Latest posts by Cati Restrepo from November, 2011
On November 10, public university students participated in marches throughout the country and gathered in Bolivar Square in Bogota, the principal administrative center of the country. The event aimed to pressure the government to definitively repeal Law 30 for higher education reform.
With widespread opposition to the Colombian government's reform to higher education, Pilar Sáenz (@Mapisaro) tweets a link [es] and shares that she signed an online petition [es] that calls for the resignation of the current Minister of Education, María Fernanda Campo [es]. A Senator [es] has been promoting this measure....
Alfonso Cano, the top leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), was taken out on November 4 in the department of Cauca during combat against the army. Colombians reacted to his death in their blogs, and also expressed their opinions on Twitter using the hashtag #AlfonsoCano.
On Sunday, October 30, Colombia held regional elections for local public posts. Due to the importance of these posts, these elections are tracked in the same manner as the presidential elections. Citizens followed the voting closely and the elections were widely discussed on citizen media platforms and social networks.