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Julián Ortega Martínez

Graphic designer, born 1981 in Bogotá. Deputy editor of equinoXio digital magazine (in Spanish) and former editor-in-chief of equinoXio english edition. I'm also a translator for Global Voices en Español.

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Latest posts by Julián Ortega Martínez

5 June 2012

Colombia: The Brutal Rape and Murder of Rosa Elvira Cely

Colombian netizens were moved and outraged when they found out about the brutal rape and murder of 35-year-old Rosa Elvira Cely. Hundreds of people attended a demonstration to demand justice,...

16 May 2012

Colombia: Bomb Blast Targeted at Controversial Former Minister

A bomb blast targeting former interior Minister Fernando Londoño Hoyos, a conservative lawyer and politician, left several dead and others injured. This attempt prompted thousands of reactions on social networks.

30 April 2012

Colombia: 12-Year-Old Boy Bullied at School Dies

A 12 year old who had been bullied for defending a classmate passed away last week. Although forensics ruled the cause of death was bone infection, his mother and some...

3 April 2012

Colombia: 10 ‘Last’ Armed Forces Hostages Released by FARC

On Monday April 2, four soldiers and six policemen kidnapped by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) were released. In February the group had announced that they would abandon...

16 January 2012

Panama City Mayor Resigns

The resignation of the Mayor of the capital city of Panama marked the start of the 2012 political intrigues, prompting all kinds of reactions on social networks, from those who...

13 December 2011

Colombia: Professor's Resignation Sparks Debate on Writing

Colombian journalist and university professor Camilo Jiménez sparked an international debate on writing in the digital age, Colombia's higher education system and other related issues after he posted an entry...

12 October 2011

Colombia: Outrage at Conservative Politician over Remarks about Rape and Abortion

On Tuesday October 11, Conservative politician Enrique Gómez Hurtado's statements about abortion caused outrage among Colombian Twitter users. Gómez supports a legislative act to reform an article in the Constitution...

25 September 2011

Colombia: Outrage at President of Congress Over Oil Subsidy

Last week, Juan Manuel Corzo, Senator and president of Colombia's Congress, caused outrage on social networks when he tried to justify a fuel subsidy for congresspeople. The issue became "personal"...

28 March 2011

Colombia: Controversy Over Photos of Minors Published by Adult Magazine

An article, titled "Let the children come to me" (referencing Mark 10:14), which includes photos from an exhibition by photographer Mauricio Vélez depicting staged scenes of nude underage boys (or...

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