iOS app Android app


How A Data-Driven Approach Is Reducing Homicides In Colombia

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.02.2015 | Media

Scientific American: Big Data Are Reducing Homicides In Cities Across The Americas Could there be a science behind reducing homicides? Rod...

Why This Is The Perfect Time To Relocate To Colombia

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.26.2015 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

One of the most compelling reasons to retire in Colombia is the currency exchange of the Colombian peso against the U.S. dollar. Your dollar will buy you more in Colombia today than at any time in recent memory.

Colombian President, Rebels Reach Breakthrough In Talks

AP | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 09.24.2015 | World

HAVANA (AP) — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the leader of the country's largest rebel group announced on Wednesday an imp...

An Alternative Anti-Drug Policy: Economic Resilience

FOMIN | Posted 09.22.2015 | World

The success of many anti-drug measures adopted by governments in the past decade has been at best mixed, and the costs associated have been high. The most common anti-drug efforts are related to eradication of crops and include manual eradication.

To Change the World, We Must First Reinvent It

Yann Arthus-Bertrand | Posted 09.16.2015 | Impact
Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Cities are where many of the changes we need to bring about a sustainable future are already taking place. Cities have become places of unparalleled ecological experiment.

Transforming the Most Violent City in the World

Jonathan Reckford | Posted 09.16.2015 | Impact
Jonathan Reckford

Without sound plans for growth, cities will continue to see an increase in informal settlements and crowded slums; and lack of secure tenure in these areas will discourage families from investing in housing improvements.

In Colombia, Neighborhoods Can Mean Life or Death

Samantha Cocco-Klein | Posted 09.16.2015 | Impact
Samantha Cocco-Klein

A long overdue first step is making excluded, urban children visible. The SDGs can improve this by holding governments accountable for accurately measuring the number of urban children facing deprivations of basic rights.

7 Reasons This Latin American Country Makes The Best Retirement Spot

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.14.2015 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Ever thought about retiring in Colombia? Now's the time to visit. Your money will go nearly twice as far in Colombia today. If you've ever wanted to travel to this warm and enchanting country or if you've ever considered it for an overseas retirement destination, now's the time to visit.

How to Integrate a New BRT System With Existing Transport Modes

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 09.09.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

In Caracas, public transport was described as uncomfortable, inadequate and disorganized. Local authorities decided to implement a national transportation plan with a BRT system, which opened in 2012. However, the lack of integration with traditional means including Jeeps, combis, minibuses and standard buses, made it less attractive the urban poor.

How Colombia's LGBT Community Is Finding Growing Acceptance

Religion News Service | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.24.2015 | Gay Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (RNS) When Azahy Ali Triana de la Pena began transitioning from man to woman in 2012, one of her fears was how, or even if, she woul...

The Colors of Colombia

Black Tomato | Posted 08.13.2015 | Travel
Black Tomato

From the crumbling walls of colonial cities, to the carnivals that are held across the breadth of the country, from the beaches facing both the Pacific and the Caribbean oceans, to the diversity of wildlife that spills out across these lands - all of these things are bold, bright and beautiful.

Donald Trump Literally Puts His Money Where His Mouth Isn’t With Latino Soccer Club Bid

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.10.2015 | Sports

Donald Trump might seem like the least likely rich white guy to buy a foreign soccer team. After all, his worldview is skewed beyond reason...

Carlos Vives’ New ‘Tierra Del Olvido’ Video Is A Gorgeous Love Letter To Colombia

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 08.08.2015 | Latino Voices

Singer Carlos Vives released "La Tierra Del Olvido" (The Land Of Oblivion) as an homage to his native Colombia in 1995. The song n...

Bomba Estéreo Experiments With Explosive Dance Beats In 'Amanecer'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.27.2015 | Latino Voices

Bomba Estéreo built their sound by fusing together the folkloric and tropical sounds of their native Colombia with modern beats. But with...

Fireball, I'm On Fire -- and the Beat Goes On!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 07.25.2015 | Entertainment
Sidonie Sawyer

Today I took my first Zumba class. A sea of 35 eager participants was getting psyched up when the tiny teacher began the music. Latin groove and dancing beats only want to make you move your feet.

Nations Hacking Nations Means Your Personal Information Is at Risk

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 07.27.2015 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

While there is nothing new about espionage or hacking, the size and depth of these attacks make them extremely serious. The ubiquity of technology and poor security have caused both crime and surveillance to skyrocket in frequency and specificity.

Nobel Prize Winners Demand Better Health Care For Victims Of Sexual Violence In Colombia

Fox News Latino | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 07.22.2015 | Latino Voices

Six Nobel Prize winners, led by America's Jody Williams, wrote a letter supporting the action being taken by five organizations demanding that victim...

Brazil's Gun Violence Problem Is 'Made in Brazil'

Robert Muggah | Posted 07.20.2015 | World
Robert Muggah

According to military and civil police records, 3,989 firearms were collected in the first five months of 2015. Of these, roughly 80 percent were handguns.

Colombia To Unearth 'World's Largest Urban Mass Grave'

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.17.2015 | World

MEDELLIN, Colombia, July 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For the past seven years, Luz Elena Galeano has been searching for her husband who was las...

On the Road to Healing

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 07.07.2015 | Impact
Jacqueline Novogratz

This year -- as inequality threatens the fabric of the United States and so many countries around the world -- may we all, wherever we are from, recommit to the idea of human equality, of freedom, of dignity.

On Washington's Watch

John Lindsay-Poland | Posted 07.01.2015 | World
John Lindsay-Poland

High-ranking Colombian Army commanders bear responsibility for hundreds of civilian killings committed by troops under their command, according to a scathing report released by Human Rights Watch last week, "On Their Watch."

Benicio Del Toro and Josh Hutcherson Find 'Paradise Lost' in 'Escobar'

Alex Simon | Posted 06.27.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Suddenly surf, sand and fun are replaced with palatial mansions, dazzling jewelry, exotic cars and cocaine. And guns. And murder. A classic tale of innocence corrupted and good vs. evil, Escobar: Paradise Lost, a Radius-TWC release, hits theaters today, June 26.

Strong Dollar Makes This Colonial Caribbean Haven A Bargain

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.24.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Founded by the Spanish in 1533, Cartagena grew quickly to become a thriving seaport. At one time it was second only to Mexico City in commercial importance in the Western Hemisphere. Today Colombia's best-known city on the Caribbean is also an appealing coastal retirement option.

Live Updates From The USA-Colombia Women's World Cup Match

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 06.22.2015 | Sports

All the tweets fit to print.

A "Peace Community" Tries Nonviolent Resistance in Colombia

Nikki Drake | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Nikki Drake

We are now more than two years into the Colombian peace talks. Meeting in Havana, negotiators for the Colombian government and its principal antagonist, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), have been trying to agree upon an intricate deal to end the country's long-running armed conflict.