Colombian women, LGBT victims stand to get equal ‘peace rights’

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, an Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Executive Director of UN Women, speaks during a press conference at the Convention Palace in Havana, on July 24, 2016. Photo Yamil Lage, AFP

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, an Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Executive Director of UN Women, speaks during a press conference at the Convention Palace in Havana, on July 24, 2016. Photo Yamil Lage, AFP If Colombia signs its landmark peace deal to end a half century of civil war, the pact will offer equal social rights for women and More...

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By Rico On Monday, July 25th, 2016
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Colombian Drug Lord, Seeking Leniency, Said He Tried to Assist the United States

Daniel Barrera being escorted by the police in Colombia in 2013 for his extradition to the United States. Luis Acosta/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images When the Colombian drug lord Daniel Barrera was arrested More...

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By Rico On Monday, July 25th, 2016
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Colombia cuts ribbon on Latin America’s first large tire recycling plant

Photo for illustrative purposes (Today Colombia) Colombian mining company Carbones del Cerrejon Ltd. has inaugurated Latin America’s first large-tire recycling plant, which will export part of its production More...

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By Rico On Monday, July 25th, 2016
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Bancolombia and First Data team up for payments innovation

(Today Colombia) Bancolombia and US-based First Data have formed a strategic agreement to integrate their technology platforms to “improve and diversify” services for business owners in Colombia. The companies More...

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By Rico On Monday, July 25th, 2016
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Emir of Qatar to Visit Colombia

Sheik Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani is Qatar’s Emir (Today Colombia) Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani will arrive in Bogota on Monday for an official visit to Colombia, during which he will be welcomed More...

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By Rico On Sunday, July 17th, 2016
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Colombia’s Sofia Vergara Among Best Paid

Actress Sofia Vergara a Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage Colombia actress Sofia Vergara is the world’s 58th best-paid celebrity, according to US magazine Forbes. In its annual Celebrity 100 ranking, the magazine More...

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By Rico On Sunday, July 17th, 2016
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Latest Colombia Drug Boss Arrested in Ongoing Crackdown

José Manuel Capera, alias “Nube Negra,” Colombian authorities captured yet another drug boss in the country’s lucrative Eastern Plains, keeping up the pressure on criminal organizations that are More...

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By Rico On Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
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Arrest Of Americans Begins Medellin Crack Down On “Sex Tourism”

Colombia Jake. Photo from Medellin Sexy Girls Tours & Rentals Years after becoming a popular destination for sex tourism, Colombia’s second largest city Medellin began cracking down on the phenomenon and More...

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By Rico On Friday, July 8th, 2016
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No End In Sight In Month Old Trucker’s Strike

Colombia’s government said on Tuesday it has asked truckers to consider a raft of proposals to end the month old strike that its causing cargo delays and putting pressure on food prices amid already high inflation. Colombian More...

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By Today News On Thursday, July 7th, 2016
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US offers $2M reward for top Medellin crime lord

The United States has announced it would give $2 million to anyone who is able to give information leading to the arrest of one of the top bosses of Medellin crime syndicate “Oficina de Envigado.” The Oficina More...