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Colombia: “What Do You Love About Medellin Downtown?”

Written by Cati RestrepoTranslated by Gabriela García Calderón On 21 July 2014 @ 0:01 am | 1 Comment

In Citizen Media, Colombia, Ideas, Latin America, Quick Reads, Spanish


Medellin seen from the MetroCable. Image on Flickr by user szeke [1] (CC BY-SA 2.0).

On his Facebook page, Colombian journalist Juan Mosquera [2] reflects on the problems of downtown Medellin:

El centro de Medellín tiene problemas, cada día más palpables y agudos, que no sólo obedecen a la siniestra presencia de los intereses de la delincuencia. Lo lees, lo escuchas, lo ves, casi lo respiras. Por eso quiero preguntarles a los que pasan por aquí ¿Qué amas, a qué le tienes afecto en el centro?”

#‎AmamosElCentro‬ (We love downtown)
Medellin downtown has problems, more tangible and serious each day, due not only to the sinister presence of delinquency interests. You read, hear, see them, you almost breathe them. That's why I want to ask those who pass by: what do you love, what are you fond of about downtown?”

By the time this post was written, the question had 71 answers, and some users also expressed themselves on Twitter:

We love downtown for San Alejo and its cakes. Right, @bgarcial [4]?

We love downtown for the hills, the 7th, the Planetarium, museums and many other things.

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URLs in this post:

[1] szeke: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pedrosz/9286136623

[2] Juan Mosquera: https://www.facebook.com/juan.mosquera.71216/posts/10152277872662568

[3] #AmamosElCentro: https://twitter.com/hashtag/AmamosElCentro?src=hash

[4] @bgarcial: https://twitter.com/bgarcial

[5] julio 17, 2014: https://twitter.com/elianaca/statuses/489903934338007041

[6] pic.twitter.com/fzQx5I6ydw: http://t.co/fzQx5I6ydw

[7] julio 17, 2014: https://twitter.com/juanpa_changa/statuses/489894993029787648

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