· May, 2014

Stories about Colombia from May, 2014

Environment and Colombian Presidential Candidates

  29 May 2014

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 of them answered. One of the questions: Are you willing to change country's history by putting the environmental component as...

Colombia: Three Weeks Away From a New Election

  29 May 2014

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 for the 60% who decided not to vote gets convinced of voting… We have also three weeks for the former-president-now-elect-senator...

60% of Electoral Abstention in Colombia

  29 May 2014

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 was the winner of the first round, with 60,15%, something none of the winning politicians is reflecting on yet, at...

Colombia: Post Election Mess

  29 May 2014

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 us have today, although we faithfully believed in our convictions and voted as we thought would be best for the...

Colombia: Voting for War or Peace

  29 May 2014

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 Manuel Santos, won yesterday the first round with 29% and 26% of the votes, respectively. However, the victory for one...

Are Colombian Librarians Updated, Technologically Speaking?

  29 May 2014

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 his own experience: I must confess that, to me (and after speaking with some colleagues), the issue is still vague;...

Sexism in Advertising

  20 May 2014

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 between the 1940s and 1970s. Has advertising changed 50 years later? I think it hasn't changed, maybe it has ‘evolved’...

Costs and Benefits of Brazil's World Cup

  19 May 2014

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 “guinea pig” for the Latin American countries that someday had dreamt of organizing this great event, it will serve to...

Colombia: 32 Children Die in Fire

  18 May 2014

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 by noon on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Even though the facts are under investigation, there are speculations that the vehicle...

Indiference and Manipulation in Colombian Electoral Campaign

  15 May 2014

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, indifferent or scaredy cats. I don't know which one of the three or if it's a mix of all three....

Libraries and Free Culture

  14 May 2014

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 describes how can this fit together with a librarian's work: Public libraries can learn from these liberties to share the...

Remixing Videos on Communication Tapping

  13 May 2014

[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 ago to negotiadors in the so called Peace Process between the government and the Colombian guerrilla. Furthermore, Henry comments about...

Playing with Marbles

  13 May 2014

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 more than one boy”: The positions start, the bending downs, the visual calculations and the impressive aim by the game...

Colombia: Controlling Chemical Substances to Avoid Acid Attacks

  9 May 2014

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 acido, hydrchloric acid, muriatic acid, phosphoric acid, nitric acid and sodium hydroxide, in the form of aqueous solution and flakes....

Alleged Human Rights Violations During Agrarian Strike in Colombia

  8 May 2014

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, San Pablo–Bolívar, Sogamoso – Boyacá, Northern Santander- Hacarí, Yopal- Casanare, Boyacá, Berlín – Santander, Pinchote – Santander y Arauca. They...

Colombia: Collapse of a Mine Causes Death and Destruction

  1 May 2014

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 reported [es] local media on Thursday, May 1. HSBNoticias informed on Twitter: [FOTOS] [+18] Se lleva a cabo el rescate...

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