The UN Verification Mission’s Essential Role in Colombia’s Long-Awaited Ceasefire

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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 senior associate for regional security, examines what form the United Nation’s presence is likely to take. Colombia’s government More...

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Cali, Selected As One of 100 Most Resilient Cities

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By Rico On Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
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Colombia state ties to paramilitary groups alive and well: Report

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By Rico On Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
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EU guarantees financial aid as soon as Colombia peace treaty is signed

The European Union has vowed to release the necessary funds for post-conflict projects once Colombia’s government has signed peace with the FARC, the country’s largest leftist rebel group. Colombia’s High More...

By Rico On Monday, April 18th, 2016
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‘I arrived in Colombia with no job, no Spanish and no friends

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By Rico On Sunday, April 17th, 2016
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Tsunami Alert As ANOTHER Huge Earthquake Rocks Pacific

A huge earthquake struck off the coast of Ecuador late on Saturday – sparking fears of killer waves along the coasts of the Ecuador, Colombia and Peru. Ecuador’s government has declared a state of emergency More...

By Rico On Sunday, April 17th, 2016
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Free market, my ass: How Kimberly-Clark fixed toilet paper prices in Colombia

Colombia’s branch of multinational Kimberly-Clark and three other personal care companies face a $23 million fine over years-long illegal price-fixing. According to the country’s Superintendency for Industry More...

By Rico On Sunday, April 17th, 2016
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Colombia’s government reach deal with striking child welfare workers

  Colombia’s government has reached an agreement with child care workers who have been on strike for 11 days, allowing the women to return to work in child care centers on Monday. The Colombian Institute More...

By Rico On Friday, April 15th, 2016
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Colombia suspends fracking license near unique ecosystem after wave of indignation

  Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos said Thursday he had suspended the environmental license that allowed a US oil company’s subsidiary to explore fracking possibilities near one of the country’s most More...

By Rico On Thursday, April 14th, 2016
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Colombia confirms first cases of birth defects tied to Zika

Colombia has confirmed the first two cases of a rare birth defect associated with the spread of Zika. The National Institute of Health on Thursday said that of the 33 cases of microcephaly reported so far this More...