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 Saturday, June 11th, 2016
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Colombia’s Drug Trafficking Paradise: San Andres Islands

The Colombian island of San Andrés The Caribbean archipelago of San Andrés, Colombia, has been a smuggling hub for centuries, serving as a crossroads for illegal activities between mainland Colombia and Central More...

"I had six children, and I had to flee many times from rape," says Everledis, one of the founding members of the Liga de Mujeres Desplazadas (League of Displaced Women)
By Rico On Thursday, June 9th, 2016
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Pacific Feminism: The Case of Colombia

“I had six children, and I had to flee many times from rape,” says Everledis, one of the founding members of the Liga de Mujeres Desplazadas (League of Displaced Women) TODAY COLOMBIA – Colombia More...

Chinese businesses may cause unemployment, but those jobs will be shifted into new sectors over time. (Los Andes)
By Rico On Saturday, June 4th, 2016
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Chinese Businesses Are Beating Locals in Colombia — But Is That So Bad?

Chinese businesses may cause unemployment, but those jobs will be shifted into new sectors over time. (Los Andes) TODAY COLOMBIA (Panampost.com) In the last two weeks, Chinese store owners in the San Victorino More...

While 2015-16 was a tough year for James at Real Madrid, his trademark swagger has returned when suiting up for Colombia.
By Rico On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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Copa America Group A: Colombia, Costa Rica the teams to beat

While 2015-16 was a tough year for James Rodriguez, his trademark swagger has returned when suiting up for Colombia. The Copa America is set to kick off, with Colombia, Costa Rica, Paraguay and hosts the United More...

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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...