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Colombia investigating increases in earthquakes in the country’s oil-producing region

Posted on: Apr 19 2014 - 10:32am | #0
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Colombian authorities are working with Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. to investigate an increase in seismic activity in the nation’s biggest oil-producing area. The Colombian Geological Service, or SGC, is looking into possible causes of a rise in the number of tremors in eastern Meta province, where the country’s second-biggest oil company has its main operations, SGC geologist Marta Lucia Calvache said by telephone this week. Opposition Sen. Jorge Enrique Robledo and an oil workers’ union are blaming Pacific Rubiales’s Synchronized Thermal Additional Recovery, or STAR, technology, for the increase, an allegation the company says is unfounded. STAR is designed to increase flows by igniting oil in the well. “The hypothesis is that the...

Harvesting coca leaves

Influx of coca imported to Colombia from Bolivia, Peru

Gen. Ricardo Restrepo, the head of Colombia’s Anti-Narcotics Police, said domestic narco-traffickers are acquiring an increasing amount of coca, the main ingredient used to make cocaine, from Bolivia and Peru. “We are seeing the same phenomenon as 30 years ago, when coca base arrived from [Bolivia and Peru] and they produced [cocaine] hydrochloride here,”...

Posted on: Apr 19 2014 - 10:08am | #0
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The Ties Between Colombia And Britian

In recent years an already buoyant relationship between the governments of Colombia and the United Kingdom has gathered even more...

The home of a poor farming family in the mountains of Cajamarca, in the central Colombian department of Tolima. Credit: Helda Martínez/IPS

Colombia’s Breadbasket Feels the Pinch of Free Trade

IBAGUÉ, Colombia , Apr 8 2014 (IPS) – “Things are getting worse and worse,” Enrique Muñoz, a 67-year-old farmer from...

Colombia’s Most Famous Author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Dies


Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America’s passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City on Thursday. He was 87. Widely considered the most popular Spanish-language writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century, Garcia Marquez achieved literary celebrity that...

Viviana Hernandez without sunglasses. The acid attack damaged vision in her left eye
Posted on: Apr 18 2014 - 5:01am | #0
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Acid Attacks in Colombia Get Attention

Viviana Hernandez sells beauty products door to door in Neiva, a Colombian city where daytime temperatures regularly soar to 90 degrees. It’s been hard for this 30-year-old mother...

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Medellín: from murder capital to model city

The cable car system has improved life for the residents of Medellín's Comuna 13.

Residents of Medellín’s poorest slums used to be suspicious of strangers. Who in their right minds would be wandering the winding steps up the steep slopes of their neighborhoods, controlled by local criminal...


1,300 registered allegations of sexual abuse reported in Colombia this year

The Center for Research and Comprehensive Care for Victims of Sexual Abuse (CAIVAS) has revealed that there have been nearly...

Health emergency on Colombia’s Pacific coast

Posted on: Apr 17 2014 - 9:27am | Comments Off
In: Colombia Reports, News

Approximately 400 people are already suffering from bacterial infections, in a town in Colombia’s west, because of a contaminated water supply, local media reported Wednesday.  “People are lying down anywhere since there aren’t enough beds. The situation is getting out of our control.” The water supply of Bajo Baudo in Choco state has been infected with fecal bacteria, leaving the municipality of 16,375 people with a health emergency. The National Health Institute has tested the waters of Bajo Baudo and confirmed that it is contaminated with E. coli, Enterococcus and another fecal bacteria. These bacteria makes the water no longer drinkable and puts at risk locals’ health, according to El Espectador. The Health Vice-Minister,Fernando...

Right Thing to Wear at the Wrong End of a Gun

Colombian firm launches bulletproof clothing for women

With the aim of providing protection to women, Colombian apparel firm Miguel Caballero has unveiled its new 2014 collection of bulletproof clothing exclusively for women recently in the Mexican capital of Mexico City. The new collection from the Colombian firm aims to overcome the unavailability of vests and jackets for women that are manufactured considering the...

Posted on: Apr 17 2014 - 3:27am | Comments Off
In: Inside Colombia
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