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Carlos Raúl van der Weyden Velásquez · May, 2008

I am a Colombian digital journalist. I usually write for equinoXio digital magazine and used to carry The Colombia Herald, “one of the best examples of a “bridge blog”” David Sasaki “has ever seen” ;) Currently I'm trying to make some room on my busy schedule for Global Voices and for the recently started equinoXio english edition.

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

30 May 2008

Colombia: FARC Leader “Sureshot” is Confirmed Dead

After countless false claims of the death of the FARC's top leader Manuel Marulanda Vélez aka "Sureshot," the Colombian government confirmed that he passed away in March of natural causes....

28 May 2008

Colombia: FARC Laptops Reveal Ties to Politicians and Foreign Governments

The laptops found in the FARC guerrilla camps were sent to Interpol for independent analysis. The findings, which were leaked to the press, reveal some disturbing ties to foreign governments...

26 May 2008

Colombia: Paramilitary Leaders Extradited to the United States

In Colombia, 14 demobilized paramilitary bosses were recently extradited to the United States to face charges of drug trafficking. Bloggers in Colombia discuss how this might affect the current political...