Stories about Colombia from April, 2014
Colombia: Gustavo Petro Returns as Mayor of Bogotá
The Superior Court of Bogotá issued a judgment which reinstates Gustavo Petro in his post as mayor of Bogotá. The reactions for and against were immediate.
Fighting Rising Acid Attacks Against Women in Colombia
A recent spate of acid attacks against women in Colombia provokes feelings of sadness and hopelessness among its citizens.
Colombia: Free Cinema Festival in Bogota
El próximo ocho de mayo se llevará a cabo en Bogotá, un festival de cine libre que tiene como antecedente 3 versiones realizadas en la ciudad de Barranquilla.
Tweet Against García Márquez Generates Outrage in Colombia
A Colombian congresswoman's tweet referencing the recently deceased Gabriel Garcia Marquez stirred up commotion a few hours after the Colombian laureate passed away.
Caribbean: The Writing & Politics of Gabriel García Márquez
The literary fraternity is only just starting to adjust to the idea of life without “Gabo” – the inimitable Colombian-born author who was beloved by the world – Gabriel García Márquez, who passed away last Thursday in Mexico City. Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, García Márquez left...
The death of Gabriel García Márquez shocked the United States. The media and Twitter captured the aftermath.
87-Year Old Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies
Colombia Nobel laureate author Gabriel García Márquez passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Mexico City. He was 87 years old. Colombian network Caracol posted a chronology [es] of his life. On Twitter, user Pepin Balongo expressed his sorrow: Ya no son cien años en soledad; a partir de...
Kuntur: A New Birdwatching App Launched in Colombia
Kuntur, a new android app, promises to make birdwatching easier for both experienced and amateur birders in Colombia.
Graphic Novel “Los Once” Remembers History Through Fiction
Los Once is a graphic novel that recreates the seizing of Colombia's Palace of Justice from the point of view of the families affected by the violence.
Coming Soon! Rising Voices Microgrants for Amazon Communities
Rising Voices will be launching a microgrant competition next month for digital citizen media projects in the Amazon region which is home to many indigenous communities. Thanks to Avina Americas, Fundación Avina, and the Skoll Foundation, we'll be offering this support with ongoing mentorship from the Global Voices community. Read...
Environmental Emergency: Drought Kills Thousands of Animals in Colombia
More than 20 000 animals are reportedly dead due to the drought in Casanare, Colombia. Citizens and activists are using social networks to attract attention to this environmental emergency.