Cali salsa; a history of slaves, Cuban bands and Mexican cinema

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A history of slavery, Cuban music, Mexican movies, foreign radio broadcasts, a disciplined collecting of vinyl records, and sounds from New York City all were key in the history of salsa in Cali and how Colombia’s third city became the world capital of the tropical music style. Cali is the is the closest capital to the Colombian Pacific coast, More...

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By Today News On Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
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Where to see the best salsa at this year’s Feria de Cali

Salsa is the undisputed center of the “Feria de Cali,” one of Colombia’s most important festivals that takes place at the end of December every year. If you want to enjoy some of the world’s best salsa, More...

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By Today News On Monday, November 17th, 2014
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Sudden rise in killings threatens Cali’s praised public security progress

Following a year-long steady drop, the homicide rate in Colombia’s third city Cali increased with a vengeance, threatening the impressive improvements in crime reductions the city had shown only months ago. When More...

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By Today News On Friday, October 24th, 2014
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Cali massacre suspects arrested

Three alleged members of the “Urabeños” neo-paramilitary group have been arrested for alleged involvement in the massacre of eight alleged criminals on October 8 in Cali, reported Colombia’s National Police More...

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By Today News On Friday, October 17th, 2014
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Too modern? Cali’s 1st electric bus fails to pass gas emission check

The first electric bus made in Colombia has been denied license plates for not fitting any existing category of — oh irony — gas emission levels. It could have been so beautiful. Cali, Colombia’s third More...

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By Today News On Thursday, October 9th, 2014
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More cops for Cali following massacre

The director of Colombia’s National Police has announced 200 policemen will be sent to the southwestern city of Cali to strengthen security after a massacre left eight people dead last Friday, according to El More...

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By Today News On Monday, October 6th, 2014
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Cali ups security measures amid fears of massacre retaliation

Cali officials have heightened security measures in the zone of Santa Maria, Cali in response to a shooting in a private mansion which saw 8 men killed on Friday. MORE: Massacre shocks Cali: 8 executed in suspected More...

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By Today News On Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
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Suspect in murder of Colombia journalist released on grounds of self-defense

The sole suspect in the murder of a well-known journalist was released on Monday, after a judge decided that he had acted in self-defense. Steven Ayala Murillo was acquitted for the murder of Luis Eduardo Cardoza More...

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By Today News On Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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Afro-Colombian music and culture festival kicks off in Cali

Colombia’s third largest city, Cali, is abuzz this week as it celebrates its 18th annual Pacific music and culture festival from August 13 to 17.  Cali’s five-day Petronio Alvarez Festival celebrates the cultural More...

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By Today News On Friday, August 8th, 2014
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Authorities foil ‘FARC’ bombing attempt on army HQ in Cali, Colombia

Authorities in Colombia’s western city of Cali, Valle del Cauca averted a bombing attempt on the Army’s Third Brigade headquarters, Colombian media reported on Friday. Valle del Cauca Three men More...