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Colombia's Government Rebuffs FARC Rebel Truce

AP | LIBARDO CARDONA | Posted 12.18.2014 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's government on Thursday rebuffed a unilateral truce declared by the country's largest rebel group, saying the guer...

Colombia's FARC Rebels Announce Unilateral Cease-fire

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 12.17.2014 | World

HAVANA (AP) — Colombia's largest rebel group announced an indefinite, unilateral cease-fire Wednesday, saying guerrillas will refrain from staging a...

Top Emerging Travel Hotspots for 2015

Gogobot | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel
Gogobot

It is becoming ever easier to travel to remote pockets of the globe. Every year, emerging destinations brimming with travel potential rise in popularity, without the crazy crowds and tourist traps.

Colombia's twin deficits

Felipe Ángel | Posted 12.15.2014 | World
Felipe Ángel

Geared towards what seems to be an uncertain landscape for the country, Colombia continues to prove to be a fragile economy, with serious structural complications in its core and what some may classify as an irresponsible fiscal policy.

An Interview With Legendary Explorer Benedict Allen

Jacada Travel | Posted 12.10.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

The explorer, author and filmmaker talks to Jacada about his greatest challenges, inspiration and his hopes to seek out a lost tribe of New Guinea.

Agua Bendita - Exporting Colombia's Sexiness

Jeff Thelen | Posted 12.11.2014 | Style
Jeff Thelen

The personality of Colombia has come to grace through the various reflections of its beauty; a place that is sexy in both body and spirit. The country is lucky to have such a (well) fitting representative.

Why I Turned Down 2 Full-Time Job Offers Out of College to Freelance and Travel

Hailley Griffis | Posted 12.09.2014 | Travel
Hailley Griffis

I decided to go and take what I want from the world, rather than take what the world was throwing at me.

As Colombia Seeks to Address Serious Crimes, Are There Lessons From International Experiences?

David Tolbert | Posted 12.05.2014 | World
David Tolbert

Colombia is in the midst of historic peace talks. Many difficult challenges have been addressed, but a number of thorny issues are still on the table. A key point left to be settled is that of criminal accountability for the most serious crimes committed during the country's 50-year internal armed conflict.

Beyond the Bounds of Conservation

Vincent L. Michael, Ph.D. | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Vincent L. Michael, Ph.D.

Saving world heritage sites is one thing. Activating them as economic and social assets for the local community is another project altogether.

Colombian Rebels Free Captured General

AP | By JOSHUA GOODMAN and JUAN CAMILO HERNANDEZ | Posted 12.01.2014 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's largest rebel group has freed an army general and two others whose capture led President Juan Manuel Santos to su...

10 Sublime Escapes to the Winter Sun of Latin America

Jacada Travel | Posted 11.25.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Make the most of Latin America's summer months - from January to March - by retreating to its sun-soaked beaches, mountains and vibrant cities.

Number of Colombian Victims of Civil Conflict Surpasses 7 Million: Media Unimpressed

Dan Kovalik | Posted 11.24.2014 | World
Dan Kovalik

A tragic milestone went virtually unreported in the English-speaking press last week, as Colombia's Victims Unit released its report indicating that the number of victims of Colombia's civil war has now surpassed 7 million.

Colombia's President Hopes FARC Rebels Will Release Hostages Next Week

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2014 | World

BOGOTA, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he hoped next week to secure the release of five captives, including an army ...

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 12.14.2014 | 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 12.13.2014 | 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 12.06.2014 | 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 ...