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Colombia: Political Blog ‘Atrabilioso’ Closes Down

After 7 years and thousands of posts by several contributors, the political blog Atrabilioso, managed by journalist Jaime Restrepo Vásquez, closed last August 31. The blog's contributors were critics of President Juan Manuel Santos‘ administration and staunch supporters of former President Álvaro Uribe.

Restrepo claims that,

redundancy becomes customary and I have reached a point where I have to decide between pointing out the national tragedy imposed on us or focusing on my beliefs so that I may eradicate from my words -spoken or written- the curse which means narrating the daily life of the country.

Atrabilioso's posts have been quoted dozens of times on Global Voices Online.

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