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Key Democrat Incensed Over 'Intimidation' For High Drug Prices

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics

In late April, Colombian diplomat Andrés Flórez sent two tense letters to leaders in Bogotá. If his government proceeded with plans to lower the pr...

Shakira Wants Paparazzi To Stop Going Through Her Garbage

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 05.23.2016 | Latino Voices

Shakira just wants to ride her bicycle, and for people to stop going through her trash. The Colombian star recently returned to her hometown of Barr...

Colombian Poet Has The Perfect Clapback For People Who Say He Doesn't Look Latino

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 05.20.2016 | Latino Voices

Carlos Andrés Gómez has light-skin and green eyes. And yes, he is Latino. "After the show she asked me: 'Carlos Andrés Gómez is your stage name, r...

Dear Senator: Do You Really Want Cancer Drugs To Be Super-Expensive?

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In late April, a Colombian diplomat sent two letters to leaders in Bogotá warning that efforts to lower the price of a major leukemia t...

Colombia Just Made A Huge Cocaine Bust

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 05.16.2016 | World

Police in Colombia just seized a record amount of cocaine in a single domestic bust. Agents found almost 8 metric tons of the illegal drug -- worth an...

Colombia Fears U.S. May Reject Peace Plan To Protect Pharma Profits

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Colombian Embassy is concerned that lowering the price of a major cancer drug may jeopardize American funding for peace talks in the...

Promising Initiatives that could change cities in 2016

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 05.10.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau As the year 2016 was beginning, a number of promising initiatives emerged that could change the face of cities. The trajectorie...

Colombia's Road to Peace

Camila Mendoza | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Camila Mendoza

 In 1991 Colombia was a war zone. Pablo Escobar, one of the worlds most notorious drugs lords, had unleashed a campaign of terror in order to fight ...

Man Rescued After 2 Months At Sea Ate Gulls, Fish To Survive

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.06.2016 | Weird News

For two months, a Colombian mariner was adrift abroad a disabled skiff in the Pacific Ocean, thousands of miles from land, with no food to sustain him...

The South American City I Couldn't Help But Fall In Love With

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.05.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

The Euro-undertones are strong in Medellín, from the way the women dress to the way people greet you in passing on the street. Wandering around Medellín is more reminiscent of walking around Paris than almost any other city in the Americas.

How Hard It Is To Get An Abortion In 6 Countries, From Women Who Tried

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 05.03.2016 | Women

A new video produced by ANSIRH (Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health) explores the difficulty of accessing a safe abortion -- even in countr...

Man's High-Rise Dog Rescue Will Make Your Heart Stop

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.20.2016 | Weird News

How far would you go to save a pet? As far as this guy? Diego Andres Davila Jimenez of Bogota, Colombia, became a dog's best friend when he climbed a ...

Panama Papers Underscore Need for Fair Tax Systems

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 04.14.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

The so-called "Panama Papers" scandal reminds us that concealing wealth and avoiding tax payments is neither uncommon nor -- in many cases -- illegal. But the embarrassing leak exposes something else.

10 Smaller Cities That Are More Beautiful Than Their Capitals

SmarterTravel | Posted 04.15.2016 | Travel
SmarterTravel

When you look at a map of the world and decide where you want to go, some cities stick out more than others. Whether they're represented with a star o...

Paramilitaries Continue to Haunt Colombia Despite U.S. Denials

Dan Kovalik | Posted 04.15.2016 | World
Dan Kovalik

It is the denial of the very existence of the paramilitary death squads -- the worst human rights abusers in Colombia -- which gives the U.S. the pretext to certify Colombia's human rights record and to continue delivering lethal military assistance to that country.

Colombia's Highest Court Paves Way For Marriage Equality In Surprise Ruling

The Guardian | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 04.08.2016 | Latino Voices

Colombia’s highest court has given the green light to gay marriage in the conservative, mostly Catholic country. The magistrates of the constitution...

Bogota's Flourishing Graffiti and Street Art Scene is Like an Open-Air Gallery

Mark Chesnut | Posted 04.06.2016 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

To some people, graffiti and street art are a nuisance and an eyesore. To others, it's a way of bringing artistic expression to the public. There was ...

Role of cities in the fight against climate change

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.28.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau Cities are both the victims and the causes of climate change. Urban centers are the key contributor to climate change as nodes ...

Colombia: Ethnocide and Political Violence on the Rise

Dan Kovalik | Posted 03.28.2016 | World
Dan Kovalik

While Colombia, the U.S.'s staunchest ally in the Hemisphere, is held out as some beacon of democracy in Latin America, the facts on the ground tell a very different story. Of course, you will rarely hear those facts, or about Colombia at all, given the general laziness and slavishness of our main stream media, so here they are.

Birding 101: Unidentified Flying Organisms

Asher Jay | Posted 03.21.2016 | Travel
Asher Jay

A Multicolored Tanager, essentially an impressionist painting on the move. A few weeks ago, if someone had asked me what I thought of Tanagers, my m...

TTIP and TPP -- A Threat to Latin America?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 03.21.2016 | World
Otaviano Canuto

For better or worse, TPP and TTIP could redefine global trade in the 21st century. At the moment, a Latin America perspective is largely lacking in the negotiation process; in TTIP, it is excluded by definition.

Share The Word: Global Art Project Turns Slums Into Creative Hubs

Bibbi Abruzzini | Posted 03.15.2016 | Good News
Bibbi Abruzzini

Slums: crumbling overcrowded shanties, often a labyrinth of clichés in misery and inadequate housing. Locals and foreigners view slums as no trespass...

Latin America Is a Top Priority for Florida Latino Voters

Leopoldo Martínez | Posted 03.14.2016 | Latino Voices
Leopoldo Martínez

Latino Voters in Florida are looking for a President who will put Latin America as one of their top priorities when it comes to foreign policy. With that criteria in mind, there is only one person fit for the job: Hillary Clinton.

The Unexpected: Six Surprising Destinations

Natalie Compagno | Posted 03.14.2016 | Travel
Natalie Compagno

Now is the perfect time to cruise the Nile, prices are low and Egyptians are always friendly and eager to show the world their ancient and modern culture. To get even further off the tourist track head way south along the Nile to Nubian territory.

Will New U.S. Aid Address Damage Caused to Colombia's Rural Communities?

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 03.13.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

A rose-tinted view of Plan Colombia severely neglects the detrimental humanitarian toll it has had on the country's rural poor. If the United States is to be effective in supporting its South American ally during its peaceful transition, "Peace Colombia" demands a better understanding than its predecessor of the local realities in the areas where its efforts and dollars are likely to be focused.