Rico

Rico

"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of onlinemagazines that includes TodayColombia.com. Rico brings his special kind of savvy to online marketing. His websites are engaging, provocative, informative and sometimes off the wall, where you either like or you leave it. The same goes for him, like him or leave him.There is no middle ground. No compromises, only a passion to present reality as he sees it!

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By Rico On Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
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Lighting a Fire under Coffee Culture in Colombia

I met Karen Silva at a Juan Valdez coffee shop. She’s in her twenties. Serious. Shy. In a society that places quite a bit of emphasis on women’s physical appearance, there was no bling about her, no lipstick More...

The National Council is a group of unions that lobby for union privileges. (Confidencial Colombia)
By Rico On Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
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What’s Wrong with Colombia’s Business Leaders?

The National Council is a group of unions that lobby for union privileges. (Confidencial Colombia) (PanamPost.com) One of the general public’s main confusions facing liberalism and capitalism is the assumption More...

In gender equality Colombia is ranked sixth in Latin Amerca, 42nd worldwide.
By Rico On Monday, May 23rd, 2016
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Colombia 6th In Gender Equality in Latin America

  In gender equality Colombia is ranked sixth in Latin Amerca, 42nd worldwide. TODAY COLOMBIA – When it comes to gender equality Colombia is 6th in the ranking of Latin American and the Caribbean countries More...

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By Rico On Friday, May 20th, 2016
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Colombia Police Purges Force in Anti-Corruption Push

Colombia Police Purges Force in Anti-Corruption Push   (InsightCrime.org) Colombia’s National Police has carried out the biggest purge of its ranks in over 20 years, but it will have to do much more to More...

Arrested Interpol agent Walter de Jesús Ardila
By Rico On Friday, May 20th, 2016
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Arrest of Interpol Mole Exposes Urabeños’ Corruption Networks in Colombia

Arrested Interpol agent Walter de Jesús Ardila (Insightcrime.org) The arrest of an Interpol agent who allegedly colluded with the Urabeños is fresh proof that Colombia’s principal transnational drug trafficking More...

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By Rico On Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
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Colombia fails to enforce US standards, say unions

Colombia Embassy in Washington D.C. Colombia has failed to enforce worker protections in a free trade agreement with the United States, U.S. and Colombian labor unions said on Monday, raising questions about similar More...

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By Rico On Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
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Non-Profit Work in Colombia: Easy Money?

Poverty in Colombia The contributor of this post operates a nonprofit organization based in Colombia. He wishes to remain anonymous. Easy money, part I My office gets approached at least once a week, from what I More...

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By Rico On Monday, May 16th, 2016
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Poverty and Exclusion Promote Sex Tourism

“Global Study on Child Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism” indicates that the response of governments in the region have been insufficient given the growing exploitation produced by national and More...

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By Rico On Monday, May 16th, 2016
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Global Study On Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism 2016

The Global Study initiated by ECPAT International published today reveals that more children are being sexually exploited than ever before and that this is an endemic phenomenon throughout the world In Latin America More...

Black Women are leading the resistance in Northern Cauca, Colombia. Credit: ACONC (Association of Community Councils of Northenr Cauca).
By Rico On Monday, May 9th, 2016
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Black Colombian Activists Continue Struggle For Rights

Black Women are leading the resistance in Northern Cauca, Colombia. Credit: ACONC (Association of Community Councils of Northern Cauca). CAUCA, COLOMBIA (IPS) – While Colombia’s peace talks continue in More...

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By Rico On Saturday, May 7th, 2016
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‘Money-launderer’ Nidal Waked arrested in Colombia

TODAY COLOMBIA- A prominent family in Panama has been laundering drug money through his businesses, according to the US authorities. Businessman Nidal Waked and his uncle Abdul are accused of running an organisation More...

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By Rico On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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The UN Verification Mission’s Essential Role in Colombia’s Long-Awaited Ceasefire

TODAY COLOMBIA – A UN verification mission is expected to play a vital role in an expected cease-fire between the FARC and the Government of Colombia. Adam Isacson, the Washington Office on Latin America’s More...

By Rico On Friday, April 22nd, 2016
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Cali, Selected As One of 100 Most Resilient Cities

TODAY COLOMBIA – Cali has one of the fastest-growing economies in Colombia, and a burgeoning population to match, due in part to thousands who have been forcibly displaced by armed conflict. Many of these More...

By Rico On Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
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Colombia state ties to paramilitary groups alive and well: Report

In spite of extensive investigations and an impressive amount of convictions, ties between Colombia’s criminal underworld and the state are alive and well, according to a leaked Inspector General reports. At More...

By Rico On Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
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EU guarantees financial aid as soon as Colombia peace treaty is signed

The European Union has vowed to release the necessary funds for post-conflict projects once Colombia’s government has signed peace with the FARC, the country’s largest leftist rebel group. Colombia’s High More...

By Rico On Monday, April 18th, 2016
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‘I arrived in Colombia with no job, no Spanish and no friends

Why I love living in… Medellín, Colombia Fiona Dolan: ‘They are truly happy to see foreigners visiting what, less than 20 years ago, was the world’s most dangerous city, home to Pablo Escobar and his infamous More...

By Rico On Sunday, April 17th, 2016
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Tsunami Alert As ANOTHER Huge Earthquake Rocks Pacific

A huge earthquake struck off the coast of Ecuador late on Saturday – sparking fears of killer waves along the coasts of the Ecuador, Colombia and Peru. Ecuador’s government has declared a state of emergency More...