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The Downfall Of Colombia's Billion-Dollar Gasoline Smuggler

Ozy | James Bargent | Posted 11.21.2014 | World

By JAMES BARGENT - OZY Marcos Figueroa had friends in the highest office and the lowest corner of the Colombian state of La Guajira. From a poor in...

Colombian Rebels Agree To Free Kidnapped General

Reuters | Nelson Acosta and Helen Murphy | Posted 11.20.2014 | 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...

On the "A" w/Souleo: Jamaican Dancehall Culture Gets the Visual Treatment

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Wi lickle but wi tallawah: It is a common expression in Jamaica that means despite its small physical size the island of Jamaica is powerful, fearless and strong-willed. Visual artist Andre Woolery has taken inspiration from that saying for his latest collection

FARC Urges Continuation To Peace Talks After Confirming Army General's Kidnapping

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2014 | Latino Voices

(Recasts, adds comment, background) By Rosa Tania Valdés and Helen Murphy HAVANA/BOGOTA, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Colombia's ...

Reporters Without Borders Demands Justice For Beaten Colombian Journalist

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.17.2014 | Media

Oscar Castaño Valencia, a Colombian journalist, was beaten and threatened last week for investigating gang involvement in child prostitution, Reporte...

Colombia Peace Talks With FARC Suspended

AP | JOSHUA GOODMAN | Posted 11.18.2014 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A massive search operation was under way Monday for a Colombian army general whose surprise capture by leftist rebels prompt...

Astoria Characters: The Sidewalk Library

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.11.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

On the sidewalk, under the tree, there's a fire-engine-red box with a glass door. It's filled with books for everyone on the block to borrow.

The Cultures of "Fresco": Food Design in Latin America

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 10.30.2014 | Taste
Fabio Parasecoli

What unique peculiarities shape food design, its practice, and its theoretical exploration in Brazil, Mexico, or Colombia?

35 Powerful Images of Kindness Found Within Conflict

Kindness Blog | Posted 11.14.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

During times of conflict and political or religious civil unrest, the power of the human spirit's capacity for non-violent protest and kindness still shines through.

This Is Colombia: A Caribbean Coast Adventure

Lina Eroh | Posted 10.14.2014 | Travel
Lina Eroh

The word "Colombia" doesn't exactly bring to mind colonial buildings dripping in bougainvillea or snow white beaches lapped by turquoise water.

La ciudad de Montería ofrece un futuro a víctimas de la violencia en Colombia

Adriana Aristizábal | Posted 10.14.2014 | Spain
Adriana Aristizábal

No cabe duda de que la ciudad de Montería llama la atención a nivel internacional, y que su modelo de generación de empleo no solo está mejorando la calidad de vida de sus habitantes, sino que además está reescribiendo la historia de una región para siempre.

S4S Celebrates a Wonderful Team -- A Tribute to Grace Bennett

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

In only one year, Schools for Sustainability (S4S) has cultivated a beautifully dynamic team. We honor diversity as we attract support from members ...

Selfies for LGBT Equality UN-Style (VIDEO)

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 10.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Charles Radcliffe

This year, the UN Human Rights Office set up a photo booth near the entrance to the iconic General Assembly Hall. Visitors were invited to stop by and have their photo taken while holding up a sign affirming their support for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people around the world.

Colombia's 'Third Way'

Julia E. Sweig | Posted 09.25.2014 | World
Julia E. Sweig

In 1935 Franklin Roosevelt told a Democratic Party convention that his New Deal social, labor and public works programs had enraged the "economic oligarchs" of the United States.

The Power of Books to Change the World

Kyle Zimmer | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact
Kyle Zimmer

If we needed another call to action regarding the transformative power of education - on individual lives and the world we live in - here it is. In ...

Off The Beaten Path Travel In Cabo De La Vela, Colombia

Joanna Riquett | Posted 09.18.2014 | Travel
Joanna Riquett

This is a place where you can enjoy sitting in front of a perfectly calmed turquoise beach, swimming in cool water, hiking small hills, watching perfect sunrises and sunsets, discovering hidden beaches and mixing with the friendly locals.

Hostels: Not Just For Kids

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.17.2014 | Travel
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

The bare-bones youth hostel of old has been reinvented, especially in Europe, Latin America and Asia, as a comfortable, interesting, yet still-affordable home base for exploring some of the most unique and colorful places in the world.

Barbs and Darts But No Bombs or Bullets Will Mark Congressional 'Debate' Over Paramilitary Violence in Colombia

Carlos F. Torres | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics
Carlos F. Torres

The upcoming parliamentary "debate" between two leading political figures in polarized Colombia promises to be as riveting, intense and nasty as riveting, intense and nasty can get.

Visiting 10 Real-Life Locations From FX's 'Archer'

Hopper.com | Posted 11.12.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

Despite being an animated series (perhaps encouraged by that fact), Archer and his team at the International Secret Intelligence Service often travel to various high-flying locations around the world to practice spycraft.

#childrennotsoldiers

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.09.2014 | Arts
Steven Crandell

This story is fiction, but it could unfold in Iraq or Syria or Afghanistan or Libya or the Central African Republic or Colombia or Ukraine or Gaza or the Philippines or anywhere in at least 23 countries around the world where conflicts affect children.

A Major Breakthrough For LGBT Parents In Colombia

AP | Posted 08.30.2014 | Gay Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia has taken a major step recognizing the rights of same-sex couples after the country's constitutional court allowed ...

Extra! Extra! Famous Travel Writers Spill Trade Secrets (And Dish Some Dirt)

Peter Mandel | Posted 10.27.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Here are capsule reviews of three fast-selling paperbacks by famous travel and guidebook writers: good, quick reads that pull the curtain back on a few of the travel industry's dirty little secrets and outright lies.

10 Incredible Horseback Riding Adventures

Jacada Travel | Posted 10.26.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Lush green coffee plantations, snow-capped volcanoes, game-rich safari plains and the rainforest wilderness are just some of the extraordinary destinations just waiting to be traversed on horseback.

Hey, Women Against Feminism, Your Privilege Is Showing

Samantha Eyler | Posted 10.25.2014 | Women
Samantha Eyler

Are you, as a young woman who lives in rich country, privileged enough to "not need feminism"? Excellent. Now please join me in trying to spread some of that privilege amongst women who need it a bit more than you do.

This. Is. EPIC.

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel

Sometimes, it's best to take the stairs. Such is the case at El Peñon de Guatape, a monolithic, 10-million-ton rock in the Colombian backwoods. Af...