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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Colombia: 60 Unfading Phrases of 2013

  28 December 2013

The blog Unfading phrases of Colombians [es] features the 60 unfading phrases of 2013 [es]. This an annual compilation, or from nationalwide events, such as football soccer [es]. The ongoing peace negotiation process held in Havana, Cuba, was among the topics of the selected phrases, as the one by Colombian...

Colombia Starts New Week Amid Agrarian Strike

  2 September 2013

Uncertainty reigns in Colombia after almost two weeks since the start of the agrarian strike. Although negotiations between the government and the protesters have moved forward, citizens across the country held massive protests on August 29, most of which ended with riots. Roads are still blocked in some parts of...

Colombia: Learning from Vallenato

  19 June 2013

Amongst Colombian Twitter users, the trend of publishing phrases from Vallenato songs -under the tag #Elvallenatomeenseñó (Vallenato taught me)- has emerged, with the intention of highlighting famous lyrics immortalised in songs that reflect different life lessons.

Colombians to March for Peace

  8 April 2013

Former senator Piedad Córdoba has called [es] for a march in favor of peace for April 9, 2013. The event seeks to ask the Colombian government to continue carrying out peace talks with FARC until they agree to a cease fire. There are several hashtags dedicated to the march [es]...

Colombia's President: Nobel Peace Prize?

  5 March 2013

During the afternoon of March 4, 2013, Colombians found out [es] that their current president, Juan Manuel Santos, is one of the 259 candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize. Various netizens showed their disagreement using the hashtag #SantosNobeldelainfamia [es, Santos Nobel of Infamy].

Colombia: “Let's Revoke Congress”

  27 February 2013

Colombian netizens are using the the hashtag #revoquemoselCongreso [Let's Revoke Congress] to expose the reasons why the country's members of Congress should leave their jobs.

Colombia: Campaign Against Smoking

  28 January 2013

Las Colombianadas del Facebook posts a video [es] where two children ask smoker adults to light up a cigarette for them. The adults refuse, claiming their are too young and it's wrong, but they are surprised when the children handle them a paper with the message: “You are worried about...

Colombia: Was There a Ceasefire During Peace Conversations?

  22 January 2013

On his personal blog, Colombian journalist Javier Contreras wonders [es] if there really was a ceasefire during the Christmas and New Year truce between the Guerrilla group FARC [es] and Colombian government, in the context of peace negotiations ongoing since late 2012:

Venezuela – Colombia: Is There a Homeland?

  21 January 2013

Due to most recent news about the health condition of Venezuelan President, Hugo Chávez [es], who is currently in Havana, Cuba since December 11, 2012 for the cancer that is afflicting him, Juan Mosquera posts his personal reflection about the political landscape in Venezuela [es]: -Tell me, boy, what's the...

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