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Flooding And Mudslides Kill At Least 254 In Colombia

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 04.02.2017 | World

MOCOA, Colombia, April 2 (Reuters) - Families and rescuers searched desperately on Sunday through mud-plastered rubble for victims of flooding and lan...

Garbage Collector Rescues Books From The Trash For Low-Income Kids

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 03.01.2017 | Latino Voices

José Alberto Gutiérrez is known as the “Lord of the Books” to the thousands of book-loving children he’s helped in Bogotá, Colombia. The garb...

Explosion Near Bogota's Bullring Injures 26

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 02.19.2017 | World

BOGOTA, Feb 19 (Reuters) - An explosion near Bogota’s bullring injured at least 26 people, most of them police officers as they prepared for anti-bu...

Streetfight

Joel Epstein | Posted 03.08.2017 | New York
Joel Epstein

Streetfight is an inspiring read. The sort of book that should be read by every officeholder wondering how they will advance their agenda in the rough and tumble world of contemporary urban politics.

Gustavo Will Conduct All 9 Beethoven Symphonies for First Time Ever

Laurence Vittes | Posted 05.31.2016 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

For the first time ever in his career, Gustavo Dudamel will conduct all nine Beethoven symphonies on successive nights, in numerical order.

Blanca Uribe in Bogotá: A Beacon For Beethoven

Laurence Vittes | Posted 07.06.2013 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

"When one speaks of the music of Colombia," the young conductor Alejandro Posada said recently, "the first person that comes to mind is Blanca Uribe."

The Big Burg Theory

Marian Salzman | Posted 03.12.2013 | World
Marian Salzman

Megacities create megaproblems. Say "cities" and the negative associations come cascading out: noise, dirt, housing projects, shantytowns, concrete, crowding, crime, drugs, pollution, gridlock, stress, alienation. But they also spur people to figure out megasolutions.

Longing for CicLAvia

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.06.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

CicLAvia is certainly about giving Angelenos a break from the stress of car traffic. But it is also a new way of thinking about how we engage with our city, and how we exercise in LA.

10 Sustainable Cities

Eva Maddox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Eva Maddox

Sustainable cities -- or eco-cities -- cropping up across the globe may hold the answers to the challenges presented by swelling urban populations.

Exhaust the Limits: New Book Speaks to One Man's Successful Mission to Help Humanity

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Although our lives have turned out different, I learned in my friend Charles "Chic" Dambach's exciting new book, Exhaust the Limits, that we have much...

CicLAvia Is What I'll Be Doing in LA This Sunday

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

The City of LA recognized in CicLAvia an opportunity to give Angelenos a taste of what LA can be like, at least for a bit, without cars. It will temporarily turn the streets over to those who deserve them the most. Us.

Mario Vargas Llosa on the End of the Incan Empire at the Americas Society

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Vargas Llosa speaks about Barack Obama's Nobel Prize, the state of literature, inter-American relations and politics.

Meeting a Girl FARC Guerrilla in Bogotá

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karin Badt

My image of a Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla was not a small-framed pretty girl in a jean-jacket, hands bangled in silver rings and white-sparkling nail-polish.

No Evidence Found that Colombia Suddenly FTA-Worthy

Fred Redmond | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fred Redmond

"Free trade should be premised on fundamental respect for human rights, especially the rights of the workers producing the goods to be traded. In Colombia, workers cannot exercise their right without fear of being threatened or killed."