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7Bogota citizens give up automobiles in first ever Car Free Week

That bike-friendly city of Bogota finally came to the conclusion that two wheels are worth seven days, not just one. The Colombian capital, which has been hosting car-free days regularly since 2000, expanded the idea and held its first-ever car-free week earlier this month, Treehugger says. Coordinated by the organization "Mejor en Bici" ("Better on Bike"), the event spurred about 600,000 people a day to leave their cars at home.

14Impatient Woman Uses Mazda To Push Taxi Out Of Her Way

Crowd cheered as driver repeatedly hit cab from behind

A woman in the nightlife district of Medellin, Colombia didn't feel like waiting for the taxi in front of her car to move.

62Bloomberg: BMW, Ferrari, VW cars use tungsten mined by terrorists

Bloomberg Markets is reporting that BMW, Volkswagen and Ferrari have been using tungsten ore sourced from Colombia's FARC rebel terrorists. The extensive story focuses on Colombia's illegal mining trade and calls into question the provenance of the rare ore that is used not only in crankshaft parts production, but is also found in the world's computing and telecommunications industry for use in screens.

7BYD will supply 46 EVs to Bogota taxi fleet

Chinese automaker BYD will soon be running a fleet of 49 electric vehicles as emissions-free taxis in the capital of Colombia. BYD will supply 46 of its e6 EVs to Bogota for what will be the first all-electric taxi fleet in South America. Three more e6 EVs will be provided for Colceincias, Bogota's Technology, Science and Innovation Administration. The taxi fleet will go live sometime by March 2013.

14BYD buses win MPGe tests in Colombia

The energy efficiency of electric buses from BYD didn't get lost in translation, apparently.

52Ex-GM workers in Colombia sew mouths shut in hunger strike [w/video]

Seven Colombian men, all former General Motors employees, have sewn their mouths shut as part of a hunger strike that is now in its third week. The demonstrators, stationed outside the U.S. embassy in Bogota, are protesting their termination from the GM Colmotores plant.

50Tennessee man attempts murder with truck by driving through store

Have you ever watched something only to think, What the heck is that guy smoking? Well that wouldn't come even close to explaining this latest incident as seen here on a store's surveillance cameras.

21REPORT: Former racer Ricardo LondoƱo murdered in Colombia

News reports from Colombia indicate that former racing driver Ricardo "Cichilla" Londoño has been gunned down outside his hotel in San Bernardo del Viento in an apparent drug-related killing this past Saturday.

7Metrocable: solar-power assisted cable car as public transportation

Now that winter is coming, some people are getting ready for cable cars rides at ski resorts. But what if a city used cable cars as for public transportation? Such is the case in Medellín, in Colombia, and its Metrocable system. There are currently two aerial cable car lines which are fully integrated into the mass transit system, which has two metro lines. The mobility problems in the Colombian city, with poor neighborhoods up in the mountains that surround the city, resulted in this unu

AddColombia and the United States announce biofuel cooperation agreement

Some countries believe that their development expectations can be improved if they switch from oil-based fuels to biofuels. Such is the case of Colombia, a country that has just received the support of the United States to produce biofuel to satisfy some of the country's energy needs. Gregory Manuel, from the U. S. State Department, stated that part of the $1 billion program the U.S. is investing in biofuels includes estabilishing partnerships with nations such as Brazil and Colombia. Speaking t

47Cars are an unnecessary evil

At a recent gathering at the United Nations World Urban Forum, representatives cheered to one single theme: The automobile has put us (humanity) on the road to destruction.

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