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Colombian Peace Agreement: Actitud Medellín!

Paula Escobar Chavarría | Posted 08.30.2016 | Latino Voices
Paula Escobar Chavarría

Medellin, the second largest city in Colombia, is a place that surprises, no doubt about it. Once the stereotype of "narco ciudad", home of the Cartel...

Permanent FARC Cease-Fire Takes Effect In Colombia

BBC | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 08.29.2016 | World

A ceasefire has come into effect in Colombia between the main leftist rebel group and the government, ending one of the world’s longest insurgencies...

A New Opportunity for Economic Integration in South America

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 08.28.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

The comeback of center-right administrations in South America could lead the region towards new integration opportunities, yet the road ahead remains ...

Why This Expat Opened An Irish Bar-- In Medellín

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 08.28.2016 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

"How many people say, 'I have a dream to own a bar?'" asks Patrick, owner of the Irish bar that bears his name. "Well, I actually did it." Patrick, now 53, bought the bar in 2007 as a way to plan for his retirement. He has since transformed it into one of the most popular expat hangouts in the city.

A Curiously Timed Arrest In Florida Is Rocking Colombia

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 08.27.2016 | World

Just hours before Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced the landmark peace agreement that would end a half-century war with the FARC guerri...

In Colombia, The Forest Of Peace Honors 8 Million Lives Lost In Civil War

Carlos F. Torres | Posted 08.25.2016 | Latino Voices
Carlos F. Torres

With the participation of President Juan Manuel Santos, the first trees of Colombia's Forest for Peace were planted August 19 in the Amazon department of Vaupés.

Colombia And Farc Rebels Reach Historic Peace Deal After Bloody War

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.24.2016 | World

HAVANA, Aug 24 - Colombia’s government and leftist FARC rebels unveiled a final peace deal on Wednesday to end a 50-year-old guerrilla war, one of t...

Seven Ways to Orchestrate Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.17.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Amidst the sounds of bombs dropping in the Middle East one can hear sounds of guitar strings. A band of youth occupy the streets where united together...

Colombia's Caterine Ibargüen Wins Gold Medal In Women's Triple Jump

Reuters | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 08.15.2016 | Latino Voices

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Triple jumper Caterine Ibarguen won Colombia’s first Olympic gold medal in athletics on Sunday, building on several years...

I Had An Eat, Pray, Love Adventure -- Without My Husband

Refinery29 | Posted 08.12.2016 | Travel
Refinery29

The travel bug sank its teeth into me the summer I turned 25 -- leaving me with an uncomfortable, out-of-reach itch I just couldn't scratch. I didn't grow up in an upper-middle-class family that vacationed in Europe. I'm an immigrant from Jamaica who moved to the U.S. when I was 16 and stayed put. The American dream had been my adventure. But when I got a passport after becoming a naturalized citizen, it sparked a desire in me that I never expected.

Colombia's Largest Indigenous Group Is Dying With Media Complicity

Dan Kovalik | Posted 08.03.2016 | Impact
Dan Kovalik

Earlier this week, on August 1, the Supreme Court of Colombia ordered President Manuel Santos and other individuals and entities to take all appropria...

Time To Choose Who Has The Better Arepa, Colombia Or Venezuela?

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.27.2016 | Latino Voices

Arepas are a delicious staple in both Colombia and Venezuela, but the corn-based food can take drastically different forms depending on who is prepari...

Millennials Are Latin America's Motor For Resilience

Liz Rebecca Alarcon | Posted 07.27.2016 | Impact
Liz Rebecca Alarcon

Shapers saw the opportunity in strife and saw resilience as hope. Using resilience as a motor for innovation, this group of millennials from across the region is the best chance to eradicate the challenges that have stifled the region for generations.

Historic Commitment By The Government Of Colombia And FARC-EP At The Havana Peace Talks Table

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka | Posted 07.26.2016 | Women
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

On July 24th, 2016, we celebrated with the people of Colombia the historic commitment by the Government and FARC-EP at the Havana Peace Talks Table to ensure that one of the agreement's fundamental objectives is to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Prospects for a Post-Maduro Venezuela

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.25.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Over the past several weeks, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have crossed the previously closed border with Colombia to purchase the basic necess...

Right To Health, Colombia And US Congress

Todd Howland | Posted 07.22.2016 | World
Todd Howland

Recent memos allegedly leaked from the Colombian Embassy in Washington describe intense pressure by the pharmaceutical industry to discourage Colombia's efforts to half the local price of Novartis' Gleevec, one of the leading medications used to treat Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML).

Cuba Revisited

Mette Holm | Posted 07.23.2016 | World
Mette Holm

A visit to Cuba has been very high on my list while in New York, and I made it in June. I would have loved to fly direct from the US, but this is only possible twice a week, so we had to do a stop-over.

19 Reasons Colombians Are So In Love With Their Country

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.27.2016 | Latino Voices

Colombia is a country full of beauty and wonder, but that’s not news to anyone who is from there. In the last decade, Colombia has left behind its d...

Thousands Of Venezuelans Cross Into Colombia In Search Of Food And Medicine

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.18.2016 | World

SAN ANTONIO, Venezuela, July 17 (Reuters) - Thousands of Venezuelans streamed into neighboring Colombia on Sunday to take advantage of a temporary ope...

How We Found Our Way To A Fabulous New Life South Of The Border

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 07.13.2016 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

Here we were -- a couple in our mid-50s -- who wanted to do something different. But where would we go? It's a huge world out there. How would we choose? Living in the U.S. northeast, we wanted to choose a part of the world that was a reasonable commute back to visit family and friends.

Better movement for people with disabilities

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.07.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau In February 2016, the Sustainable Development Goal Network proposed an indicator for target 11.7 - public spaces accessible to...

Comic Captures What It’s Like To Spend A Decade In Immigration Limbo

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 06.29.2016 | Latino Voices

For more than a decade Juana Medina spent countless hours, money and tears trying to remain in the United States. The Colombian-born cartoonist's jour...

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.

Colombia's FARC Rebels Sign Historic Ceasefire With Government

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.23.2016 | World

HAVANA/BOGOTA, June 23 (Reuters) - Colombia's government and leftist FARC rebels signed a historic ceasefire deal on Thursday, bringing them tantalizi...

The Princess and the Poorest Feel the Same Peace

Sister Jenna | Posted 06.23.2016 | Latino Voices
Sister Jenna

Courtesy, Meditation Museum She: The HRH Princess Basmah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz al Saud of Saudi Arabia. They: Disadvantaged youth from the slums ...