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Pope Greets Presence of Victims in Colombian Peace Talks in Havana

Posted on: Aug 20 2014 - 1:29pm | #0
In: News, Road To Peace
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Pope Francis waves to crowds as he arrives to his inauguration mass on 19 March 2013.

COLOMBIA NEWS -  Pope Francis expressed being happy for the victims of the Colombian armed conflict that were heard at the negotiating table of the Government and the guerrillas of the FARC-EP installed in Havana, Cuba. The message was passed on the eve of the talks by Cardinal Francisco Javier Errázuri, Archbishop of Santiago de Chile, during the closing ceremony of the Third World Apostolic Congress on Mercy, which met in the Colombian capital from 15 to 19 August, according to Bogota radio station La F.M. Errázuri, who integrates the Cardinals Council and is a personal friend of the Pope, said that His Holiness sent a hoping message to people affected by war for more than five decades, because he understand the pain they have gone through. He...

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Pekerman to continue to coach Colombia: Federation

Argentina’s Jose Pekerman will continue leading Colombia’s national soccer squad, national soccer federation FCF announced on Tuesday. In a press release on its webstie, the federation announced it had been able to agree Pekerman will remain in Colombia until after the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The federation was hoping to keep Pekerman after an unprecedented...

Posted on: Aug 19 2014 - 1:33pm | Comments Off
In: Colombia Reports, Sports
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Introducing Medellin’s tackiest nightclub, ‘My Sweet Jesus’

COLOMBIA NEWS – Medellin’s Dulce Jesus Mio, or “My Sweet Jesus” in English, is quite possibly the tackiest nightclub in...

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Bogota continues with nightclub curfew extension citing positive results

Colombia’s capital, Bogota, will continue to extend the night time curfew to 6AM for bars and clubs after experiencing positive...

Colombia marks 25th anniversary of Galan’s assasination

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Luis Carlos Galan, a  favored presidential candidate and outspoken enemy of Colombia’s drug cartels, was assassinated 25 years ago on August 18 during a campaign rally outside Bogota. At the time of his assassination in 1989, Luis Carlos Galan was predicted in polls to win the 1990 presidential term with 60% of the votes, according to El Espectador newspaper. Senator Galan...

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Colombia LGBTI community celebrates big day for trans rights

Two high court decisions handed down in Bogota Tuesday fell firmly in favor of their transgender plaintiffs, both of whom...


18 journalists working under constant fear of death in northern Colombia

Posted on: Aug 18 2014 - 1:23pm | Comments Off
In: Colombia Reports, News
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Eighteen journalists in Colombia’s northern state of Antioquia are working under constant fear from death threats over their reporting on criminal gangs, national media reported on Monday. Fear of retaliation from people working against investigations is not unusual if you are working as a journalist in Colombia’s remote areas, according to Colombia’s El Tiempo newspaper. In the region of Bajo Cauca, Antioquia, which consists of six municipalities, 18 journalists are working at risk, according to Oscar Morales, a representative of the Association of Journalists of Antioquia (APA). El Tiempo reports that in Bajo Cuaca, three in nine journalists carry out their work in fear. Morales, who has been pleading for the protection of journalists...

Woman Hid 2Kgs Of Cocaine in Her Breast Implants

Posted on: Aug 18 2014 - 1:15pm | Comments Off
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Narcotics agents became suspicious when the woman began acting nervously at a routine screening. Photo by Spanish National Police/AFP/Getty

COLOMBIA NEWS – Giving an entire new meaning to drug bust, a 43 year old Venezuelan woman, landing in Madrid, Spain from Bogota (Colombia), was detained by police with almost 2kgs of cocaine stuffed into her...

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Bogota’s Bullfighters: Stop Us From Killing Bulls and We’ll Kill Ourselves

COLOMBIA  NEWS (AP) – The matadors of Colombia’s capital city of Bogota continue their hunger strike to press their demands that the city council rescind a ban on bullfighting. It was two years ago when Bogota’s Mayor suspended bullfights. The two-week-old protest outside the classically styled arena, Plaza Cultural la Santamaria, comes as the country’s...

Posted on: Aug 18 2014 - 1:07pm | Comments Off
In: Bogota, Inside Colombia, News
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