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Colombia: Learning To Love Soccer Again

Pedro Pizano | Posted 06.24.2016 | World
Pedro Pizano

Today, Colombians have much to celebrate. As President Juan Manuel Santos signs a cease-fire with its oldest guerrilla group, the country is overrun by soccer fever.

A Guru in the Heartland - Why You Should Know the Name Sri Sri

Jill Klimpel | Posted 06.03.2016 | Religion
Jill Klimpel

Sri Sri is most commonly known as a spiritual guru to millions of people around the world. While his work is extensive, at present, his fame is mostly in his peace-building work. He has even been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize several times.

With Peace on the Horizon, Colombians Tackle Corruption and Impunity: Panama Papers and Mayor Peñalosa's Fake Resume

Carlos F. Torres | Posted 05.23.2016 | World
Carlos F. Torres

With just over 100 days in his second mandate as mayor of Bogota, the capital of Colombia, Enrique Peñalosa was discovered for the second time in a month to have included falsehoods in his academic credentials.

Peace, in Colombian, means division

Diego Senior | Posted 03.29.2016 | World
Diego Senior

First, some background: Colombia's armed conflict is the longest running in Latin America and, some say, the world. The Marxist guerrillas and the Col...

Nation Building the Right Way

Jack Leslie | Posted 02.04.2016 | World
Jack Leslie

Given the mayhem occurring around the world and the first votes in the 2016 Presidential election at home, my guess is the celebration today of the 15th anniversary of a milestone partnership between Colombia and the U.S. will be largely ignored.

Peace Is Possible In Colombia, But Let's Not Dismiss War Crimes

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 02.03.2016 | World
Lisa Haugaard

After 220,000 dead (80 percent of whom were civilians), tens of thousands disappeared, countless victims of sexual violence, and more than 6 million internally displaced, it's time to stop the war.

Preventing Ex-Combatants From Spoiling Colombia's Peace

David L. Phillips | Posted 02.02.2016 | World
David L. Phillips

Colombia is a potential success story. A peace accord would not only end 50 years of civil war. It would also showcase ways that UN agencies can advance the cause of peace through humanitarian and development assistance.

Could the Peace Deal in Colombia Be a Model for Other Conflicts?

The Conversation US | Posted 10.10.2015 | World
The Conversation US

After 60 more days, the FARC will lay down its arms, setting the stage for the end to the conflict by mid-2016. This is good news for Colombians, of course. But the peace agreement is also worthy of wider attention because it represents new thinking on how to end old conflicts.

The Kids Are Alright!

AJ Hartnett | Posted 04.11.2015 | World
AJ Hartnett

Violence, destruction of homes, towns and loss of life is having an impact on the emerging personalities and psyches of all kids in conflict areas. But I am also seeing them rise from the ashes to lead a revolution in thinking and behavior, that will build a framework for a better life.

What Miss Universe Wants You To Know About Colombia

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.30.2015 | Latino Voices

Although the violent drug war in Colombia has dominated the headlines for years, newly-crowned Miss Universe Paulina Vega said there’s more to her h...

Colombia's President Hopes FARC Rebels Will Release Hostages Next Week

Reuters | Posted 01.22.2015 | World

BOGOTA, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he hoped next week to secure the release of five captives, including an army ...

Colombian Rebels Agree To Free Kidnapped General

Reuters | Nelson Acosta and Helen Murphy | Posted 01.19.2015 | World

HAVANA/BOGOTA, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Colombian Marxist rebels agreed to release an army general captured by their comrades over the weekend, a move tha...

Carolina Moreno

Juanes Discusses ‘The Key' To Achieving Peace In Colombia

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolina Moreno | Posted 09.25.2014 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- The peace process to end the decades-old conflict in Colombia has been a long road -- one the country's government hopes will end with the...

U.S. Assassination Program in Colombia & Why We Are Learning of This Now

Dan Kovalik | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

The U.S., therefore, instead of focusing on a military strategy which objectively puts itself on the side of the Colombian paramilitaries, should instead be supporting those brave souls in Colombia who are struggling for peace at the risk of their very lives.

The Ones Who Don't Stay / Los Que No Se Quedan

Soldanela Rivera | Posted 02.10.2014 | Books
Soldanela Rivera

The Ones Who Don't Stay, Paola Mendoza's first novel is a beautiful coming of age story filled with melodic prose, elegant metaphors and a bounty of breathtaking corners of wisdom. Paola brings to life a series of women and imparts each one with depth and sensibility.

Peace in Colombia: It's Now or Never

Martin Santos | Posted 01.24.2014 | World
Martin Santos

It's heartbreaking to say that I've NEVER lived a single day when there was peace in my home country of Colombia.

How Illegally Mined Materials Make Their Way Into Cars And Smartphones

Bloomberg Markets Magazine | Posted 08.08.2013 | Business

It’s a sweltering day in March, and Javier Garcia slogs through the dense undergrowth in a remote stretch of the Amazon jungle in southeastern Colom...

Colombia: Seeking A Peaceful Future (PHOTOS)

Christian Fuchs | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

2013-02-21-fuchscolombia.jpgColombian refugees and internally displaced people are the frequently forgotten victims of a 50-year-long conflict between paramilitaries, guerillas, and the Colombian military and security forces.

Film Review of We Women Warriors: Tejiendo Sabiduria

Vanessa Perez | Posted 10.09.2012 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Perez

In Nicole Karsin's debut documentary weaving provides a metaphor for the unity between indigenous people in Colombia whose communities and lands are threatened by violence and armed conflict.

Still No Peace In Colombia (PHOTOS)

Christian Fuchs | Posted 07.29.2012 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

2012-05-29-fuchscolombia.jpg Colombian refugees and internally displaced people are the frequently forgotten victims of the nearly 50-year-long conflict between paramilitaries, guerillas, and the Colombian military and security forces.

Colombia Rebels Make Demand For Release Of Kidnapped Reporter

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2012 | Media

* Rebels accuse government of manipulating the media * French reporter seized while with Colombian troops BOGOTA, May 7 ...

Threats in the Classroom: Teachers Protect Students in the Midst of Colombia's War

Eva Smets | Posted 06.11.2012 | Impact
Eva Smets

Disregarding official orders, members of the Colombian army turn schools into barracks where they sleep, steal food from cafeterias and invite children to take helicopter rides and to visit military camps.

Courage and Common Ground

Jack Leslie | Posted 01.09.2012 | World
Jack Leslie

Before dinner started, President Santos pulled me aside, and in a hushed but excited tone, told me that he was "95 percent sure" that his military forces had a few hours earlier killed Alfonso Cano, the leader of FARC and Colombia's most wanted terrorist.

John Rudolf

Trial of Russian 'Merchant of Death' Begins in New York

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 12.12.2011 | Crime

NEW YORK -- Surface-to-air missiles. Armor-piercing rockets. Sniper rifles. Plastic explosives by the ton. Viktor Bout, a former Soviet military of...

Interview: Jorge Ramos Discusses FARC Documentary 'Infiltrados'

AOLLatino.com | Posted 11.26.2011 | Latino Voices

'Infiltrados' (Infiltrated) is the first documentary produced by the new Documentales Univision (Univision Documentaries), a new unit of Univision New...