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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...

More Than 3,100 Pregnant Colombian Women Have Zika Virus: Gov't

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 02.07.2016 | Healthy Living

By Julia Symmes Cobb BOGOTA (Reuters) - More than 3,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, President Juan Manu...

6 Easy, Affordable Warm-Weather Escapes

Spot | Posted 02.05.2016 | Travel
Spot

Whether you're knee-deep in snow or looking for a post-holidays pick-me-up, consider heading south to chill out, thaw out, and soak up some much-needed Vitamin D.

Nation Building the Right Way

Jack Leslie | Posted 02.04.2016 | World
Jack Leslie

Given the mayhem occurring around the world and the first votes in the 2016 Presidential election at home, my guess is the celebration today of the 15th anniversary of a milestone partnership between Colombia and the U.S. will be largely ignored.

Panama: Canal Crawls and a Cup of Perfect Coffee

Peter Mandel | Posted 02.03.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Panama wants us to think of it as more than a feat of engineering; more than a continental bridge; more than headquarters for summer hats. This is why I am here. I want to check out its highlands and some of the animals and birds that you have to sneak around quietly to see.

Peace Is Possible In Colombia, But Let's Not Dismiss War Crimes

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 02.03.2016 | World
Lisa Haugaard

After 220,000 dead (80 percent of whom were civilians), tens of thousands disappeared, countless victims of sexual violence, and more than 6 million internally displaced, it's time to stop the war.

Preventing Ex-Combatants From Spoiling Colombia's Peace

David L. Phillips | Posted 02.02.2016 | World
David L. Phillips

Colombia is a potential success story. A peace accord would not only end 50 years of civil war. It would also showcase ways that UN agencies can advance the cause of peace through humanitarian and development assistance.

8 Things Pablo Escobar didn't want you to know about Colombia

Laura Grier | Posted 02.01.2016 | Travel
Laura Grier

My whole life I grew up hearing about the feuding drug cartels and cocaine trade of Colombia. I had the fear of God put in me by my mother to never...

The American Zika Virus Threat: What You Need to Know

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.29.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Zika virus (Zv) infects people via daytime mosquitoes carrying it, and rarely via sex with infected partners. Mosquitoes can bite infected people and then bite others, transmitting Zv to new people.

Colombian President Wants U.S. To Remove FARC From Terror List

AP | Carolina Moreno | Posted 01.29.2016 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Juan Manuel Santos is asking the United States to remove the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia from its l...

Mediation: The Real Weapon for Peace

Timo Soini | Posted 01.29.2016 | World
Timo Soini

Promoting peaceful and secure societies for all cannot be done with the participation of just a selected few. For peace agreements to be sustainable, more women must contribute to peace negotiations.

Planning for a Post-Conflict Colombia: Emerging Public Health Leaders Develop Health Interventions for IDPs

Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health | Posted 01.25.2016 | Impact
Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health

Fifty-five years ago this week, braving the cold winds of a winter's January, U.S. President John F. Kennedy delivered his inaugural address imparting upon the American people words still true today.

Colombia Advises Women To Delay Pregnancy During Zika Outbreak

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.21.2016 | Healthy Living

BOGOTA (Reuters) - The mosquito-borne Zika virus has already infected more than 13,500 people in Colombia and could hit as many as 700,000, the healt...

Where to Eat in Bogotá

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.20.2016 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Photo: Courtesy of Baita An increasingly diverse crowd of chefs is rapidly expanding the Colombian capital's culinary repertoire. Most of the act...

Támesis, Colombia: A Beacon for Public Health

Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health | Posted 01.19.2016 | World
Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health

'House of Health (HH)' San Juan de Dios is nestled in the middle of the charming town of Támesis. From a public health perspective, the HH San Juan de Dios is on the cutting edge of progressive innovation.

Letter from Granizal, Colombia, To The World...And Back

Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health | Posted 01.18.2016 | World
Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health

During the early 1990's, Medellin had the world's highest homicide rate of 400 for every 100,000 people. The history of violence and the influx of people into this urban area demanded a change in the way people understood and lived in their city.

Bogotá Cannot Expect A Miracle

Camila Mendoza | Posted 01.13.2016 | Teen
Camila Mendoza

Bogotá, Colombia is a city brimming with life. Articles such as those from The New York Times have helped the city see an exponential growth in tour...

Fair Trade Cocaine

Violeta Ayala | Posted 01.13.2016 | Latino Voices
Violeta Ayala

The drug war brought violence to Latin America, but let me tell you it's also brought opportunity and created a way to escape a system of deeply-ingrained poverty for hundreds of thousands of people.

Measuring Impact of Public Programs

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 01.13.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Learn from Johannesburg, South Africa; Abuja, Nigeria; Cali, Colombia; and Mexico City on a variety of actors from non-governmental organizations to universities and privates initiatives that have the capacity to play a major role in measuring impact of public programs.

Desplazados: The Invisible Citizens

Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health | Posted 01.13.2016 | World
Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health

As we boarded the plane from Boston to Medellin, Colombia, and our tickets were being scanned one by one, we realized the importance of being counted.

The U.S., Colombia and Human Rights Doublespeak

Dan Kovalik | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

Critical to the U.S.'s ability to get away with its backing of monstrous crimes is the Orwellian nature of U.S. government rhetoric about "democracy" and "human rights," and the main stream press's eagerness to parrot this rhetoric and selectively report upon human rights abuses.

Colombia Post-Conflicto y Salud Pública: Enfoque interdisciplinario de una pasión compartida

Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health | Posted 01.08.2016 | World
Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health

Autores: Indu Chelliah, Juan Manuel Martinez, Margarita Olarte, y Lindsey Wolf Aquella fue una mañana típica en la ciudad de Boston, como de costum...

Medellin: The Right Place and Time for Collaborative Learning in Public Health

Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health | Posted 01.07.2016 | Impact
Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health

Today marks Day 2 of the Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health course -- a project of the Open Hands Initiative and Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), in collaboration with the University of Antioquia School of Medicine.