colombia

10:38pm

Wed September 11, 2013
Cops & Courts

Radio Ambulante: Nohemí

Nohemí
Photograph by James Samuelson

Nohemí was taken from her home when she was just a girl, and sent to work as a domestic employee for an upper-middle class family in Bogota. This is her story: how she survived years of abuse, neglect, and misfortune; and how, decades later, an act of solidarity and bravery helped bring her some measure of justice. This piece was produced by Camila Segura. 

Warning: This story contains graphic descriptions of sexual violence. May not be suitable for minors.

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2:14pm

Mon May 13, 2013
Arts & Culture

Radio Ambulante: El chamán / The Shaman

Clouds over Bogotá, Colombia
Flickr user AnnGrlk CC License

The intense winter rains of 2011 left thousands of Colombians flooded out of their homes and claimed hundreds of lives. That same year, a man named Jorge Elías González became infamous for taking public money to keep the skies clear over Bogotá. Melba Escobar tells us his story.

Las intensas lluvias del invierno del 2011 dejaron a miles de colombianos sin casas y cientos de muertos. Ese mismo año, un hombre llamado Jorge Elías González se volvió famoso por cobrar dineros públicos para mantener el cielo de Bogotá despejado. Melba Escobar nos cuenta su historia.

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