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The Stories Behind the Tweets – UK, Colombia, Ecuador

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The Stories Behind the Tweets, hosted by Coromoto Jaraba, seeks to open a window to the world, to get to the bottom of stories larger than 140 characters. In the United Kingdom activists from the Occupy Movement regularly demonstrate outside Parliament despite violent arrests. In Mapujan on the Colombian coast, peasants were displaced from their village by paramilitary forces in the year 2000. Today they are rebuilding their community with reparations from the government. In Guayaquil, Ecuador, “The Nightingale of the Americas,” Julio Jaramillo, is fondly remembered 37 years after his death. teleSUR