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Colombia Celebrates “Día del Amor y la Amistad”

Posted on: Sep 19 2014 - 6:57am | #0
In: Inside Colombia, News
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COLOMBIA NEWS – Colombians will be celebrating an very special day tomorrow, the “Día del Amor y la Amistad” (Day of Love and Friendship). Around the world, most countries celebrate Valentine’s Day in February. In Colombia it is celebrated on the third Saturday of each September. In Colombia, the celebration is not just one single day, rather the entire weekend. Many businesses holdspecial promotions, such as women drinking free (good for all you chicas out there), or two-for-one meals. All in all, it’s pretty difficult to escape the celebration, and just as well because Colombians know how to do it right. Unlike in some countries, where the celebration is more of a forced one with the traditional giving of roses...

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Film ‘Mateo’ chosen to represent Colombia at 2015 Oscars

Colombia’s branch of the Academy of Arts and Cinematography has chosen the movie ‘Mateo’ to represent the country at the 2015 Oscar Awards. “Mateo” was directed by Maria Gamboa and premiered earlier this year in March at film festivals and in August in mainstream theaters. Gamboa’s movie was chosen from three movies. The other two finalists were ‘Los...

Posted on: Sep 19 2014 - 2:55am | #0
In: Colombia Reports, Entertainment, Now Colombia
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Film ‘Mateo’ chosen to represent Colombia at 2015 Oscars

Colombia’s branch of the Academy of Arts and Cinematography has chosen the movie ‘Mateo’ to represent the country at the 2015...

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Benicio del Toro’s Pablo Escobar film premieres at Toronto Film Festival

“Escobar: Paradise Lost” tells the story of a young man who falls in love with a Colombian, which turns out to be the niece of...

Colombia army admits recruitment ‘raids’ are illegal

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Colombia’s army has acknowledged that forcing youths into trucks on the pretext of checking their military status is against the law, newspaper El Espectador reported on Thursday. In late August, after allegations made ​​in the media about arbitrary raids for recruitment purposes by the Army, better known as “batidas”, the then Head of Army Recruiting General Felix Ivan Muñoz...

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[VIDEO] Colombia’s Economic Success Story

COLOMBIA NEWS (BUSINESS) —  Colombia’s finance minister, Mauricio Cárdenas says a peace deal with Marxist rebels,...


Afro-Colombian activist says minority is victim of ‘state racism’

Posted on: Sep 19 2014 - 2:55am | #0
In: Colombia Reports, News
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The director of a Colombian anti-racism organization has accused three government ministers of “state racism” following their failure to attend a meeting on the development of the predominantly black Pacific region of Choco. Ray Charrupi, who heads up the Cali-based organization Chao Racismo, told Colombia Reports that the three ministers are not familiar with, nor are they interested in becoming familiar with the undeveloped Pacific region inhabited mostly by Afro-Colombians. The meeting, initiated by Colombia’s Ombudsman Jorge Armando Otalora, took place in region’s capital city of Quibdo with the purpose of discussing the lack of infrastructure and violence experienced by the populace. The ministers of Interior, of Mining, and of...

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Colombia Extends Its Wealth Tax

COLOMBIA NEWS – Colombia is one of the world’s most unequal societies. Last week, the government of Juan Manuel Santos, who began his second term as president in August, announced the extension of a wealth tax introduced in 2002 to pay for the mounting costs of the country’s 50 year drug-fuelled guerrilla war. “In that sense, we are actually ahead of...

Posted on: Sep 18 2014 - 6:10am | #0
In: Business & Economy, News
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