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Cati Restrepo

Social Worker and coordinator of “Mujeres e Inclusión Digital”. I write with some frequency for Global Voices Online (covering posts on Colombia) and blogging at “Cosas del Alma” [es]. Please READ MY ACTUAL GV POSTS ON Global Voices – Es

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Latest posts by Cati Restrepo

2 September 2016

Can the End of War Mean the Beginning of Peace in Colombia?

After more than fifty years of war, a divided Colombia will face a referendum next month on a peace agreement that could be a historic milestone.

29 August 2016

Can Colombia's Best Ever Olympics Help to Heal Social Fractures?

"One more triumph was given to us by these worthy Colombians, representatives of the very mistreated afrodescendants in this racist and segregated Colombia."

22 July 2016

Colombian Truckers Have Stopped Moving, But Their Nationwide Strike Rolls On

The truck-driver and cargo-transporter unions in Colombia have been on strike since the first week of June 2016, delivering a significant blow to the national economy.

4 June 2016

Armed Men Reportedly Attack Colombian Opposition Leader, Jeopardizing Fragile Peace Talks

It's not perfectly clear why, but one of Colombia's left-wing leaders was shot out last month. She escaped unharmed, but the same can't be said for the country's peace talks.

25 May 2016

Health Crisis Provokes Protests in Medellín, Colombia

Demonstrators gathered in front of hospitals and health centers in Medellín last week, trying to pressure the authorities into addressing persistent and pervasive shortcomings in the local healthcare system.

28 April 2016

#MedeHollín: The Campaign Against Pollution That Changed the Name of a Colombian City

"No need for words. #Medehollin I'm so sorry, These people don't love you as much as they say."

14 April 2016

How a Paramilitary Group Paralyzed Colombia’s North and Threatened the Peace Process

An "armed strike" ordered by the Úsuga Clan spread violence as well as fear over the return of paramilitarism in Colombia.

22 February 2016

An Alleged Male Prostitution Ring Ignites Debate About Privacy and Journalism Ethics in Colombia

"By publishing the video of the ex-deputy minister, you have made yourself I would argue an example of what future journalists should NOT do."

21 June 2015

Colombia Negotiates a Difficult Peace and Works to Remember the Victims of Violent Years Past

While the FARC and state representatives negotiate a peace deal, the Colombian government and rural communities take steps to remember the victims of violence, preserve collective memory, and promote reconciliation.

16 April 2015

Battle-Weary Colombians Demand Peace on Day for Armed Conflict Victims

On National Day of Memory and Solidarity with Victims of the Armed Conflict, Colombians turn out in droves to march for peace, a goal that overcomes traditional differences.

17 January 2015

Colombia's New Minimum Wage Generates Minimum Enthusiasm

On December 30, 2014, Colombia's government raised the minimum wage by 4.6 percent to 644,350 Colombian pesos ($273). On social media, the disappointment of many has been palpable.

12 December 2014

Latin America Tweets to End Violence Against Women

Using the hashtags #HeForShe, #DiaNoViolenciaContraLaMujer (#NoViolenceAgainstWomenDay), #PorLasMujeres (#ForTheWomen), and #NiConElPetaloDeUnaRosa (#NotEvenWithThePetalOfARose), Twitter users joined the campaign.

24 November 2014

Colombians Push for Peace After Kidnapping Derails FARC Talks

"It is difficult to achieve peace when bullets are flying."

27 October 2014

The October Sky Above Colombia Is Full of Migrating Birds

The birds, which are migrating south for the winter, are blowing up social media in Colombia as users document the yearly migration.

9 October 2014

Lightening Kills 11 Wiwa People in Colombia

Lightening struck an indigenous village this week, leaving 11 dead and another 18 injured in the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, Colombia.

22 August 2014

Colombia’s Medellín Metro Says No to Music and Poetry, But Passengers Say Otherwise

Columbians are thinking twice about the treatment of passengers aboard the Medellín Metro, after several incidents publicized online have raised awareness about the metro's draconian treatment of riders.

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