Stories about Colombia from May, 2015
Can Abortion Be Discussed in Medellín's Metro?
Residents of the city of Medellín, Colombia, are asking themselves if the metro is the place to talk about abortion, stemming from an ad by the #ladecisiónestuya (the decision is yours) campaign that's running in the public transit system's cars, as shared by user Jaime Andrés (@JAIM3_ANDR3S): #LaDecisionEsTuya pic.twitter.com/Nbaq2zJHXn — Jaime...
At Least 48 Fatalities After Landslide Hits Colombian Village
At least 48 people were killed and an unknown number of people are missing after a landslide caused by heavy rains that hit the community of Salgar, in the Colombian department of Antioquia, in the early hours of May 18, 2015. The secretary of government of Salgar, Zulma Osorio, declared that...
Why Are Latin Americans Naming Their Children ‘Onur’ and ‘Sherezade'?
One Thousand and One Nights, a Turkish drama series, enjoys incredible success in the Mecca of soap operas: Latin America. But what questions does this success raise?
Join the Gathering to Connect Indigenous Language Digital Activists in Colombia
Together with local partners, Rising Voices is pleased to announce the open call for participation for an Indigenous Language Digital Activism Gathering set for June 18-19 in Bogota, Colombia.
Travelling Radio: Sound Postcards and Histories from Cali to Panama
Performers, communicators and scientists are working together on Hacia el Litoral. Acción Colectiva (On the Way to the Littoral: Collaborative Action), an initiative to give voice to the population dwelling in the lands located between Cali (Colombia) and the border with Panama: Hacia el litoral. Acción colectiva es una práctica artística, una...
The Wayúu Indigenous Community in Colombia and Venezuela Is Dying of Thirst
The main river running through the community's region was dammed with its water privatized for the world's largest coal mine and commercial agriculture.
Teachers Strike in Colombia Leaves More Than 8 Million Students Without Class
The Federation of Colombian Education Workers has led Colombian teachers to go on strike to improve teachers' rights throughout the country