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

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...

In Latin America, is there a link between abortion rights and democracy?

Three-quarters of all abortions in Latin America are performed illegally, putting the woman’s life at risk. Together with Africa and Asia, the region accounts for many of the 17.1 million unsafe abortions performed globally...

Colciencias Launches “Time to Return”

The National Government through the Administrative Department of Science , Technology and Innovation, Colciencias , presented the program 's Es Tiempo de Volver (It's Time to Return), which includes a first call, to be released worldwide...

Excitement of a World Cup Run Is Tempered by Memory of a Tragedy

COLOMBIA NEWS - (WSJ) As Colombia's soccer team laces up its cleats to meet Uruguay in the World Cup's round of 16 on Saturday, excitement here has reached peaks not seen in years. Winner...

How the Washington Post Distorts Colombia

On December 21, 2013 the Washington Post published an article titled “Covert action in Colombia” by reporter Dana Priest. Ms. Priest is a veteran reporter who has over the course of her career produced...

Israel detains 8 Colombian congressman at West Bank border

Israel on Monday detained eight Colombian congressmen on their way to a conference in Palestinian territory. The officials were detained with their passports withheld for 9 hours before Pedro Muvdi, a House representative, tweeted "After...

Colombia’s Next Drag Superstar | Newsweek

It’s the most fabulous drag event in the country. In 2000, Theatron, the biggest gay disco in Colombia, founded Miss Gay Internacional, a competition in which men travel to Bogotá from across Colombia to...

International community must help Colombia recover from decades of conflict – UN official

Calling on the international community to help Columbia build on the “huge progress” made in recent years, a senior United Nations official today urged providing continued support to ensure the Latin American country fully...

Colombia one of the ‘worst countries in the world to work in’: Report

A new report published Monday has listed Colombia as one of the “worst countries in the world to work in” due to extremely poor labor rights. The report published by the International Trade Union Confederation...

Fit for a (TV) queen! Inside Sofia Vergara’s lavish new $10 million Beverly Hills...

She's splashed out a cool $10.6 million on a lavish new Beverly Hills villa. And it would seem that Sofia Vergara's swanky new pad is fit for a queen if newly-released shots of the home's...

Medellín’s Strategy for Driving Down Crime: Add More Gondolas

“Around here it used to be very dangerous, a lot of people getting killed, and the journey downtown was in trucks; there were no buses,” says Juan David Herrera, a resident of Medellín’s northeastern...

Why Do People Not Comply with the Law in Latin America?

Q24N - There is an abysmal difference in people’s attitude before the law. For example, people in Germany and in the United States usually feel almost a reverential respect toward it, but people in...

Colombian Urban Advocate Wants To Help Create Ciclovías In Toronto

Colombian urban advocate, Gil Peñalosa, is working with Toronto local councilor, Kristyn Wong-Tam, to bring bring "ciclovías" (see-clo-VI-as) to Canada's major city. Spanish for “bike path,” the original Ciclovía was created in 1976, and ran...

Hallowed hollows: Breathtaking chapel housed in 500-year-old Colombian salt mine

Chapel was built by miners as a place to pray before they started work and sits 800metres underground Impressive salt mine dates back to pre-Colombian times when it was exploited by the indigenous Muisca people Salt...

Medellin – Where Heaven Meets Earth (Photos)

Medellin through the eyes of photographer Joel Duncan. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoelDuncanPhotography Website: http://www.joelduncanphotography.com/

Money laundering distorts Colombia’s economic comeback

(Reuters) - Rotting wooden planks heave as dozens of barefoot Wayuu Indians carry washing machines, fans and stereos on their backs from the hull of a cargo ship docked on the tip of northern...

Falcao looks to World Cup after positive recovery from injury

Colombia talisman and striker “El Tigre” Radamel Falcao has said that he is recovering from his injury and should be ready for the World Cup in June, local media reported on Thursday. The Colombia star...

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After more than 50 years of conflict, the recent peace agreement in Colombia marks a historic ceasefire between the government and rebel groups. It...

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Colombia: Gold or Water?

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(San Francisco) Bay Area photographer Matthew O’Brien documented Colombia from his unique vantage as a long-time visitor, straddling the line between traveler and insider...

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Violence remains a major problem for a large part of Colombia’s population, despite the end of the conflict with the FARC-EP, according to a...

Canada and Colombia will establish a “bilateral police initiative”

Colombia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning president, Juan Manuel Santos, thanked Canadians Monday for their support of his country’s peace process – support that was bolstered...

CIA Investigated Whether Hitler Survived World War II And Moved To Colombia

¿Dónde está el Führer? A newly declassified document from the CIA claims that Adolf Hitler apparently survived World War II and lived in Colombia for several...

Colombia’s Indigenous March to Demand Government Comply with Peace Accord

The time for talking is over, Colombia’s Indigenous communities have said, as they mobilize to demand the government adhere to the terms of the...

How Coca Leaf Became Colombia’s New Superfood

No other plant in human history has been as demonized as coca. In 1961, it was placed on the Schedule I list at the United...