During the beginning of September a new promotional video was launched by Marca Colombia [es], the official government agency responsible for the Colombia brand, with the slogan “The answer is Colombia” [es].
The video has generated countless responses on Twitter with the hashtag #LaRespuestaesColombia [es] (TheAnswerIsColombia), and was a trending topic Saturday, September 8.
The official Twitter account of Marca Colombia (@MarcaColombia) [es] summarized the campaign in several tweets:
According to [es]a recent poll [es] by Taringa! in Latin America, around 10 % of Internet users say it is not necessary to have a president for the internet, 8% nominated themselves for the job and Megaupload creator Kim Dotcom got third place. Meanwhile 82% say that learning to do new things is the main thing they have accomplished thanks to the Internet. Among the worst of the Internet people voted for pop-up windows (77%) and fake download icons (76%).
WOLA (Washington Office on Latin America) has published an update on the talks between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The report concludes:
As they pass their six-month anniversary, the talks are proceeding in an atmosphere of increased, though still moderate, optimism. This will grow dramatically if the ninth round makes clear that the agenda has moved beyond the first item, and if the FARC, in its public statements, more explicitly addresses its responsibilities to its victims.
Rock musicians have been smart: ‘rock star’ is one of the few jobs (we'd had to add non-Saxon public servants) where a loss of prestige means an increase of quotation. Almost for every other member of the human race, regardless of their profession, prestige, for some time now, is useful only to estimate the height where they will fall from.