Colombia Reports’ 2011 Colombian of the Year is not a person, but a movement; The tens of thousands of students who forced the government to sink a higher education reform received most votes on both the website and facebook.
2011 COLOMBIAN OF THE YEAR
The students received 31.6% of a total of 626 votes, beating Santos — also their opponent in the education reform battle — who received 15.2% of the votes.
Colombia’s top singer, Shakira, and top actress, Sofia Vergara, followed with respectively 14.2% and 13.7% of the votes.
The Colombian branch of hackers collective “Anonymous,” who hit the headlines for hacking the facebook page of the president, the twitter account of former President Alvaro Uribe and regularly shutting down the websites of the Colombian army, ministeries and now-defunct intelligence agency DAS, received 7% of the votes.