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· May, 2014

Stories about Colombia from May, 2014

Environment and Colombian Presidential Candidates

Yolima Vargas Garzón blogs [es] on Conspiring for a better world that she invited the candidates in Colombian presidential elections to answer two questions related to environment, and not all...

Colombia: Three Weeks Away From a New Election

Madame Web writes [es] on her blog La Lógica de mi Papá about the time left for the second round of presidential election in Colombia: We are three weeks away...

60% of Electoral Abstention in Colombia

Daniel Bustos blogs [es] on Trayectoria Económica about the abstention figures on the recent Colombian presidential election: Nationwide, the abstention was an important actor on this election; in fact, it...

Colombia: Post Election Mess

On Mil para Siempres, Camilo Andrés writes [es] about his deception with the results of presidential election in Colombia: I woke up today with that post election mess many of...

Colombia: Voting for War or Peace

Journalist Natalia Bonilla writes [es] on Ser Cosmopolita about Colombia presidential election on Sunday, May 25, with a result that has raised a dilemma for Colombians: Oscar Zuluaga and Juan...

Are Colombian Librarians Updated, Technologically Speaking?

Jaider Ochoa-Gutiérrez wonders [es] on Infotecarios if ordinary librarians are updated on technological issues that influence their profession, such as content curation, big data, labs among others, and answers from...

Sexism in Advertising

Natalio Pinto on El Blog del Incógnito analizes [es] advertising and their inclination to sexism after readfing the article 15 vintage ads where women appear as idiots, about advertising in...

Costs and Benefits of Brazil's World Cup

Daniel Bustos blogs [es] from Colombia on the economy of the World Cup in Brazil and after touching upon the inevitable issue of corruption, states:  Finally, Brazil will serve as a...

Colombia: 32 Children Die in Fire

Colombian outlets are reporting [es] the death of 32 children caused by fire in a bus, in the township of Fundación, in Magdalena, North of Colombia. The tragic event occured...

Indiference and Manipulation in Colombian Electoral Campaign

Uriel Hernando Anzola Rojas writes [es] on No me crean tan aguacate about the current political moment in Colombia facing upcoming presidential elections: We are a country of forgetful individuales,...

Libraries and Free Culture

The blog from Parque Biblioteca Tomás Carrasquilla – La Quintana, in Medellin, Colombia, expresses [es] its support for free culture. After explaining the liberties [es] free culture brings, the blog...

Remixing Videos on Communication Tapping

[All links direct to pages in Spanish.] Henry El Sucio reflects about telecommunications tapping, or chuzadas as they are known in Colombia, as a result of the tappings from months...

Playing with Marbles

From Colombia, Carlos Múnera, author of Todos somos iguales blog, recalls past times, when he used to play with marbles [es], when “the stage was like a duel that confronted...

Colombia: Controlling Chemical Substances to Avoid Acid Attacks

To avoid acid attacks that target mainly women in different parts of the country, Colombian government is about to control [es] retail sales of caustic acids and chemical substances: sulfuric...

Alleged Human Rights Violations During Agrarian Strike in Colombia

The website People's Congress publicly denounces [es] human rights situation during the ongoing agrarian strike [es] in Colombia. They report alleged human rights violations in different regions: Catatumbo and Cúcuta,...

Colombia: Collapse of a Mine Causes Death and Destruction

At least three people died people and between 25 and 30 got trapped after the collapse of an illegally operated mine in the department of Cauca, Soutwest of Colombia, as...

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