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Top 10 Countries for Finding Romance

Victoria Borisch | Posted 02.15.2017 | New York
Victoria Borisch

Have you ever dreamed of moving to an exotic locale and bumping into a handsome stranger with a charming foreign accent? Let's be honest -- we all hav...

News Roundup for February 8, 2017

Outspeak | Posted 02.08.2017 | HuffPost Live 321

Gooooood neeeews, maybe, depends who you ask. 1. Elizabeth Warren was silenced on the senate floor by Mitch McConnell. A man silencing a woman, how v...

Is Global Climate Change Good for Business?

FOMIN | Posted 02.01.2017 | Green

By Steve Wilson Steve Wilson manages projects related to climate change adaptation and resilience for the Multilateral Investment Fund. He recently ...

Architecture as a Trigger for Action: Giancarlo Mazzanti in Colombia

Roslyn Bernstein | Posted 01.25.2017 | Arts
Roslyn Bernstein

It was in Pittsburgh last October that I first learned of the Colombian architect, Giancarlo Mazzanti. Raymund Ryan, Curator of the Heinz Architectur...

The Power of Cocoa: Preserving Peace - And An Indigenous Tribe - in Colombia

Lutheran World Relief | Posted 01.17.2017 | Impact
Lutheran World Relief

Ibeth Villafaña, left, catches raindrops with a cousin after a rainstorm under an eave near her home in Colombia. Photo by Sara A. Fajardo for Luther...

Leave National Referendums In 2016

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 01.16.2017 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

By Omeed Alerasool Of all the policy lessons to take away from 2016, here is a simple one: referendums should not be deciding major changes and refo...

Colombia Is The Most Dangerous Country For Human Rights Defenders

Dan Kovalik | Posted 01.17.2017 | World
Dan Kovalik

Frontline Defenders, which has put out an annual report on Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) at Risk since 1998, just put out its most recent report detai...

Maidan Year Three: Revolution Comes Full Circle Amidst Police Reform, U.S.-Trained Right Wing SWAT Force and Former Venezuela Ambassador

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.04.2017 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

On the third year anniversary of the Maidan revolution, I'm holed up in Kyiv's decidedly retro, Soviet-era Ukraina hotel. Located just a stone's thro...

2017: The Beginning of the Era of Disruption

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.01.2017 | World
Daniel Wagner

In this era of dramatic, rampant, and incessant political change, predictions about the future can no longer be based either on conventional wisdom or...

6 Stories From 2016 That Made Us See The World Differently

The WorldPost | Posted 12.29.2016 | World
The WorldPost

While The WorldPost is best known for publishing first-person voices from around the globe, we also regularly commission reported features from journa...

Human Error Led To Colombia Soccer Plane Crash, Authorities Say

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 12.26.2016 | World

BOGOTA, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Errors by the pilot, airline and Bolivian regulators are to blame for a plane crash in Colombia that killed 71 people last ...

For Whom the Nobel Tolls: The People of Granizal

Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health | Posted 12.24.2016 | World
Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health

By Jody Sadornas, The Open Hands Initiative In our first blog post in this Post-Conflict Colombia & Public Health project series, we shared our hopes...

El arquero del Chapecoense y Evo Morales.

Violeta Ayala | Posted 12.16.2016 | Latino Voices
Violeta Ayala

Jakson Follmann. Foto tomada de Twitter. "Prefiero la vida, a la pierna" dijo Jakson Follmann, el arquero del Chapecoense, uno de los seis sobrevivie...

Marking 2016 in Latin America

Eric Farnsworth | Posted 12.14.2016 | Politics
Eric Farnsworth

For 2016, Latin America gets F's. Not in the traditional schoolhouse grades sense, because the news from the region this year has actually been mixed...

Four ways to empower informal workers

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 12.09.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau Informal workers are the lifeblood of cities around the world. They sell vegetables on the streets, clean the homes of the mor...

How a New Colombian Peace Agreement Came So Quickly After a 'No' Vote?

The Conversation US | Posted 12.06.2016 | Impact
The Conversation US

By Arthur Lupia, University of Michigan In October, when Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the Nobel Peace Prize, some people were confused....

What Happens In Colombia Doesn't Stay In Colombia

Katie Redford | Posted 12.05.2016 | World
Katie Redford

After years of litigating against Chiquita on behalf of Colombian villagers terrorized by Chiquita-sponsored death squads, a federal judge denied the company's latest attempt to get rid of our case and escape justice.

Watch These Latinos Freak Out Over What's In Colombian Hot Chocolate

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 12.05.2016 | Latino Voices

If you thought there was only one way to make a cup of hot cocoa, Colombian hot chocolate will blow your mind. A group of Latinos were recently asked ...

Colombia's 52-Year War Is Officially Over As New Peace Deal Passes

Reuters | Willa Frej | Posted 12.01.2016 | World
Read More: Colombia, World News

BOGOTA ― Colombia’s Congress approved a new peace deal with FARC rebels late on Wednesday, despite objections from former President and now Senato...

Crashed Plane Carrying Brazilian Soccer Team Was Running Out Of Fuel, A Pilot Says

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.30.2016 | World

LA UNION, Colombia/CHAPECO, Brazil, Nov 30 (Reuters) - The pilot of a LAMIA Airlines plane that crashed in Colombia, virtually wiping out a Brazilian ...

Support Flows In To Honor Victims Of Deadly Plane Crash In Colombia

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 11.30.2016 | World

Brazil has entered a three-day period of national mourning to pay tribute to the victims of a deadly plane crash in Colombia. Members of Brazilian soc...

At Least 70 Dead After Plane Carrying Brazilian Soccer Team Crashes In Colombia

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 12.01.2016 | World

LA UNION, Colombia/ CHAPECO, Brazil, Nov 29 (Reuters) - A plane carrying Brazilian top-tier soccer team Chapecoense to the biggest game in its history...

News Roundup for November 24, 2016

Outspeak | Posted 11.24.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Stay woke, Outspeak fam.

The Violent Destruction Of A Colombian Peace Camp

Anna Joseph | Posted 11.22.2016 | World
Anna Joseph

On November 19th, at about 2:00am -- an hour calculated to prevent press, human rights defenders, and the citizenry from being present -- hundreds of police officers circled the Campamento por la Paz in Bogotá's Plaza de Bolivar.

9 Slang Terms You Have To Be Colombian To Know

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 11.21.2016 | Latino Voices

Colombian slang terms can sound very odd. And chances are that, unless you’re from the South American country, you’ve probably never heard these w...