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  Noticias   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Valledupar is a traditional town, where men wear wide straw hats, the women dress in layered, flowery skirts and people seem content to let life unfurl with the winds that blow off the Sierra Nevada.
Others are the children of Valledupar's high society, their parents as eager to get them into the academy as American parents might be about Juilliard.
Gil said, is to teach a new generation of musicians about the beauty and mystery of a musical form whose roots reach back hundreds of years, when Europeans, Indians and Africans merged along this swath of infernal deserts and craggy mountains in northeastern Colombia.
www.colombiaemb.org /opencms/opencms/extras/news_item.html?id=462   (590 words)

 Valledupar and Riohacha | Colombia Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Valledupar is a very pretty but quite sleepy town except for the vallenato festival which is turns into a fantastic place, people are very nice.
I’ve been living in Valledupar for the past 2 years, I recently quit my job basically because the place is a bit limited for things to do and my girlfriend lives in Medellin so the travelling was getting a bit tiresome.
I felt as safe in Valledupar as anywhere (in or out of Colombia) it is a sleepy, laid-back city, nice people and very, very hot.
poorbuthappy.com /colombia/node/4096   (1579 words)

 CAJA - Action Alerts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
He worked for Nestlé for 20 years and was dismissed from the plant in Valledupar in reprisal for his union activity in 2002.
Romero había sido amenazado de muerte por su trabajo sindical y tenía que abandonar Valledupar en varias ocasiones para proteger su vida.
As we all know, Valledupar is controlled by the paramilitaries with the support of the military and police.
www.caja.org /action_alerts   (1086 words)

 Valledupar, Colombia
Valledupar is the economic center of the Province
Venezuela and the Antilles are the major buyers of cattle raised in Valledupar.
Valledupar also has a original music which is Vallenato.
pirate.shu.edu /~velasqma   (121 words)

 Bogota Latest News Stories
VALLEDUPAR, Colombia -- Colombian rebels freed four Israelis and a Briton on Monday to a humanitaria...
VALLEDUPAR, Colombia (AP) - Colombian rebels freed four Israelis and a Briton on Monday to a human...
VALLEDUPAR, Colombia (AP) - Colombian rebels freed four Israelis and a Briton on Monday to a humanit...
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 CNN - Colombia inmates riot, demand helicopters - Apr. 4, 1997
VALLEDUPAR, Colombia (CNN) -- Inmates who seized control of a prison, killing at least four guards and taking a dozen people hostage, on Friday demanded bulletproof vests, a cellular telephone, parachutes and helicopters to take them to freedom.
The inmates allowed the Red Cross to evacuate the dead guards, four wounded guards and a prison official who suffered a heart attack during the takeover.
The Valledupar prison is one of at least eight in Colombia where prisoners have rioted over the past two months to demand better conditions, reductions in sentences and the ouster of administrators.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9704/04/colombia.riot   (362 words)

 Boston.com / News / World / Colombian rebels release 2 hostages
VALLEDUPAR, Colombia -- Colombian rebels freed two European hostages yesterday, releasing them to a humanitarian commission that then whisked them by helicopter from the mountains where they had spent 74 days in captivity.
Weigel and Asier Huegen Echeverria of Spain were flown by helicopter from the Sierra Nevada mountains and handed over to officials in Valledupar.
The Rev. Dario Echeverri, a Roman Catholic Church leader who was also present at the handover, said the rebels pledged to release the five remaining hostages before Dec. 25.
www.boston.com /news/world/articles/2003/11/25/colombian_rebels_release_2_hostages   (573 words)

 Oberlin Alumni Magazine : Summer 2002
Up near the Caribbean in the fertile southern foothills of the world's highest coastal mountain range is Valledupar, a regional capital known for its jaunty, accordion-driven Vallenato music.
On a wan Valledupar sidestreet I find the address, get buzzed in at a wrought-iron gate, and walk through a dusty courtyard and up two flights of stairs badly in need of paint.
Workers found him decomposing in the afternoon sun in the cab of his pickup, a bullet in his head, his throat slit.
www.oberlin.edu /alummag/oamcurrent/oam_fall2002/main_columbia_2.htm   (1002 words)

 Colombia Strikes a New Note   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The songs celebrate the legends of Valledupar: Francisco the Man, a mythical escaped slave who killed the German mercenary sent by the Spanish to conquer this region; or the young woman who turned into a mermaid because she swam in the Guatapuri River on Good Friday.
Both the festival and Lopez Michelson's political interests in Valledupar are overseen by Consuelo Araujonoguera.
     Despite a prim, matronly manner that contrasts with the earthy lyrics and even earthier ambience of traditional vallenato, she has become so important in the life of Valledupar and its music that she is known simply as "La Cacica," a feminine version of the traditional title for a political boss.
www.ku.edu /~geog-ku/Geog575/Readings/Colombia_Strikes_a_New_Note.htm   (1643 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Top-ranking Colombian rebel traded successful banking career and loving ...
Trinidad, whose real name is Ricardo Palmera Pineda, was born into a family of wealthy cattle ranchers in Valledupar, a quaint tropical city in the vast Caribbean region of northern Colombia.
When he fled Valledupar, Trinidad took the bank records and other useful information he had on several wealthy families in the Caribbean region.
Government prosecutors say he was behind the kidnapping and 2001 murder of former cultural minister Consuelo Araujo Noguera, whose brother married one of Trinidad's sisters in the United States.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20040105-1333-colombia-capturedrebel.html   (656 words)

 IMPUNITY: Cases - Amparo Leonor Jiménez   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Amparo Leonor Jiménez was murdered on August 11, 1998, in Valledupar, capital of Cesar province.
But as the trial approached, the case became bogged down and attempts were made to intimidate judges and prosecutors.
Since August 10, 1999, the Valledupar Criminal Circuit Court has set seven different dates (March 30, June 14, August 15, October 3 and December 19, 2000, and March 2 and May 7, 2001) for the public hearing, continued because the defendant said he had no defense attorney.
www.impunidad.com /cases/amparojimenezE.html   (1609 words)

 Boston.com / News / World / Latin America/Caribbean / Colombian Rebels Free Spanish, German Backpackers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
VALLEDUPAR, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian Marxist rebels on Monday released two European backpackers they kidnapped at jungle ruins more than two months ago, and promised to free four Israelis and a Briton before Christmas.
A sunburned Reinhilt Weigel, who is German, and Spaniard Asier Huegun embraced as they clambered on to a Red Cross helicopter which landed in a secret jungle clearing to fly them to the northern Colombian city of Valledupar on route to the capital Bogota.
Asked when they would be released, Echeverry told reporters at Valledupar airport: "As soon as possible.
www.boston.com /news/world/latinamerica/articles/2003/11/24/colombian_rebels_free_spanish_german_backpackers   (628 words)

 Jurisprudence - CCPR - Colombia - Arhuaco v. Colombia
The authors are all members of the Arhuaco community, a Colombian indigenous group, residing in Valledupar, Department of Cesar, Colombia.
Counsel then appealed to the High Court in Valledupar, which confirmed the decision of 23 October 1991; it found that the evidence against Luis Alberto Uribe was insufficient to prove any involvement in the murders, and also took into consideration the fact that Eduardo Enrique Mattos had died in the meantime.
On 18 January 1995, the investigation was assigned to the Seventeenth Public Prosecutor's Office attached to the Valledupar District Court and under article 326 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, it suspended the proceedings, as no new evidence had come to light since 30 June 1992.
www.bayefsky.com /html/114_colombia053.php   (3963 words)

 Colombia to proceed with citizen watches - billingsgazette.com
VALLEDUPAR, Colombia (AP) - Undaunted by a deadly mortar attack during his inauguration the day before, President Alvaro Uribe vowed Thursday to proceed with plans to create a force of 1 million Colombians to report on rebel groups the government has been fighting for years.
In Valledupar, officials told Uribe of the problems in their conflict-torn region, saying travel was nearly impossible because rebels have overrun the highways.
Last year, 195 people were kidnapped in the region, according to a military report presented at the meeting.
www.billingsgazette.com /printme.php?art=rednews/2002/08/09/build/world/64-colombia.inc   (645 words)

 Undercover Crossing to Colombia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
And after having tried it out in Spain, I knew that I was incapable of doing that, that my spirit could not support such a depressing future as that which lay ahead in Argentina or Bolivia.
I had planned to go from Bogota to Valledupar and Barranquilla, in the north, but I did not have enough money to fly there.
From Valledupar, I traveled to Barranquilla to meet my second son, born during my latest absence from the country, and to spend some time with my older son and my wife.
www.libertad-prensa.org /pulgarin6-eng.html   (1365 words)

 Top-ranking rebel leader gets sentence of 35 years   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ricardo Palmera was sentenced by a judge in the northern city of Valledupar after the trial in which the rebel appeared in the courtroom via a video hookup from a U.S.-built prison north of Bogotá.
Palmera, 53, pleaded guilty to rebellion but denied that he abducted former Valledupar Mayor Elias Ochoa, who testified at the trial that Palmera had kidnapped him.
Palmera, a former banker from Valledupar, left his wife and two children and headed into the jungle to join the rebels when he was in his mid-30s.
www.latinamericanstudies.org /farc/palmera.htm   (355 words)

 The New York Times > International > Americas > From Colombia's Upper Class, Rebel and His Foil Diverged
On the streets of Valledupar, Colombia, news of rebel and guerrilla fighting is known but not all consuming.
Palmera is still recalled as a prominent member of the oligarchy who produced breezy theatrical productions, hobnobbed in Valledupar's elite social club and had a bright future as a banker.
Palmera, though working as a banker, was in the forefront of a peasant movement that had taken over Valledupar's main town square.
www.nytimes.com /2004/12/20/international/americas/20colombia.html?ex=1261285200&en=aeb9a3b334d843ee&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland   (871 words)

 Hispanic American Center for Economic Research - The elusive god of peace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
They are sandwiched between paramilitaries who control Valledupar, a nearby cattle town, and units of the FARC higher up.
Last month, Freddy Arias, the governor's brother and a human-rights activist, became the eighth Kankuamo to be killed this year; he was gunned down in the centre of Valledupar.
Despite the reinforcements, Lieut-Colonel Juan Carlos Figueroa, the army commander in Valledupar, has just 5,000 troops with which to control 3,000 sq kms (1,200 sq miles)—an area larger than Lancashire, containing, he says, some 1,400 gunmen of the illegal armies.
www.hacer.org /current/Colo031.php   (896 words)

 IMPUNITY: Cases - Amparo Leonor Jiménez   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
On June 20, 2002, the High Court of Valledupar overturned the acquittal by a lower court of the man accused of murdering journalist Amparo Leonor Jiménez on August 11, 1998, in Valledupar, Cesar province, Colombia, and handed down its own sentence.
Prada Bayona’s acquittal by the Valledupar Criminal Circuit Court on January 23, 2002, had been appealed by the district attorney and public prosecutor.
The file on the Jiménez case has been sent to the crimes against journalists section of the Human Rights Unit in the Colombian Attorney General’s Office for follow-up action to identify who was behind her murder.
www.impunidad.com /cases/amparojimenez_2E.html   (412 words)

 Worldandnation: Colombian president wants army of civilian informants
VALLEDUPAR, Colombia -- Undaunted by a deadly mortar attack during his inauguration the day before, President Alvaro Uribe vowed Thursday to proceed with plans to create a force of 1-million Colombians to report on rebel groups the government has been fighting for years.
"We must overcome fear," Uribe said in the provincial capital of Valledupar.
It was Uribe's first full day as president of the hemisphere's most troubled nation, and he hardly talked about the attack that killed 19 people as his inauguration ceremony began Wednesday.
www.sptimes.com /2002/08/09/news_pf/Worldandnation/Colombian_president_w.shtml   (538 words)

 CPJ Protests
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is writing to condemn the September 16 murder of Guzmán Quintero Torres, editor-in-chief of the daily El Pilónin Valledupar, capital of the northern Cesar Department.
According to the attorney general's office, Jiménez was targeted in retaliation for a story she broadcast in 1996 about paramilitary killings of peasants living on a large estate owned by a government official.
Local sources have informed CPJ that four other Valledupar journalists are currently receiving threats and, increasingly worried about their safety, are trying to leave the country.
www.cpj.org /protests/99ltrs/Colombia23Sept99.html   (550 words)

Also known as Simon Trinidad, he was the highest ranking member of FARC ever arrested when he was captured in Quito, Ecuador in January.
Palmera appeared at the trial in Valledupar, 690 kilometres north of Bogota, via a video hookup from a US-built prison outside the capital.
A former banker from Valledupar, left his wife and two children and headed into the jungle to join the rebels when he was in his mid-30s.
www.gulf-news.com /Articles/World2.asp?ArticleID=120146   (298 words)

 NASA RP 1383: Weather: South America
The blocking effect of mountains to the east and west of the city serve to protect this segment of the track from errant weather systems which might bring cloud cover.
In view of the excellent climatology, nearby track, and convenient road access, Valledupar provides a convenient base for an eclipse expedition.
Beyond Valledupar, the track climbs the Sierra de Perijá and moves into Venezuela and Lake Maracaibo.
umbra.nascom.nasa.gov /eclipse/980226/text/weather-amdelsud.html   (1156 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Colombian rebel leader sentenced to 35 years for kidnapping, rebellion
BOGOTA, Colombia –; The most senior Colombian rebel leader ever captured in Colombia was sentenced Tuesday to 35 years in prison for aggravated kidnapping and rebellion, a justice official said.
Ricardo Palmera was sentenced by a judge in the northern city of Valledupar after the trial in which the rebel appeared in the courtroom via a video hookup from a U.S.-built prison north of Bogota.
Until Palmera's arrest, Colombian authorities had been unable to capture or kill any major leaders of the rebel groups which have been battling a succession of elected governments in Colombia for four decades.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20040504-1512-colombia-rebelleader.html   (331 words)

 CPJ News Alert   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
New York, November 11, 1999 ­ CPJ is deeply concerned for the safety of seven Colombian journalists and their driver, who were kidnapped by leftist guerrillas yesterday while traveling to cover a right-wing paramilitary attack in Atánquez, in the northern department of Cesar.
Later that afternoon, one of the journalists called from a mobile phone and left a message for a colleague in Valledupar, saying that he and his colleagues had been kidnapped.
Less than two months ago, De la Hoz was a witness to the cold-blooded murder of his El Pilón colleague Guzmán Quintero Torres, who is thought to have been killed in reprisal for his work as a journalist.
www.cpj.org /news/1999/Colombia12nov99.html   (405 words)

 Santa Marta Expedition Report; December 21
The weather is getting clearer and better each day as the full moon approaches (okay, okay, you all know my theory) We had the most incredible journey to Nabusinake, a village at 2000 meters elevation in the Sierra Nevada De Santa Marta.
The road began as a highway out of Valledupar, then turned off to the right heading for the mountains.
We were soon informed that the local authorities, guarding the nearby entrance to the National Park of the Sierra Nevada." Where are your permits?" he growled.
www.itv.net /extreme/colombia/report-dec21.htm   (1901 words)

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