Showing posts from July, 2012

Colombia Wins Silver

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: 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 --

Feliz 20 de Julio

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

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