4 July 2012

Stories from 4 July 2012

Colombia: Interview with Director of Pablo Escobar TV Biopic Series

  4 July 2012

Journalist Carolina Ruiz Giraldo publishes an interview [es] with Carlos Moreno, director of Escobar, el patrón del mal (“Escobar, the drug lord”), a controversial TV series broadcast since late May with high ratings. Moreno explains which parts of the biopic have been fictionalized and why some characters based on real...

Tajikistan as Seen by an Ex-pat Blogger

On Nancystan, an ex-pat blogger writes about her adventures in Tajikistan and posts photos from the country. In some recent posts, the blogger shared images of a Tajik town lying on the Afghanistan border high in the Pamir mountains. She also wrote about her visit to a border market where...

Kyrgyzstan: Breathtaking Scenery Caught on Camera

Fans of Vladimir Vysotsky, an iconic Soviet actor and singer, know that, ‘only mountains can be better than mountains’. If you disagree with the verses, have a look at this breathtaking scenery of Kyrgyz mountains caught on camera. The amazing shots were taken by Russian photographer Ivan Dementievskiy during his...

Peru: Three Dead and Several Injured in Clash in Cajamarca

  4 July 2012

Clashes during anti-mining protests in Cajamarca have left at least 3 people killed and 20 injured. Global Voices recently reported on a prolonged strike against mining activities carried out in Cajamarca. You can read citizen reporting and reactions on Twitter by following the hashtags #Cajamarca and #Celendín (the town were...