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Bogotá’s March for the Climate

Posted on: Sep 22 2014 - 11:56am | #0
In: Bogota, Inside Colombia
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COLOMBIA NEWS (Mike’s Bogota Blog) – Bogotanos participated in the global ‘March for the Climate’ Sunday, supposed to combat global warming. Bogotá Mayor Gustavo Petro has made fighting climate change a centerpiece of his discourse – but not of his policies, unfortunately. Petro has implemented some limited pro-cycling policies, but under his watch the number of private cars – and particularly motorcycles – has boomed. That’s not exactly Petro’s fault, but he has not advanced policies, such as a vehicle congestion charge or real solid waste reduction laws, which could reduce the city’s global warming gas production. That said, Bogotá and Colombia in general still do produce relatively...

Destroying illegal firearms: Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela Rodríguez helps destroy one of 100 firearms which gang members and other people surrendered to police in San Miguelito. Panamanian authorities announced a truce with gangs in July, and asked gang members to turn in their weapons. Authorities received hundreds of weapons. [Photo: Presidency of the Republic of Panama]

20 Latin American countries agree to strengthen cooperation with Interpol to fight organized crime

LATIN AMERICA NEWS (Dialogo-Americas) — Panamanian authorities and Interpol are strengthening cooperation in the fight against organized crime and drug trafficking. The Panamanian government has agreed to expedite revisions to the protocols of Panama’s National Police to allow the police to respond quickly to crime scenes. The revised protocols and improved...

Posted on: Sep 20 2014 - 7:20pm | Comments Off
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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...

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Film ‘Mateo’ chosen to represent Colombia at 2015 Oscars

Colombia’s branch of the Academy of Arts and Cinematography has chosen the movie ‘Mateo’ to represent the country at the 2015...

More than 20 Colombia military members investigated for espionage: Report

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Colombia’s top military intelligence chief along with 21 of his subordinates are being investigated by the Prosecutor General’s Office for illegally spying on ongoing peace talks with rebel group FARC, according to Noticias Uno. General Mauricio Forero is among 40 military and civilian intelligence officials that will have to present themselves to the Prosecutor General’s office...

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Bogotá’s March for the Climate

bus belches pollution

COLOMBIA NEWS (Mike’s Bogota Blog) – Bogotanos participated in the global ‘March for the Climate’ Sunday, supposed to combat global warming. Bogotá Mayor Gustavo Petro has made fighting...

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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...


Colombia Celebrates “Día del Amor y la Amistad”

Posted on: Sep 19 2014 - 6:57am | Comments Off
In: Inside Colombia, News
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COLOMBIA NEWS – Colombians will be celebrating an very special day tomorrow, the “Día del Amor y la Amistad” (Day of Love and Friendship). Around the world, most countries celebrate Valentine’s Day in February. In Colombia it is celebrated on the third Saturday of each September. In Colombia, the celebration is not just one single day, rather the entire weekend. Many businesses holdspecial promotions, such as women drinking free (good for all you chicas out there), or two-for-one meals. All in all, it’s pretty difficult to escape the celebration, and just as well because Colombians know how to do it right. Unlike in some countries, where the celebration is more of a forced one with the traditional giving of roses...

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Film ‘Mateo’ chosen to represent Colombia at 2015 Oscars

Colombia’s branch of the Academy of Arts and Cinematography has chosen the movie ‘Mateo’ to represent the country at the 2015 Oscar Awards. “Mateo” was directed by Maria Gamboa and premiered earlier this year in March at film festivals and in August in mainstream theaters. Gamboa’s movie was chosen from three movies. The other two finalists were ‘Los...

Posted on: Sep 19 2014 - 2:55am | Comments Off
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