Natalia Gnecco has a degree in journalism and social communications from the Universidad de La Sabana, which is located in Bogotá, Colombia. She is a specialist in political marketing. In 2006 she was elected by American Votes to receive special training about political campaigns in North America, with the consent of Michigan State University.
Her experience as a correspondent for Conexión Colombia, El Popular of Toronto and recently Abanico magazine has allowed her to interview many personalities in Canada and to get to know the most important international festivals held in Montreal in cinema, music, dance, gastronomy, literature, theatre and opera.
Natalia also has experience in planning and organizing events, seminars, and training courses. In 2005 she became a public relations advisor for the United Nations Project for Development (PNUD) in Colombia. She has been always connected with journalism, and since 2008 her virtual audience has grown thanks to this blog,. She was also an investigative journalist for Nuevo Mundo Television and has hosted several radio stations in Montreal, including CKUT (McGill University), Radio Latina, and CFMB. Natalia is a promoter of changes within the framework, culture and politics of Quebec.
Natalia has been a member of Culture Montreal, CIM, and the Cultural Communities Committee of Quebec for three years. In addition she has supported many activities in the Colombian Latin American communities in Quebec. In 2009 she founded and directed LatinArte, and she was a director of this festival until October 2010. LatinArte offered a window to the Latin-American culture lived in Montreal and the objective was to integrate, discover and share the different aspects of art.
If Oscar Peterson, the great Canadian pianist of jazz were alive, and could share only a few moments with Jose André Montaño, he would be astonished at how quickly and well this Bolivian child can play the piano. His love for music along with the joy of his spirits has intensified his creativity so much that his talent is no longer hidden. In fact, Montaño lost his anonymity in his own country where now the local press calls him a child prodigy. Recently he appeared in several newspapers after a night of Jazz at the International Culture Festival, where he played a trio with his father, the guitarist, Roberto Montaño.
@NataliaGnecco Dicen que las comparaciones son odiosas, pero hay situaciones que ameritan acudir a ciertos tipos de estructura comparativa, para invitar a la reflexión, por eso vale la pena recordar que mientras el mundo entero rendía homenaje a Malala Yousfzaila paquistaní de 17 años, ganadora del Premio Nobel de la Paz por su labor en defensa de la educación de la niñez, en Colombia importantes medios de comunicación no cesaban de elogiar la hazaña de Natalia Silva, modelo de 19 años por caminar desnuda en las principales avenidas de Bogotá.
Todos conocemos a Grecia en azul y blanco, un país de extraordinaria belleza, con una historia riquísima, cuna de la civilización, de la democracia de la filosofía, de las artes, de los ideales olímpicos, pero esa patria de Aristóteles, Homero y Platón también se respira desde el suelo azteca, gracias a la ayuda de Georgia Boutsianis,Vicepresidenta de la Comunidad Helénica de México, COMHELMEX.
Dicen que los ojos son el espejo del alma, pero no todos tenemos el talento de desnudar con los ojos todas esas historias urbanas impregnadas de violencia, arte, política, amor o desamor que nos rodean para plasmarlas en un papel como lo hace Harold Gilberto Trujillo Torres, más conocido como Chócolo. Con su andar despreocupado, en contra de las manecillas del reloj, ya sea sumergido en un vagón del transmilenio o escuchando las ocurrencias de un niño que apenas comienza a dibujar, este caricaturista colombiano logra sacudirnos de la cotidianidad.