Colombia Among The Places You’re Most Likely To Get Kidnapped

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TODAY COLOMBIA via Vocativ.com – Kidnapping is booming. There are lots of reasons people avoid high-profile travel destinations—the flights are too long, the hotels are overpriced, the beaches are overrun with German men in skimpy swimwear. But there’s another, sometimes overlooked criteria that you probably won’t find in your copy of Frommer’s More...

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Actor Wagner Moura plays cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar in Netflix's "Narcos." Photo: AP
By Rico On Monday, October 19th, 2015
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The Real ‘Narcos’: My Life Inside Pablo Escobar’s Cocaine Kingdom

Actor Wagner Moura plays cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar in Netflix’s “Narcos.” Photo: AP TODAY COLOMBIA (Nypost.com) – The white, blood-spattered truck screeched to a halt outside the Hospital More...

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By Rico On Sunday, February 8th, 2015
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The Medellin Tranvía (Tram)

The tranvia (tram) will complement an integrated system that will eventually link Medellín to all nine of its satellite cities. The idea of a tram was first floated during Fajardo’s 2004-‘07 mayoral term, More...

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By Rico On Friday, February 6th, 2015
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The Anatomy of a Colombia Prison Extortion Call

TODAY COLOMBIA – Over 400 cases of extortion were perpetrated by prisoners last year in Colombia, reflecting the ease with which this crime can be carried out from within the country’s prisons using More...

Scientific expedition: The ARC 20 de Julio (OPV-80), one of the most modern vessels in the Colombian Navy, is transporting 20 researchers and more than 80 Naval crew members on a scientific mission to the Antarctic. [Photo: Colombian Navy]
By Rico On Saturday, January 24th, 2015
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Colombian Navy Supports Scientific Expedition in the Antarctic

Scientific expedition: The ARC 20 de Julio (OPV-80), one of the most modern vessels in the Colombian Navy, is transporting 20 researchers and more than 80 Naval crew members on a scientific mission to the Antarctic. More...

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By Rico On Sunday, December 21st, 2014
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Cuba-U.S. Close Cold War, What It Means For Latin America

The decision by the United States and Cuba to restore diplomatic ties looks like good news for now: for Cuban families, for regional democracy and for peace in Colombia.   Raul Castro with Bolivian President More...

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By Rico On Monday, November 17th, 2014
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The Banana Massacre in the Parque Nacional

COLOMBIA JOURNAL — The 1928 banana workers massacre became a landmark event in Colombian history after Gabriel Garcia Marquez made it a key episode in his Nobel prize-winning novel ‘One Hundred Years More...

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By Rico On Thursday, November 13th, 2014
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Cali, Colombia: Caught in the Criminal Crossfire

COLOMBIA JOURNAL — The massacre of eight people on a ranch in the outskirts of Cali — Colombia’s third-largest city and the second-most violent in the country — has raised alarm over the More...

'The dangerous one' takes slang from the Colombian Caribbean coast to a new level.
By Rico On Thursday, November 6th, 2014
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The Colombian who teaches Colombian to Colombians

Ever spoken to someone who speaks the same language as you, and not understood what they were talking about? ‘The dangerous one’ takes slang from the Colombian Caribbean coast to a new level. COLOMBIA More...

In this Sept. 30, 2014 photo, Carlos Lozano, director of the Colombian Communist Party's weekly "Voz," speaks to The Associated Press as two bodyguards watch over him, outside his office in Bogota, Colombia. Lozano, a Communist politician who has been an intermediary to the FARC, says the government isn’t doing enough to convince the rebels they will be safer on the streets than they are on the battlefield. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara) Close The Associated Press
By Rico On Monday, October 13th, 2014
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Bodyguard Scandal a Threat to Peace in Colombia

In this Sept. 30, 2014 photo, Carlos Lozano, director of the Colombian Communist Party’s weekly “Voz,” speaks to The Associated Press as two bodyguards watch over him, outside his office in Bogota, More...