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The 6 Colombians taking part in this year’s Tour de France

Posted on: Jul 1 2015 - 2:57pm | Comments Off on The 6 Colombians taking part in this year’s Tour de France
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Colombia Reports Six Colombian riders will be taking part in this year’s Tour de France, widely considered the world’s most prestigious cycling event. Here’s who they are. Some of the riders have already gained international fame for their previous performances at global sporting events. Particularly Nairo Quintana and Rigoberto Uran have made spectacular performances at previous cycling tours and world championships. However, three of this year’s Colombian riders in the 102nd Tour are new and still have to prove their worth in France. Nairo Quintana (Image credit: Movistar) Nairo Quintana (Movistar) Nairo Quintana is arguably Colombia’s best rider of the moment and one of the favorites to win the Tour. The 25-year-old will...

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Colombia “Defaults” Among The Best

(TODAY COLOMBIA) Colombia is among the list of countries with the most “defaults” in the history of world economics. While we read all about the current serious financial crisis in Greece, before that, when talking about debt crisis, Argentina was the first name on any list. And for no wonder, the South American country recorded its eight default in...

Posted on: Jul 1 2015 - 11:08am | Comments Off on Colombia “Defaults” Among The Best
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More Uribe aides to be charged, this time over paramilitary visit to presidential palace

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Colombia’s prosecution is planning to file criminal charges against the former press secretary and the former judicial adviser of Colombian ex-president Alvaro Uribe for meeting with a paramilitary representative, reported Caracol Radio on Tuesday. According to the radio station, former Press Secretary Cesar Mauricio Velasquez and former Judicial Secretary Edmundo del Castillo...

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They Could Be Banned in France … But in Colombia You Can Enjoy!

  (Today Colombia) A few days ago, the Minister for Ecology of France Ségolène Royal, asked the French to stop using...


Would you want a demobilized FARC guerrilla as neighbor?

Posted on: Jun 30 2015 - 8:34am | Comments Off on Would you want a demobilized FARC guerrilla as neighbor?
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The majority of people from Colombia’s conflict areas would be okay living next door to a demobilized FARC guerrilla, but that’s as far as they would go, a recent poll said. An extensive poll held in municipalities that have been defined as key areas if the administration of President Juan Manuel Santos reaches a peace deal with the FARC tried to paint a picture of the challenges a post-conflict Colombia would be facing. The poll showed high levels of victimization in these areas and a limited acceptation of demobilized fighters. High levels of victimization Profile FARC Fact sheet Peace talks In the 44 polled municipalities; 63.1% of the interviewees said that at least one member of their immediate family had been victim either...

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Colombia should follow US example on same-sex marriage: Gay rights group

Gay rights group Colombia Diversa has called on the country’s Constitutional Court to follow the example of the United States Supreme Court that on Friday legalized gay marriage in all 50 US states. Colombia Diversa celebrated the US court decision, claiming that it confirmed that “marriage is a fundamental right based on the freedom guaranteed by the constitution”...

Posted on: Jun 28 2015 - 10:43am | Comments Off on Colombia should follow US example on same-sex marriage: Gay rights group
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Copa America: Colombia eliminated after losing to Argentina in penalty shootout

Posted on: Jun 26 2015 - 10:56pm | Comments Off on Copa America: Colombia eliminated after losing to Argentina in penalty shootout
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Colombia Reports Argentina advanced to the semi-finals of the Copa America 5-4 on penalties on Friday after their 90-minute onslaught ended in a 0-0 draw with Colombia. Carlos Tevez got the winner with Argentina’s seventh spot kick in what was a thrilling end to a great tie. Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina was the man of the match, making some remarkable stops to keep his side in the game. The Arsenal keeper made a miraculous double save in the 25th minute when he dived to keep out a point-blank shot from Sergio Aguero with his legs and then got up to parry away Lionel Messi’s header from the rebound. He also did just enough to tip a shot from Nicolas Otamendi onto the post with 10 minutes left. Jeison Murillo scooped the ball off the...

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FARC attack caused Colombia’s ‘biggest environmental disaster in 10 years’

A FARC attack on an oil pipeline in the southwest of Colombia has caused the country’s biggest environmental disaster in the past decade, said the country’s environment Minister on Thursday. Alleged FARC rebels blew up a pipeline in the southeastern Nariño province on Monday, causing the spilling of more than 400,000 gallons of crude oil into nearby rivers,...

Posted on: Jun 25 2015 - 4:28pm | Comments Off on FARC attack caused Colombia’s ‘biggest environmental disaster in 10 years’
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