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Colombia: Political Blog ‘Atrabilioso’ Closes Down

Categories: Latin America, Colombia, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Freedom of Speech, Media & Journalism, Politics, War & Conflict

After 7 years and thousands of posts by several contributors, the political blog Atrabilioso, managed by journalist Jaime Restrepo Vásquez, closed last August 31 [1]. The blog's contributors were critics of President Juan Manuel Santos [2]‘ administration and staunch supporters of former President Álvaro Uribe [3].

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 [4] dozens of times on Global Voices Online.