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Man's High-Rise Dog Rescue Will Make Your Heart Stop

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.20.2016 | Weird News

How far would you go to save a pet? As far as this guy? Diego Andres Davila Jimenez of Bogota, Colombia, became a dog's best friend when he climbed a ...

Panama Papers Underscore Need for Fair Tax Systems

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 04.14.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

The so-called "Panama Papers" scandal reminds us that concealing wealth and avoiding tax payments is neither uncommon nor -- in many cases -- illegal. But the embarrassing leak exposes something else.

10 Smaller Cities That Are More Beautiful Than Their Capitals

SmarterTravel | Posted 04.15.2016 | Travel

When you look at a map of the world and decide where you want to go, some cities stick out more than others. Whether they're represented with a star o...

Paramilitaries Continue to Haunt Colombia Despite U.S. Denials

Dan Kovalik | Posted 04.15.2016 | World
Dan Kovalik

It is the denial of the very existence of the paramilitary death squads -- the worst human rights abusers in Colombia -- which gives the U.S. the pretext to certify Colombia's human rights record and to continue delivering lethal military assistance to that country.

Colombia's Highest Court Paves Way For Marriage Equality In Surprise Ruling

The Guardian | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 04.08.2016 | Latino Voices

Colombia’s highest court has given the green light to gay marriage in the conservative, mostly Catholic country. The magistrates of the constitution...

Bogota's Flourishing Graffiti and Street Art Scene is Like an Open-Air Gallery

Mark Chesnut | Posted 04.06.2016 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

To some people, graffiti and street art are a nuisance and an eyesore. To others, it's a way of bringing artistic expression to the public. There was ...

Role of cities in the fight against climate change

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.28.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau Cities are both the victims and the causes of climate change. Urban centers are the key contributor to climate change as nodes ...

Colombia: Ethnocide and Political Violence on the Rise

Dan Kovalik | Posted 03.28.2016 | World
Dan Kovalik

While Colombia, the U.S.'s staunchest ally in the Hemisphere, is held out as some beacon of democracy in Latin America, the facts on the ground tell a very different story. Of course, you will rarely hear those facts, or about Colombia at all, given the general laziness and slavishness of our main stream media, so here they are.

Birding 101: Unidentified Flying Organisms

Asher Jay | Posted 03.21.2016 | Travel
Asher Jay

A Multicolored Tanager, essentially an impressionist painting on the move. A few weeks ago, if someone had asked me what I thought of Tanagers, my m...

TTIP and TPP -- A Threat to Latin America?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 03.21.2016 | World
Otaviano Canuto

For better or worse, TPP and TTIP could redefine global trade in the 21st century. At the moment, a Latin America perspective is largely lacking in the negotiation process; in TTIP, it is excluded by definition.

Share The Word: Global Art Project Turns Slums Into Creative Hubs

Bibbi Abruzzini | Posted 03.15.2016 | Good News
Bibbi Abruzzini

Slums: crumbling overcrowded shanties, often a labyrinth of clichés in misery and inadequate housing. Locals and foreigners view slums as no trespass...

Latin America Is a Top Priority for Florida Latino Voters

Leopoldo Martínez | Posted 03.14.2016 | Latino Voices
Leopoldo Martínez

Latino Voters in Florida are looking for a President who will put Latin America as one of their top priorities when it comes to foreign policy. With that criteria in mind, there is only one person fit for the job: Hillary Clinton.

The Unexpected: Six Surprising Destinations

Natalie Compagno | Posted 03.14.2016 | Travel
Natalie Compagno

Now is the perfect time to cruise the Nile, prices are low and Egyptians are always friendly and eager to show the world their ancient and modern culture. To get even further off the tourist track head way south along the Nile to Nubian territory.

Will New U.S. Aid Address Damage Caused to Colombia's Rural Communities?

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 03.13.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

A rose-tinted view of Plan Colombia severely neglects the detrimental humanitarian toll it has had on the country's rural poor. If the United States is to be effective in supporting its South American ally during its peaceful transition, "Peace Colombia" demands a better understanding than its predecessor of the local realities in the areas where its efforts and dollars are likely to be focused.

First Likely Microcephalic Babies Born In Colombia

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.04.2016 | Healthy Living

Three Colombian newborns could be the country’s first group of children with Zika virus-linked brain abnormalities -- a sign of what's to come as pr...

Is the U.S. Using Colombia's Prison System as a Black Site? The Story of Kaleil Isaza Tuzman

Dan Kovalik | Posted 03.05.2016 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

As a New York resident and entrepreneur who would regularly broadcast his whereabouts and travel plans on social media, Kaleil questions why he was arrested while traveling on business in Colombia, just a few days before he was to return to the U.S.

Soy/Somos: Colombiana

Marlena Maduro Baraf | Posted 03.01.2016 | Latino Voices
Marlena Maduro Baraf

From my blog Soy/Somos, a series that celebrates the multiple identities of Latinos in the USA.You can read the introductory post here: Soy/Somos: We...

The Latest On Zika Virus: Colombia's First 'Probable' Microcephaly Case

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.25.2016 | Healthy Living

The Zika virus, which is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, is strongly suspected to be linked to a new wave of microcephaly cases in Brazil. Babie...

Rethinking the Administrative and Political Organization of Urban Outskirts

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 02.21.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau Urban agglomeration is an inevitable consequence of explosive growth in cities. Indeed, the expansion of cities and their outsk...

Scores Of Dismembered Corpses Found Inside Drain Pipes At Colombian Jails

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 02.19.2016 | World

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Remains of at least 100 dismembered prisoners and visitors have been found in drain pipes at a jail in Colombia's capital that hous...

Why You Might Want To Consider Retiring In Colombia

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 02.12.2016 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Medellin may not be the first place that springs to mind when you're thinking of your perfect overseas retirement spot ... but perhaps it should be.

Watch Sofía Vergara Adorably Struggle To Remember One Key U.S. Fact

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.11.2016 | Latino Voices

Sofía Vergara impressively got a perfect score on her U.S. citizenship test, (seriously, that’s better than how some people born in the United Stat...

Blessed are the peacemakers

Sarah Stephens | Posted 02.09.2016 | World
Sarah Stephens

Blessed are the peacemakers, it says in Scripture - and the peacemakers seem to converging in Havana. This Friday, the leaders of Roman Catholicism a...

Contextualizando la administración Giuliani

Luis E. Montes | Posted 02.09.2016 | Latino Voices
Luis E. Montes

Rudy Giuliani fue alcalde de la ciudad de Nueva York durante los años 1994 al 2001 y hoy muchos países latinoamericanos le contratan por el récord ...

Who Wouldn't Like to Retire in the "City of Parks"?

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 02.09.2016 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

The north-central Colombian city of Bucaramanga is not-so-creatively referred to as the "City of Parks" because of its more-than-160 shady parks and p...