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· March, 2015

Stories about Colombia from March, 2015

Colombia Past and Present: An Interview with Author William Ospina

Excerpts from the most popular segments of an interview with the writer William Ospina on history, perception, and cultural identity in Colombia and Latin America.

Bringing the Muisca Language Back from Extinction, One Word at a Time

Even though the indigenous language Muisca is extinct, a group of Colombians are using wikis, mobile apps, and social media to breathe new life into the language.

The Arduous Journey of Colombian Migrants Headed for Chile

Global Voices, in collaboration with Connectas, Agenda Propia, Útero.pe, Vice and El Mercurio de Antofagasta, explored the challenges and history of migration in Latin America during a Google Hangout.

Indigenous Activists Threatened and Attacked in El Cauca, Colombia

Several indigenous communities in Colombia continue to be victims of human rights violations and threats by paramilitary groups. Moreover, activists also report being attacked by public security forces and ESMAD,...

A Crowdsourced Project to Map the Amazon

Mapazonia is a crowdsourced collaborative mapping project focused in the Amazon region in South America.

Back-to-Back Murders of Journalists Raise Concerns in Colombia

The murders of Colombian Edgar 'Quintin' Quintero and Luis Peralta highlight the dangers journalists face in Colombia today.

The Country as a Mirror: Reflections of a Young Colombian in Bristol

"When you immigrate for a second time, the home that remains closest to you is the one you just left behind. You end up with a significant identity crisis."

Spain and Latin America Celebrate Open Data Day

One again, bloggers, hackers, designers, experts, as well as citizens interested in open data and transparency will meet to celebrate International Open Data Day 2015 all over the world to...

Indigenous People, Afro-Colombians and Peasants Unite Against Illegal Mining in River Ovejas, Colombia

Despite threats, indigenous people from the Laguna Siberia, members from five different areas within the ancestral territory of Sat Tama Kiwe de Caldono, Afro-descendents from the La Toma Community Council...

Mining and Ecocide in Santander, Colombia

Illegal mining is a problem affecting the Colombian department of Santander, where residents have seen first-hand how extraction and other processes linked to mining cause pollution. The video below was...

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