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Macondo Reborn at Bogota Book Fair

Posted on: Apr 26 2015 - 7:09am | #0
In: Bogota, Inside Colombia, News
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Macondo is a fictional town described in Gabriel García Márquez's novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude

TODAY COLOMBIA – A map of legendary Macondo with its swamps and mountains, receives visitors at the pavilion dedicated to honor the mythical town of A Hundred Years of Solitude by Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez at the largest literary feast of this capital. Inspired by Gabo’s imagination, tbe International Book Fair of Bogota dedicated a space of three thousand square meters to recall passages of the novel by the narrator and journalikst. Under soft lights, tne great hall recalls icons of the story on the Buendia clan, as the family home, the yellow butterflies that fluttered all through the región, the tomb of the gypsy Melquiades and his inventions: the magnet and the spyglass. The memory machine is another of the allusions...

Colombia’s ‘corrupt’ constitutional court president accuses predecessor of corruption

The president of Colombia’s Constitutional Court has filed a corruption complaint against his predecessor in the midst of allegations against his own questionable behavior, local media reported. Before the Accusations Committee of the House of Representatives, Magistrate Jorge Ignacio Pretelt accused Magistrate Luis Ernesto Vargas of allegedly meeting on four...

Posted on: Apr 23 2015 - 6:48pm | Comments Off
In: Colombia Reports, News
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Colombia honors Gabriel Garcia Marquez at Bogota book fair

Colombia is honoring author Gabriel Garcia Marquez at its largest literary event a year after his death, paying tribute to the Nobel...

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The Price Is Wrong: Colombian Model Gives Away A Car By Mistake In ‘Price Is Right’ Fail

TODAY COLOMBIA – Colombia’s Manuela Arbelaez thought her “Price Is Right” modeling days were over when she...

Victims’ perspectives on Colombia’s peace talks crisis

Victim representatives are urging the Colombian government and rebel group FARC to speed up ongoing peace talks and agree to a bilateral ceasefire as soon as possible. The peace process hit a crisis phase last week after a FARC attack left 11 soldiers dead in Cauca last week, though the government and rebel group on Monday confirmed the continuation of the negotiations. Peace talks...

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Macondo Reborn at Bogota Book Fair

Macondo is a fictional town described in Gabriel García Márquez's novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude

TODAY COLOMBIA – A map of legendary Macondo with its swamps and mountains, receives visitors at the pavilion dedicated to honor the mythical town of A Hundred Years of Solitude by Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia...

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Colombia Transforms Old Tires Into Green Housing

TODAY COLOMBIA – CHOACHM, Colombia — The highlands around the Colombian capital are scattered with small buildings...


Colombia frees Chinese ship caught carrying weapons illegally

Posted on: Apr 23 2015 - 8:33am | Comments Off
In: Colombia Reports, News
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Colombia has authorized a Chinese ship to set sail after it was caught carrying 100 tonnes of explosives to Cuba illegally, the prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday, though it continues to hold the vessel’s captain pending a criminal investigation. The ship was detained on Feb. 28 after docking in the coastal city of Cartagena on the Caribbean coast. Inspectors found the explosives plus 2.6 million detonators, 99 projectile heads and around 3,000 canon shells on board. The documentation presented by the crew said the ship, the Da Dan Xia, was carrying grains. A Cartagena-based judge authorized the ship to depart after nearly two months because Colombian authorities do not have the logistical capacity to unload, store or destroy the weaponry...

Colombia’s judicial branch, joined by teachers, return to strike

Colombia’s judicial branch is striking for the second time in half a year, along with 334,000 of the country’s teachers, following failure to reach agreement with the government of President Juan Manuel Santos. The judges again left their offices on Wednesday to unite in protest, with the support of various other areas of national service including the education...

Posted on: Apr 22 2015 - 10:23pm | Comments Off
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Colombia mayor bans public protests after audiences boo president

Posted on: Apr 22 2015 - 10:23pm | Comments Off
In: Colombia Reports, News
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A central Colombia mayor controversially banned all public protest on the day the country’s vice president came to visit. The move seemed a response to a number of events during which President Juan Manuel Santos was booed by opponents. The mayor of Barrancabermeja released the 24-hour decree on Tuesday while Vice President German Vargas was in town. According to the decree, “any type of reunion or agglomeration of people whose objective is to hold a public demonstration or to disturb the public order” is prohibited, and would be penalized accordingly. The ban on protest stirred up controversy, to which mayor Elkin David Bueno responded by claiming it was simply a matter of protocol. Profiles German Vargas Juan Manuel Santos “If...

Peace talks with FARC to continue in spite of damaged trust: Chief negotiator

Colombia’s government and rebel group FARC will continue peace talks despite a crisis spurred by a rebel attack that killed 11 soldiers, the government’s chief negotiator said Monday. Chief negotiator Humberto De La Calle confirmed in a speech following Monday’s negotiations that they will not desist in the midst of a reignited armed conflict caused by the...

Posted on: Apr 22 2015 - 12:25am | Comments Off
In: Colombia Reports
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