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Colombia Wins Silver

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On Saturday, Colombia won a SILVER medal in CYCLING!!!

I couldn't be more excited for this post. Partly because I am back to posting, partly because Colombia won its first medal, and mostly because I personally know the bicycling coach of the Colombian team. Felicitaciones Jenaro!!! :)

Bicycling in Colombia, and particularly in Boyaca, is a huge sport. You can read more here:

http://raisingcolombiankids.blogspot.com/2009/06/cycling.html

Here is a video of the end of the race. Colombia was so close to the gold medal, but I am happy that he got a medal.



Here is an interview in Spanish with the coach --
http://vimeo.com/46539640

Feliz 20 de Julio

Happy Colombian Independence Day!!

Here is a link to a past post that explains the story of Colombian Independence.

http://raisingcolombiankids.blogspot.com/2009/07/colombian-independence.html

Interesting ICBF statistics

The Director of the Protective Custody division of ICBF, Adriana Gonzalez Maxcyclak, recent held a conference for the Family Advocates from 9 departments and Bogota. In her address, she revealed the following statistics:

1 - There are currently more that 60,000 children in protective custody.

2 - 15,054 of them are in protective custody because of abuse

3 - 7,594 are victims of sexual violence

4 - 3,859 are in custody because of substance abuse

5 - 3,031 were homeless

6 - 1,562 were malnourished