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Cati Restrepo

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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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24 July 2010

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Colombia: Twitter Reactions After Special Session Between Venezuela and Colombia at OAS

The recent tension between Colombia and Venezuela was eventually taken to a Special Session in the Organization of American States (OAS) where both ambassadors presented their points of view. During...

22 May 2010

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Latin America: Internet Day Festivities Across Region

Internet Day is an event that started in Spain in 2005 and has been spreading throughout the world thanks to the United Nations, which designated May 17 as the World...

6 May 2010

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Colombia: A Day Without Cars in Medellín

The city of Medellín recently celebrated the Day Without Cars, where motor vehicles were prohibited from the streets of the Colombian city. As a way to raise awareness about the...

3 April 2010

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Colombia: South American Games a Success

The 9th version of the South American Games was recently held in Medellín, Colombia with the participation of athletes across the continent. Many local residents felt that the Games were...

21 February 2010

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Colombia: President Calls on Citizens to be Crime Informants

In light of rising crime in many Colombian cities, President Uribe called upon university students in Medellín and taxi drivers in Cali to act as informants and provide tips on...

7 January 2010

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Colombia: Videobloggers Make 1 Video Per Day in 2010

A group of Colombian videobloggers have taken up the ambitious task of creating one video per day in 2010 and already has featured a wide array of subjects from literature,...

19 December 2009

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Colombia: Twenty Years After Assassination of Luis Carlos Galán

Twenty years after the assassination of former Colombian presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galán, a documentary is filmed where the son of Pablo Escobar meets the children of his victims, which...

23 November 2009

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Colombia: The Tradition of Arepas in the Afternoon

In Colombia, the time between 3 and 6 pm is usually reserved for coffee or hot chocolate along with the typical arepa or other baked goods. This has become a...

9 November 2009

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Colombia: Preserving Afro-Colombian Culture in San Basilio de Palenque

The descendants of escaped African slaves, who are now living in the village of San Basilio de Palenque in northern Colombia are working to preserve their cultural heritage through their...

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