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Stories about Colombia

16 September 2014

Presenting the 2014 Rising Voices Amazonia Grantees

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Rising Voices welcomes seven new grantees from the latest microgrant competition for citizen media outreach projects in Amazonian communities.

13 September 2014

HiperBarrio/Convergentes: A Virtual Community Evolves While Preserving Its Essence

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While in Medellin, Colombia, Global Voices contributor Juan Arellano stops by for a visit with his friends at HiperBarrio/Convergentes, one of Rising Voices' grant projects.

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.

20 August 2014

The Fight Against Mining's Destructive Consequences in Colombia

Mining generates social conflict, human rights violations for vulnerable populations, and a negative environmental impact, among other problems.

14 August 2014

The Crisis of Small-Scale Fishing in Latin America

Although fishing is a risky activity for those whose livelihoods depend on the water, other forces present a more dramatic and far-reaching threat to small-scale fishing in the Global South.

13 August 2014

Latin America’s World Cup Lessons

In this article, Global Voices continues its look at the relationship between the hosting the World Cup and social unrest.

11 August 2014

Simón Bolívar, Esteemed Liberator or Infamous Dictator?

"It is harder to maintain the balance of freedom than it is to endure the weight of tyranny," said Simón Bolívar, known as the "Liberator" of many South American countries.

6 August 2014

Loved Brazil’s 2014 World Cup? The Five-Time-Champion Nation Wasn’t So Thrilled

Social unrest and protests are what apparently characterise World Cups that are hosted in Latin America.

23 July 2014

The Purple House, a Collective in Colombia's Medellín ‘To Create, Enjoy and Find Ourselves’

Morada, or Casa Morada, is an initiative born in a complex neighborhood of the Colombian city of Medellín. Learn about its various projects that combine art, education and participation.

17 July 2014

Authorities Have Confiscated $9.9M Hidden in Bean Cans, Shoes and Even Stomachs at This Guatemalan Airport

Money launderers try to smuggle the undeclared cash to destinations like Panama or Colombia, often to pay for drugs.

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