US expands extradition powers, raising fears among Colombia’s coca farmers

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US President Barack Obama signed into law an expansion of counter-narcotics prosecutors’ power that has alarmed Colombians who fear small coca growers could be extradited. The law seeks the extradition of… (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Read more US expands extradition powers, raising fears among Colombia’s More...

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By Today News On Monday, May 23rd, 2016
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Canada and Mexico could join UN peacekeeping mission in Colombia

Canada and Mexico are reportedly set to join a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Colombia in the event a peace deal is signed between the government and leftist FARC rebels. According to Canadian… Read More...

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By Today News On Monday, May 23rd, 2016
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Bogota mayor falsified CV with invented academic titles: Report

The mayor of Colombia’s capital Bogota, Enrique Peñalosa, has falsely been claiming to be holding both a Master’s and a PhD, according to local media. Though the mayor’s CV and several official documents More...

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By Today News On Monday, May 23rd, 2016
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5 cases of Zika-associated microcephaly registered in Colombia this year

Colombian authorities are reporting that five babies have been born in the country this year with microcephaly associated with the rapidly spreading Zika virus. The National Health Institute also said… Read more More...

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By Today News On Sunday, May 22nd, 2016
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Colombia’s Chaves uses Giro d’Italia win for snide jab to Bogota mayor

After winning stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia cycling competition, Colombian cyclist Esteban Chaves couldn’t resist taking advantage of the limelight to throw a snide greeting to the mayor of Bogota, Enrique… Read More...

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By Today News On Friday, May 20th, 2016
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Colombia set to begin production of medical marijuana

Boyaca, a province in central Colombia, is set to be the first in the country to begin production of medical marijuana, according to local media. The Government of Boyaca, Canadian laboratory Canavida and the Pedagogical More...

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By Today News On Thursday, May 19th, 2016
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Juventus and Bayern Munich latest to target Colombia’s James Rodriguez: Reports

Colombian soccer star James Rodriguez is the source of further speculation with European media reporting on Thursday that Italian giants Juventus and German side Bayern Munich are interested in signing… Read More...

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By Today News On Thursday, May 19th, 2016
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FARC to release 170 child soldiers: Colombia’s defense minister

Colombia’s largest left-wing rebel group, the FARC, will release 170 child soldiers, the country’s Defense Minister said Thursday. The Ministry of Defense confirmed that 100 boys and 70 girls would be… Read More...

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By Today News On Thursday, May 19th, 2016
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Colombia court dumps 1920 law banning foreign ‘idiots’

Colombia’s Constitutional Court has dumped a law prohibiting foreign “idiots” and “cretins” from entering the country. The law was adopted in 1920 and stated that foreign citizens may be turned away More...

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By Today News On Thursday, May 19th, 2016
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Colombia’s LGBT community reports increased violence and discrimination

Reports of violence and discrimination against Colombia’s LGBT community have been steadily increasing in recent years, according to the country’s Human Rights Office. The office said it had received almost More...