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Off The Beaten Path Travel In Cabo De La Vela, Colombia

Joanna Riquett | Posted 09.18.2014 | Travel
Joanna Riquett

This is a place where you can enjoy sitting in front of a perfectly calmed turquoise beach, swimming in cool water, hiking small hills, watching perfect sunrises and sunsets, discovering hidden beaches and mixing with the friendly locals.

Hostels: Not Just For Kids

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.17.2014 | Travel
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

The bare-bones youth hostel of old has been reinvented, especially in Europe, Latin America and Asia, as a comfortable, interesting, yet still-affordable home base for exploring some of the most unique and colorful places in the world.

Barbs and Darts But No Bombs or Bullets Will Mark Congressional 'Debate' Over Paramilitary Violence in Colombia

Carlos F. Torres | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Carlos F. Torres

The upcoming parliamentary "debate" between two leading political figures in polarized Colombia promises to be as riveting, intense and nasty as riveting, intense and nasty can get.

Visiting 10 Real-Life Locations From FX's 'Archer'

Hopper.com | Posted 09.12.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

Despite being an animated series (perhaps encouraged by that fact), Archer and his team at the International Secret Intelligence Service often travel to various high-flying locations around the world to practice spycraft.

#childrennotsoldiers

Steven Crandell | Posted 09.09.2014 | Arts
Steven Crandell

This story is fiction, but it could unfold in Iraq or Syria or Afghanistan or Libya or the Central African Republic or Colombia or Ukraine or Gaza or the Philippines or anywhere in at least 23 countries around the world where conflicts affect children.

A Major Breakthrough For LGBT Parents In Colombia

AP | Posted 08.30.2014 | Gay Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia has taken a major step recognizing the rights of same-sex couples after the country's constitutional court allowed ...

Extra! Extra! Famous Travel Writers Spill Trade Secrets (And Dish Some Dirt)

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Here are capsule reviews of three fast-selling paperbacks by famous travel and guidebook writers: good, quick reads that pull the curtain back on a few of the travel industry's dirty little secrets and outright lies.

10 Incredible Horseback Riding Adventures

Jacada Travel | Posted 08.26.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Lush green coffee plantations, snow-capped volcanoes, game-rich safari plains and the rainforest wilderness are just some of the extraordinary destinations just waiting to be traversed on horseback.

Hey, Women Against Feminism, Your Privilege Is Showing

Samantha Eyler | Posted 08.25.2014 | Women
Samantha Eyler

Are you, as a young woman who lives in rich country, privileged enough to "not need feminism"? Excellent. Now please join me in trying to spread some of that privilege amongst women who need it a bit more than you do.

This. Is. EPIC.

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel

Sometimes, it's best to take the stairs. Such is the case at El Peñon de Guatape, a monolithic, 10-million-ton rock in the Colombian backwoods. Af...

UN World Food Programme in Ecuador: Helping Colombian Refugees Transition Amid Poverty and Risks

Nick Sexton | Posted 08.22.2014 | Impact
Nick Sexton

"There is a huge difference between having the food vouchers and not having them. For us it has been a great help because we arrived here in Ecuador empty-handed. We didn't know where we were going nor what we were going to do."

Wherever Coal Ships Go, Trouble Follows

Bob Burton | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green
Bob Burton

While the problems that flow from the mining and burning of coal are increasingly well known, the history of coal shipping accidents is less well documented.

President Of Colombia Endorses Medical Marijuana

AP | CESAR GARCIA | Posted 08.15.2014 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday endorsed newly introduced legislation that would legalize marijuana for medicinal a...

The Comeback Kids: 5 Former Danger Zones That Are Ready for Travel

Gogobot | Posted 08.13.2014 | Travel
Gogobot

Travel warnings and restrictions are a traveler's worst nightmare, and a sobering reminder that the world is a complicated place, but you can take solace in knowing that a once-dangerous area can make a comeback.

The Elusive Road to Peace in Colombia

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Colombian President Santos staked his job on finalizing a peace agreement with the FARC guerrillas. Voters rewarded him with a mandate in June's run-off election, giving him a decisive victory over right-wing challenger Oscar Zuluaga.

A Healer's Last Journey: Documenting Endangered Knowledge in the Colombian Andes

Megan Taylor Morrison | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Megan Taylor Morrison

After 80 years studying the medicinal plants of the páramo -- an endangered alpine tundra ecosystem -- Mama Margarita says today may be her last time making the eight-hour, round-trip hike into the Andes.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Should Help Broker a Peace Deal in Gaza

Carlos F. Torres | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Carlos F. Torres

The world should call on Juan Manuel Santos, president of Colombia, to help reach a deal in Gaza. Why Mr. Santos and why Colombia, so far away from t...

Dear FIFA

Rodrigo Salazar | Posted 09.20.2014 | Sports
Rodrigo Salazar

My "love letter" to Sepp Blatter, to the tune of Jay Z's "Dear Summer".

23 Food Reasons Colombians Know What's Good

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.31.2014 | Latino Voices

Colombia is a country of many misconceptions. Abroad, the South American nation has suffered from age-old stereotypes and misidentification – se...

Making Justice a Reality Where It Counts

Paul Seils | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Paul Seils

Citizens must see social institutions at work in their home countries, as it is there that courts can repudiate wrongdoing and reaffirm the most fundamental elements of the contract that binds a society together. It is there that having the dignity of a citizen can have its fullest meaning.

UN World Food Programme in Ecuador: Strengthening Food Security through Ancestral Knowledge

Nick Sexton | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Nick Sexton

he United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in Ecuador is using ancestral knowledge (conocimiento ancestral) to effectively reduce the impacts of climate change by helping Ecuadorian people to successfully adapt.

Social Impact Investment in Latin America: Lessons From Colombia

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 09.09.2014 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

Philanthropy is on the rise in Latin America. And, increasingly, corporate foundations, wealthy families, and high net worth individuals are getting involved in social impact investing.

The Power of Empty Hands: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.06.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

We arrive on this planet empty handed, We will all soon leave empty handed. So then, how and in what spirit do we want to spend the time in between?...

This Is How The Colombian Soccer Team Processes Loss

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.07.2014 | Sports

Some of us eat our feelings. The Colombian soccer team? They dance. And they dance like everyone's watching. After their World Cup-ending defeat la...

LIVE: Brazil vs. Colombia

HuffPost Data | Posted 07.04.2014 | Sports

Brazil vs. Colombia...