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Colombia Rice Growers Saved From Ruin

Posted on: Sep 30 2014 - 4:02pm | #0
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Fedearroz agronomist Cristo Perez selects rice plants in Monteria, Cordoba. Photograph: Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images

COLOMBIA NEWS (The Guardian) — Colombia’s rice farmers were already struggling with climate change and unfair trade rules when they received an unlikely recommendation based on research from one of the winners of the UN Big Data Climate Challenge: “Don’t plant in this sowing season.” The advice came from Fedearroz, the main organisation for rice growers in the country, and helped 170 farmers in Córdoba avoid economic losses of an estimated $3.6m (£2.2m). Scientists at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (Ciat) had forecast that the first growing season of the year would coincide with a severe dry period and an acute water deficit. They urged farmers in the Caribbean department of Córdoba, one of the country’s...

The Return of Cricket in Colombia

Posted on: Sep 30 2014 - 3:59pm | #0
In: News, Sports
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Jairo Andres Venegas will take part in the inaugaral Amazon Cup next weekend, where Colombia will face Brazil and Peru. Photograph: Olly West

COLOMBIA NEWS (The Guardian) — “My friends think of me as a madman.” Jairo Andres Venegas is a rather unusual Colombian. He’s very probably the only Colombian with a collection of cricket bats from the...

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No To Sex Tourism in Medellin

COLOMBIA NEWS — In July 2014, the Facebook page No to sex tourist was created, with the purpose of create awareness about sex tourism in Colombia. Wikipedia lo define como: Sex tourism is travel to engage in sexual activity, particularly with prostitutes. The World Tourism Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations, defines sex tourism as “trips...

Posted on: Sep 29 2014 - 5:53pm | #0
In: Inside Colombia, Medellin, News
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A reinvented train journey transforms tourism in Colombia’s tiny San Cipriano

San Cipriano, a tiny village in west Colombia, has reinvented the wheel, or at least the train track, to boost tourism.  The jungle...

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Bogota tourist center to stay open all Saturday night

La Candelaria, the tourist center of Colombia’s capital Bogota, will stay open all night on Saturday to help it become the neighborhood...

Record Month For Threaths During Peace Process

COLOMBIA NEWS — More than 150 human-rights defenders, journalists and politicians have been threatened in Colombia in less than 30 days, in the most massive intimidation campaign since peace talks began between the government and the FARC. The wave of threats began Sept. 8 with a list of 91 people to whom the paramilitary group Aguilas Negras gave 15 days to leave the country for...

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No To Sex Tourism in Medellin

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COLOMBIA NEWS — In July 2014, the Facebook page No to sex tourist was created, with the purpose of create awareness about sex tourism in Colombia. Wikipedia lo define como: Sex tourism is travel to engage...

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Colombia Installs 6 Digital Kiosks in Cundinamarca

COLOMBIA NEWS – Colombia’s Ministerio de Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones de Colombia (MINTIC)...


Landslide kills 4 children in central Colombia

Posted on: Sep 26 2014 - 11:53am | Comments Off
In: Colombia Reports, News
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The bodies of four children were recovered after they had been killed by a landslide in central Colombia. The governor of the Cundinamarca state, Alvaro Cruz, reported the rescue of the bodies of the related three boys and one girl on his twitter account. Ya se encontraron los 4 cuerpos. Tres hombres y una mujer. Todos menores de edad y familiares. Lamentable hecho en #Guaduas — Alvaro Cruz (@AlvaroCruzGob) September 25, 2014 According to the state council of disaster risk management, the four children were surprised by the landslide on Wednesday evening when they were fishing in a creek close to their homes, El Espectador reported. The deceased children were identified by forensic investigators. Sources Hallan los cuerpos de los cuatro...

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Colombia cancels satellite purchase due to lack of funds

Colombia’s vice president has announced the country will not purchase a $250 million satellite, but instead will continue to buy information coming from other satellites. The planned satellite is canceled because the government doesn’t have the budget for the purchase, vice president German Vargas stated. “We have explored the possibility over the last...

Posted on: Sep 26 2014 - 1:48am | Comments Off
In: Colombia Reports, News, Technology
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Colombia: a clear showcase of the Latam telecoms, media and digital market trends

Posted on: Sep 26 2014 - 1:48am | Comments Off
In: Colombia Reports
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The telecommunications, media and digital (TMD) industry has a proven history of strong growth and attractive returns in Colombia and Latin America. In fact, the telecom sector in general has proven to be one of the most attractive sectors for investors in the last three decades. This is corroborated by data from the IFC/World Bank, which shows that investments realized by the IFC in the telecom sector over a 30 year period up to 2009 generated the highest returns within its portfolio, outpacing that of other sectors including healthcare, consumer, energy and other utilities. Whilst the story going forward will be more nuanced, the ongoing growth of the TMD industry in Latam and specifically in Colombia should allow investors, wisely choosing...

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Colombia Installs 6 Digital Kiosks in Cundinamarca

COLOMBIA NEWS – Colombia’s Ministerio de Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones de Colombia (MINTIC) – Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications – has installed six kiosks under the Vive Digital plan. The kiosks were deployed at public schools in La Calera, Sopo, Zipaquira and Choconta, in Cundinamarca department. Vive...

Posted on: Sep 25 2014 - 12:05pm | Comments Off
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