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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

10 December 2013

Bogotá Mayor Dismissed, Barred from Politics Over Imperfect Trash Collection

Colombia's Inspector General dismissed Bogota's Mayor Gustavo Petro and banned him from public office for 15 years, alleging Petro's mismanagement of a new public rubbish collection system.

30 January 2013

Colombia: A Long Way to Peace?

Despite ongoing peace talks, Colombia refused to recognize the most recent ceasefire declared by the FARC and launched an airstrike on New Year's day. Meanwhile, the deadline for brokering a...

23 October 2012

Colombia: How Attacks on Energy Infrastructure Affects Citizens

A rise in the number of attacks on Colombia’s energy infrastructure by guerrilla groups FARC and ELN have had a profound impact on the lives of many Colombians.

27 September 2012

Colombians Cautiously Optimistic About Peace Talks with FARC

The Colombian government is planning its first set of negotiations with FARC in a decade. While many Colombian bloggers welcome this decision, others do not see the negotiations leading to...

29 July 2012

Colombians Celebrate Unexpected Silver Medal

On Saturday, July 28, Rigoberto Urán became the first Colombian to win a medal in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. He finished second at the men's road race...

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