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· August, 2014

Stories about Colombia from August, 2014

Colombia’s Medellín Metro Says No to Music and Poetry, But Passengers Say Otherwise

Columbians are thinking twice about the treatment of passengers aboard the Medellín Metro, after several incidents publicized online have raised awareness about the metro's draconian treatment of riders.

The Fight Against Mining's Destructive Consequences in Colombia

Mining generates social conflict, human rights violations for vulnerable populations, and a negative environmental impact, among other problems.

The Crisis of Small-Scale Fishing in Latin America

Although fishing is a risky activity for those whose livelihoods depend on the water, other forces present a more dramatic and far-reaching threat to small-scale fishing in the Global South.

Latin America’s World Cup Lessons

In this article, Global Voices continues its look at the relationship between the hosting the World Cup and social unrest.

Peru Plans to Catch Public Transport Gropers With Undercover Female Cops as ‘Bait’

It follows a successful pilot program in Colombia, where a team of women wearing "tight trousers, miniskirts and low-cut tops" has caught 129 men this year.

Simón Bolívar, Esteemed Liberator or Infamous Dictator?

"It is harder to maintain the balance of freedom than it is to endure the weight of tyranny," said Simón Bolívar, known as the "Liberator" of many South American countries.

Indigenous Libraries As Social Venues

“One thing is that books satisfy users’ curiosity, and a very different one that is that it might represent the identity of the community them belong to”. Argentinian librarian Daniel...

Loved Brazil’s 2014 World Cup? The Five-Time-Champion Nation Wasn’t So Thrilled

Social unrest and protests are what apparently characterise World Cups that are hosted in Latin America.

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