Posts Tagged: Colombia

Death of Colombian in police custody in Finland sheds light on the desperate plight of many undocumented migrants

The tragic death* of a twenty-six-year-old Colombian should awaken us to the many dangers that some undocumented migrants face in Europe. According to the Finnish police, Sergio Camilo Becerra González, committed suicide while his parents suspect he was a victim of xenophobia, according to Caracol.  Both outcomes, death by suicide or xenophobia, are harrowing reminders

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La Prorroga: El viaje de vuelta

Zulma Sierra Cuando te embarcas en una aventura que te gusta mucho, te apasionas hasta el punto de querer terminarla sin importar los obstáculos, las dificultades o la falta de recursos. Foto Elkin Cabarcas – Fundaudiovisuales Éste es el caso que me ocupa hoy. Fundaudiovisuales y yo estamos empeñados en sacar adelante el documental Viaje de Vuelta. Queremos

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Marta Gómez: The little boy who wanted to be white

Marta Gómez is a talented singer from Colombia who offers us a song called “Negrito,” or “(cute) little black boy.” In most parts of Latin America, it’s perfectly fine to call a person negrito, the diminutive of the word negro. The song by Gómez is based on a real negrito of her hometown of Cali, who

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Alberdi and the role of immigration to Finland

Juan Bautista Alberdi was one of the greatest social thinkers that Latin America produced in the nineteenth century. If we look at the Argentinean and South America right after these countries gained independence from Spain up to the 1820s, they faced a daunting task: How to build new nations from scratch.

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