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Medellin

Walking tour opens in Medellin’s former ‘most dangerous neighborhood’
Sep 30, 2014 Ξ Comments

Walking tour opens in Medellin’s former ‘most dangerous neighborhood’

posted by Matthew Sterne

A new walking tour has opened in the Comuna 13, formerly Medellin’s “most dangerous neighborhood.”

Culture

Film festival in one of Colombia’s most notorious neighborhoods ‘crowdsourcing’ international guests
Jul 17, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Film festival in one of Colombia’s most notorious neighborhoods ‘crowdsourcing’ international guests

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

A troubled neighborhood in Colombia’s second biggest city of Medellin is set to hold their 4th annual film festival, aiming to tell stories that give more nuance – and hope-  Full Article »

News

Family of 4 assassinated at home in Medellin
Jul 15, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

Family of 4 assassinated at home in Medellin

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Unknown armed men have massacred a family of four in the troubled western slums of Colombia’s second largest city Medellin.

Culture

Jun 11, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

How art helps Medellin’s embattled Comuna 13 define itself

posted by Johnny Crisp

Medellin’s Comuna 13 — one of the urban districts most affected by Colombia’s ongoing conflict — is far from trying to bury its violent history. Instead, residents are determined to  Full Article »

News

Gangs order Medellin residents to leave within 48 hours
May 6, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

Gangs order Medellin residents to leave within 48 hours

posted by Hannah Mead

Unidentified armed men on Sunday ordered at least 30 families in western Medellin to leave their homes within 48 hours, local media reported.

News

Mar 12, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

Suspected killers of Medellin children arrested

posted by Johnny Crisp

Eight people were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the murder and dismembering of two 11-year-old children in Medellin’s Comuna 13 in February. In a combined effort from the national  Full Article »

News

Feb 25, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

Children dismembered, parents threatened: a week in Medellin’s Comuna 13

posted by Charles Parkinson

Even by the standards of Comuna 13, one of Medellin’s most embattled districts, the violence seen in the past week has been shocking. On February 16, two 11-year-old boys were  Full Article »

News

Jan 29, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

Cali gang violence fueled by teenagers: Report

posted by Narayan Buckley

The number of active gangs in Cali, Colombia’s third largest city, has risen by an astonishing 1,300% since 1992, as the endless supply of minors that serve as the gangs’  Full Article »

News

Jan 22, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

Criminal gangs dismantling displaced peoples’ homes

posted by Jacob Stringer

Medellin gangs have reportedly devastated homes abandoned by people the criminals themselves displaced. According to local media, 17 homes in the San Javier district of Medellin were recently dismantled by  Full Article »

News

Nov 10, 2012 Ξ Comments Off

Medellin gangs kill 2nd rapper within 2 weeks

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Gangs from the west of Medellin on Friday killed a rapper, two weeks after the assassination of another singer and the displacement of some 60 hip hop artists over death  Full Article »

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