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A Plan Still on Paper: Three Years of the US-Colombia Labor Action Plan

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Lisa Haugaard

Monday, April 7 marked the third anniversary of the failed U.S.-Colombia Labor Action Plan (LAP). Rather than celebrating this anniversary, we are just once again reminded that Colombia still has far to go to protect labor rights and labor unionists' lives.

At the International Colombian Film Festival in New York, Giving a Voice to the Invisible People

Adriana Aristizábal | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment
Adriana Aristizábal

My founding partner, Juan Carvajal and I created this film festival with the intention of providing the Colombian people with the opportunity of using the medium of film as a catharsis to exorcise the pain they have endured for decades.

Acid Attacks On The Rise In Colombia

AP | Posted 04.08.2014 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Police are offering a nearly $40,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of whoever was behind the latest in a rash...

Searching for Conflict

Maja Zimmermann | Posted 04.03.2014 | Entertainment
Maja Zimmermann

As a film producer I see myself building bridges, adding assets and value as well as taking risks.

Death Squads Continue to Reign in Colombia

Dan Kovalik | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

While it is remarkable that such death squad violence continues to haunt our hemisphere into the 21st century, what is even remarkable is that the U.S. government, which helped create the death squads to begin with, takes no responsibility for this violence.

Climate Change This Week: Galloping Glaciers, Climate Criminals, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 20 2014 How unusua...

Northern Irish Travel to D.C. to Advocate for Colombian Peace and Cease Fire

Dan Kovalik | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

The Northern Irish directly confronted the concerns of those in the U.S. who claim that somehow the FARC are not worthy negotiation partners because of the human rights violations they have committed during the course of the conflict.

Marcos: The Father of the Mountain

Adam Pervez | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Adam Pervez

Volunteers meet Marcos at the metro station and ride a cable car up to the last stop. For many this would be as far as they'd go, as beyond it only gets poorer and more dangerous.

Alcohol Etiquette: A Guide to Getting Drunk Around the World

Off Track Planet | Posted 03.17.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Getting drunk is easy. Being a worldly, respectable drunk takes practice.

Can Slums Be Used as Laboratories for Urban Improvement?

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.12.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Slums in the Global South are often used as "laboratories of urbanism," where initiatives are experimentally "tried out." While this approach encourages self-invention in slums, it can also be highly controversial to use informal communities as experimental territory.

Uribe Is Back In Elected Office

AP | VIVIAN SEQUERA | Posted 03.10.2014 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Former President Alvaro Uribe is back in elected office, and his winning of a Senate seat could potentially complicate effor...

Learn, Dance and Have Fun in Colombia's Caribbean Museum

Bob Schulman | Posted 03.05.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Memo to first-time visitors to Colombia: The local tourism folks want you to know they've come up with a way to make you less of a stranger to the 150-mile-long coastal strip before you set out to see it.

The Trillion-dollar Question: Who Owns Emerging Market Government Debt?

Serkan Arslanalp | Posted 03.05.2014 | Business
Serkan Arslanalp

There are a trillion reasons to care about who owns emerging market debt. That's how much money global investors have poured into in these government...

Nap Time Proposed By Colombian Congressional Candidate

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.04.2014 | Latino Voices

A Colombian congressional candidate wants to legislate nap time as part of a proposed labor reform. The proposal that Clara García Cabrales of Bo...

Venezuelan Crisis: Resentment, Struggle and a Way Forward

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 02.28.2014 | World
Stephanie Rudat

It is evident that the problems of inflation, scarcity, crime and violence are issues that affect all Venezuelans equally, regardless of their political affiliation or ideologies. Why, then, is the population still divided?

Aida Avella, Colombian Presidential Candidate, Faces Shootout

AP | LIBARDO CARDONA | Posted 02.24.2014 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Unidentified gunmen tried to halt a convoy carrying a leftist presidential candidate Sunday and exchanged gunfire with its s...

Use It or Lose It: 5 Awesome Last-Minute Vacations

Paula Froelich | Posted 02.20.2014 | Travel
Paula Froelich

Consider this a Public Service Announcement... Broad style! Because it's last minute, I'm thinking cheap, fun and NO STAY-CATIONS! Especially not when it's snowy and freezing out. Unless you live by a ski resort. But even then.

10 Weirdest Theme Parks Around the World

Off Track Planet | Posted 02.18.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Swap funnel cakes and spinning tea cups for a tour of Escobar's pimped-out mansion and a visit to the depths of Hell, by way of Singapore. Photo by: ...

Four Major Latin American Powers Sign Trade Pact

AP | Posted 02.11.2014 | Latino Voices

CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) — The presidents of four nations collectively responsible for half of Latin America's economic output have signed an accord...

23 Latin American Destinations That Prove There's A Lot More To See Than Rio And Buenos Aires

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Kruschewsky | Posted 02.10.2014 | Travel

It's no secret that Latin America houses many of this planet's most jaw-dropping destinations. Spotlight countries such as Brazil continue to be among...

Colombian Army Spied On Peace Negotiators: Report

AP | VIVIAN SEQUERA | Posted 02.05.2014 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Juan Manuel Santos denied Tuesday that his administration was in any way involved in the reported spying by member...

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.

Quenching Body and Soul

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Adrianna Quintero

This marriage of mindfulness and aid might not seem the most natural at first glance, but anyone who has practiced yoga or taken the time to meditate can appreciate just how valuable that hour of stretching, finding calm, and reconnecting with yourself can truly be.

Coal Spill Puts Spotlight on Colombia's Labor and Environmental Struggles

Michelle Chen | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Michelle Chen

The Alabama-based Drummond Company's recent coal spill in Colombia has combined with its record of labor abuse to place the coal giant at the intersection of the country's political struggles and environmental crises.

Juan Valdez's Coffee Journey From Colombia To Kuwait

VOXXI | Susana G. Baumann | Posted 01.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Globalization is no news but the way it works sometimes is. Colombian largest producer of Arabica coffee Juan Valdez has recently opened its first sto...