latin America goes from being a Hackathon to an Apps Challenge, an event to think of better ideas, obtain more concrete solutions, and achieve more sustainable applications.

Social Media Week Discusses Principles for a Collaborative World

Social Media Week, a worldwide event which “brings people, brands and organizations together to explore how we connect and communicate as a society”, starts today, September 23, 2013. In the second...

Latin America Remembers the Disappeared

The disappearance of people has left a profound footprint in Latin America, where cases of disappearance still exist today. Photographs, songs and blogs help to keep memories alive.

Global Voices Partners with InfoAmazonia

A new form of visualization of Global Voices stories about the Amazon rainforest is now available in the shape of a map of the website InfoAmazonia.org. Through the established content partnership, Info...

Russian Warships in Nicaragua Rekindle Territorial Disputes

A resolution by the International Court of Justice set the stage for conflict between Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Colombia and Panama, reviving disputes and jeopardizing a project to build a canal.

Colombia's Agrarian Strike Enters Fourth Week

After three tense weeks, Colombia´s rural national strike continues with no white smoke on the horizon. To contain the spreading crisis, the government of Juan Manuel Santos, under pressure from...

Colombian Teachers Begin National Strike

Teachers from the Colombian Federation of Educators FECODE [es] have started [es] a national strike to demand better health plans, an end to “the policy of privatization” in education, and...

Colombia Prepares for Nationwide Pot-Banging Protests

The Twitter hashtag #CacerolazoPor allows Colombian web users to share their reasons to take to the streets and protest.

Colombia Starts New Week Amid Agrarian Strike

Uncertainty reigns in Colombia after almost two weeks since the start of the agrarian strike. Although negotiations between the government and the protesters have moved forward, citizens across the country...

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