Archivo de enero 4th, 2013



Police have lead on those responsible for Alisson’s death

Viernes, enero 4th, 2013

The National Police has identified two suspects it believes may have fired gunshots into the air on New Year’s Eve, causing the death of an 11-year-old girl in Manrique, in eastern Medellín.

The director of Citizen Security, General Rodolfo Palomino, revealed the information in a press conference this morning saying they have “some information that’s being analyzed.” The little girl’s funeral was held on Thursday amidst crowds of protesters rejecting the incident and asking for stricter control on the use of firearms in celebrations.

Authorities are offering a reward of up to 40 million pesos for information leading to an arrest in this case.

Apartadó chosen for comprehensive education project

Viernes, enero 4th, 2013

‘Apartadó, leader in coexistence and civility’, was among the projects selected for development and will be financed in part with a 250 million-dollar credit from the InterAmerican Development Bank.

The proposal, created by Apartadó’s Department of Education and the Facilitar Corporation, is aimed at providing students with a more comprehensive education. The goal is to make sure students become competent in the field of their choice, but also respect human rights and coexist as members of a community.

The project is to be implemented in 16 public schools and contemplates including families so that they may become more involved in the education being offered to their children.

Authorities prepare for heavy traffic over the weekend

Viernes, enero 4th, 2013

In what is referred to as “Operation Return”, authorities are expecting to see about 3 million vehicles on the nation’s roads this weekend, between those returning from holiday vacations and those traveling for the 3-day weekend. Air traffic will also increase significantly.

Invías and the Department of Transportation are using social media tools like Twitter to offer travelers safety advice and keep them informed of road conditions.

Medellín still far from achieving ideal goal in recycling

Viernes, enero 4th, 2013

Although Medellín is a model of waste management and recycling for the rest of the country, there’s still a long way to go before it reaches the goal set by environmental authorities. According to Medellín’s Secretary of the Environment, Ana Milena Joya, 2,200 tons of trash are generated each day, of which 12 percent is recovered, equal to 264 tons; the ultimate goal is to reach 30 percent, or 660 tons.

However, considering the complexity involved in reaching that goal, the Anibal Gaviria administration hopes to make it at least to 15 percent by the time his term ends. The Mayoralty invests 10,000 million pesos a year in waste management.



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