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By Today News On Monday, May 23rd, 2016
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US expands extradition powers, raising fears among Colombia’s coca farmers

US President Barack Obama signed into law an expansion of counter-narcotics prosecutors’ power that has alarmed Colombians who fear small coca growers could be extradited. The law seeks the extradition of… (adsbygoogle More...

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By Today News On Monday, May 23rd, 2016
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Canada and Mexico could join UN peacekeeping mission in Colombia

Canada and Mexico are reportedly set to join a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Colombia in the event a peace deal is signed between the government and leftist FARC rebels. According to Canadian… Read More...

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By Today News On Monday, May 23rd, 2016
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Bogota mayor falsified CV with invented academic titles: Report

The mayor of Colombia’s capital Bogota, Enrique Peñalosa, has falsely been claiming to be holding both a Master’s and a PhD, according to local media. Though the mayor’s CV and several official documents More...

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By Today News On Monday, May 23rd, 2016
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5 cases of Zika-associated microcephaly registered in Colombia this year

Colombian authorities are reporting that five babies have been born in the country this year with microcephaly associated with the rapidly spreading Zika virus. The National Health Institute also said… Read more More...

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By Today News On Sunday, May 22nd, 2016
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Colombia’s Chaves uses Giro d’Italia win for snide jab to Bogota mayor

After winning stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia cycling competition, Colombian cyclist Esteban Chaves couldn’t resist taking advantage of the limelight to throw a snide greeting to the mayor of Bogota, Enrique… Read More...

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By Today News On Friday, May 20th, 2016
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Colombia set to begin production of medical marijuana

Boyaca, a province in central Colombia, is set to be the first in the country to begin production of medical marijuana, according to local media. The Government of Boyaca, Canadian laboratory Canavida and the Pedagogical More...

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By Today News On Thursday, May 19th, 2016
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Juventus and Bayern Munich latest to target Colombia’s James Rodriguez: Reports

Colombian soccer star James Rodriguez is the source of further speculation with European media reporting on Thursday that Italian giants Juventus and German side Bayern Munich are interested in signing… Read More...

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By Today News On Thursday, May 19th, 2016
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FARC to release 170 child soldiers: Colombia’s defense minister

Colombia’s largest left-wing rebel group, the FARC, will release 170 child soldiers, the country’s Defense Minister said Thursday. The Ministry of Defense confirmed that 100 boys and 70 girls would be… Read More...

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By Today News On Thursday, May 19th, 2016
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Colombia court dumps 1920 law banning foreign ‘idiots’

Colombia’s Constitutional Court has dumped a law prohibiting foreign “idiots” and “cretins” from entering the country. The law was adopted in 1920 and stated that foreign citizens may be turned away More...

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By Today News On Thursday, May 19th, 2016
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Colombia’s LGBT community reports increased violence and discrimination

Reports of violence and discrimination against Colombia’s LGBT community have been steadily increasing in recent years, according to the country’s Human Rights Office. The office said it had received almost More...

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By Today News On Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
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Pablo Escobar’s former right-hand man becomes YouTube hit

The former right-hand man of drug lord Pablo Escobar has become a sensation on YouTube after serving 22 years in prison. John Jairo Velasquez Vasquez, more commonly know as “Popeye” set… Read more Pablo More...

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By Today News On Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
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Atheist teacher under attack over secular curriculum in rural Colombia

  An atheist teacher in rural Colombia was threatened after his philosophy classes got his students asking questions the Catholic church did not have answers for. Miguel Trujillo trained in philosophy at the More...

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By Today News On Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
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Following extreme drought, Colombia now preparing for extreme rainfall

Colombia is preparing itself for extreme levels of rainfall due to weather phenomenon La Niña following months of extreme drought caused by El Niño. Both El Niño and La Niña are caused by water flows in the More...

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By Today News On Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
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Week after Panama closes border, 400 migrants stranded in Colombia

Some 400 illegal migrants have stranded in the north Colombia port city of Turbo in the week after Panama closed its border to stem the flow of illegal migrants on heir… Read more Week after Panama closes border, More...

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By Today News On Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
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Experts defend Colombia in battle with Novartis over cheaper cancer drug

Despite alleged pressure from the US protecting pharmaceutical interests, international experts are vehemently defending Colombia’s right to produce a cheaper version of a life-saving drug for cancer. Some 122 More...

idiot
By Today News On Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
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How not to kidnap yourself, extort your parents and get wasted

A man from northern Colombia went to extreme lengths to get more money from his parents by kidnapping himself and extorting his own family for millions of pesos. The 22-year-old went missing a month ago from his More...

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By Today News On Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
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2/3rd of Colombia’s elite in Panama Papers guilty of tax evasion: Minister

Two thirds of the 1,245 Colombians that appeared in The Panama Papers have evaded taxes by not reporting their foreign assets with Colombia’s tax agency, the finance minister and tax… Read more 2/3rd of Colombia’s More...