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Lully Posada

I am a social communicator and currently live in Medellín, Colombia. I enjoy to travel, learn about different cultures, and interact with human diversity. I am also co-founder of the digital magazine equinoXio in Spanish and interviewer of global bloggers in the section “Naked in my Balcony.” In addition, I am a member of HiperBarrio and write in my personal blog Reflexiones al Desnudo.

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Latest posts by Lully Posada

24 August 2016

Activists and Government Divided Inside and Outside of Honduras About the “Berta Cáceres” Law

Lawmakers want to "suspend US aid to Honduran police and military until human rights violations by security forces cease and those responsible for of such crimes are brought to justice.”

2 August 2016

The Successful Hunger Strike That Changed Colombia's University of Tolima

"The day I wake up without the will to change the world, will be the day the world has changed me."

15 July 2016

Yet Another Environmental Activist Is Murdered in Honduras. When Will It End?

"We demand that the Honduras government put an end to the murders of environmental activists. Stop killing us for defending our rights."

29 February 2016

Colombia Edges Closer to Signing Peace Agreement

The final and hopefully definitive phase of a peace process is underway and the Colombian government is preparing for post-conflict reconciliation with its new plan “Peace for 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."

18 February 2016

Colombia Introduces Harsher Prison Sentences for Acid Attacks

Every year, an average of 100 people suffer an acid attack in Colombia, where recently a law was passed to tough sentences and take judicial benefits away from the perpetrators.

13 February 2016

A Colombian Official Takes Short-Lived Legal Action Against a Journalist Over His Tweets

Global Voices Advocacy

"...limitation of freedom of expression must be necessary and proportionate, that is, it must be the only and most effective means, something which is not true in this case."

5 October 2015

Murder and Abortion Cases Highlight Continuing Injustices Against Women in Colombia

A female journalist's brazen murder and the news of an actress facing criminal charges for an abortion reminds Colombians that justice is not carried out equally when it involves women.

2 September 2015

As Colombians Are Deported En Masse, Venezuelans Speak Out Against the Government

On social media, people spoke out against authorities' actions with hashtags such as #ParceVenezuelaTeQuiere (Venezuela loves you, friend) and #ChamoColombiaTeQuiere (Colombia loves you, dude).

11 July 2015

Who is Responsible for the Explosions in Bogota, Colombia?

Two small bombs explosions in Bogota left eight injured.

3 May 2015

The Wayúu Indigenous Community in Colombia and Venezuela Is Dying of Thirst

The main river running through the community's region was dammed with its water privatized for the world's largest coal mine and commercial agriculture.

2 May 2015

Teachers Strike in Colombia Leaves More Than 8 Million Students Without Class

The Federation of Colombian Education Workers has led Colombian teachers to go on strike to improve teachers' rights throughout the country

17 March 2015

Back-to-Back Murders of Journalists Raise Concerns in Colombia

The murders of Colombian Edgar 'Quintin' Quintero and Luis Peralta highlight the dangers journalists face in Colombia today.

13 October 2014

Colombia's “Citizen Porfolio” Program Could Infringe Privacy Rights (And More)

Global Voices Advocacy

The "Citizen Portfolio" policy would store citizen data -- ranging from passport numbers to health information -- all in one place.

28 April 2014

Colombia: Gustavo Petro Returns as Mayor of Bogotá

The Superior Court of Bogotá issued a judgment which reinstates Gustavo Petro in his post as mayor of Bogotá. The reactions for and against were immediate.

25 April 2014

Fighting Rising Acid Attacks Against Women in Colombia

A recent spate of acid attacks against women in Colombia provokes feelings of sadness and hopelessness among its citizens.

22 April 2014

Tweet Against García Márquez Generates Outrage in Colombia

A Colombian congresswoman's tweet referencing the recently deceased Gabriel Garcia Marquez stirred up commotion a few hours after the Colombian laureate passed away.

3 April 2014

Environmental Emergency: Drought Kills Thousands of Animals in Colombia

More than 20 000 animals are reportedly dead due to the drought in Casanare, Colombia. Citizens and activists are using social networks to attract attention to this environmental emergency.

24 March 2014

President Santos Confirms the Dismissal of Bogotá Mayor Gustavo Petro

The Colombian president did not adopt precautionary measures by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights for Gustavo Petro to continue as mayor of Bogotá, the country's capital.

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