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Liberal Party (Colombia)

Posted on: Nov 22 2014 - 6:55pm | #0
In: Colombia Reports
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Founded in 1848, Colombia’s Liberal party has been one of the prominent political organizations since the 19th century. It has shared power and conflict with Colombia’s Conservative party for over 150 years. Birth of the Party The party came into its own under General Jose Hilario Lopez with the premise of greater liberty for the Colombian people, similar to those that had emerged in England during the Enlightenment period.. The party has traditionally focused on more urban areas where issues of industrialization and labor are most common. It has also focused on promoting social welfare programs. One of the earliest key elements of the Liberal platform was an “anticlerical” stance as it promoted a separation of church and state instead...

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Colombia walks away with 6 Latin Grammys

Five Colombian artists walked away with a total of six Latin Grammys at the musical ceremony Thursday. Two of the awards were for singer Carlos Vives. Vives was awarded for six categories and won those of Best Song (Cuando nos volvamos a encontrar) and Best Contemporary Tropical Album (Mas corazon profundo). He was expected to win in each category. He dedicated...

Posted on: Nov 21 2014 - 12:30pm | Comments Off
In: Colombia Reports, Entertainment, Now Colombia
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Colombia walks away with 6 Latin Grammys

Five Colombian artists walked away with a total of six Latin Grammys at the musical ceremony Thursday. Two of the awards were for...

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Colombia’s Carlos Vives favorite in Latin Grammys

Colombia pop singer Carlos Vives is among the favorites to win Singer of the Year in the 2014 Latin Grammys. Vives is the most nominated...

A ray of hope for Colombia’s water-deprived communities

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Colombian academics and scientists have been teaming up with small communities to carry out successful potable water projects, in stark contrast to past and current state failures to improve the country’s water infrastructure. Colciencias, the government agency focused on science, technology, and innovation, has for the last two years been working directly with Colombian communities,...

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Lucky to be alive: The girl was carrying more than 100 cocaine capsules

11 Year Old Girl Colombia’s ‘Youngest Ever Drug Mule’

COLOMBIA NEWS — An 11-year-old girl thought to be the world’s youngest drug mule has been stopped in  Cali...


24 Colombia policemen arrested after 2-day corruption purge

Posted on: Nov 20 2014 - 4:14pm | Comments Off
In: Colombia Reports, News
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The number of Colombian policeman arrested in an offensive against corruption in the force has risen to 25, local media reported. Three officers were caught extorting a merchant in the municipality of Candelaria in Valle. Local radio station Blu reported that one of them was even in uniform when arrested. The three officers are charged with conspiracy to commit crime, aggravated robbery, extortion, embezzlement, and bribery. Five other officers were also arrested in the municipality of Apartado and charged with extortion. In total 24 Colombian police officers have now been arrested in just under two days on charges relating to corruption. The purge comes as a result of a new “Transparency Plan” initiated this week by Colombia’s National...

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Colombia’s Carlos Vives favorite in Latin Grammys

Colombia pop singer Carlos Vives is among the favorites to win Singer of the Year in the 2014 Latin Grammys. Vives is the most nominated of Colombian contenders (with six nominations) and is also the overall favorite to win. His song “Cuando Nos Volvamos a Encontrar” is expected to be a top contender for the Song of the Year category. Other contenders include...

Posted on: Nov 20 2014 - 11:10am | Comments Off
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Should Colombia’s government start formal talks with ELN?

Posted on: Nov 20 2014 - 11:10am | Comments Off
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A week in which Colombia’s peace talks were suspended might not seem the most opportune time to advocate initiating peace negotiations with Colombia’s second largest guerrilla group, the ELN. But a new book launched Wednesday at the Center of Memory, Peace and Reconciliation, advocates exactly this, arguing for negotiations to be established. “Why negotiate with the ELN?” is a compilation of works by various authors edited by Professor Victor Currea-Lugo of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, and was presented with Liberal Party Senator Horacio Serpa Uribe. Given the FARC’s recent capture of two soldiers, its killing of two indigenous guards, and its capture of General Ruben Dario Alzate, what are the prospects for such a negotiation? Political...

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Two children sexually abused every hour in Colombia

Two children are sexually abused in Colombia every hour, the country’s Medical Examiner’s Office said Tuesday. The office made the claim based on data compiled between January and September of this year, for a total of 10,442 cases. Of the total cases, 83% of the victims were female with almost half of them being between the ages of 10 and 14 years old. The...

Posted on: Nov 20 2014 - 6:09am | Comments Off
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