Carlos Raúl van der Weyden Velásquez · April, 2008

Latest posts by Carlos Raúl van der Weyden Velásquez from April, 2008

Colombia: 60th Anniversary of the Murder of Jorge Eliécer Gaitán

  10 April 2008

Many Colombians believe that if charismatic Colombian Liberal Party leader Jorge Eliécer Gaitán had not been shot and killed on April 9, 1948, he would have become President of Colombia in 1950, and maybe the fate of this troubled South American country would have been quite different. Colombian bloggers remember the man and observe some of the commemorative events in the capital, Bogotá.

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