· February, 2008

Stories about Venezuela from February, 2008

Venezuela: Rafael Bolívar Coronado, Writer With Unorthodox Methods

  11 February 2008

El Alma Llanera (The Soul from the Plains) is Venezuela's second national anthem and the song used by most party hosts in this country to send their guests home. Its lyrics were written by Rafael Bolívar Coronado, a writer who should be known more for his brilliant works, but is often more recognized for the stunts and unorthodox ways to pursue a living. The works, but especially these actions, are alive in the Venezuelan blogosphere and internet forums.

Colombia: United in a March Against the FARC

  5 February 2008

For the first time in Colombia´s history, an initiative which began on the internet managed to become a massive, worldwide event in just one month. The February 4th demonstration against the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) , began as an idea on a FaceBook group "A Million Voices Against the FARC" and then it snowballed into a worldwide event with marches in 133 different cities around the world.