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What Miss Universe Wants You To Know About Colombia

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.30.2015 | Latino Voices

Although the violent drug war in Colombia has dominated the headlines for years, newly-crowned Miss Universe Paulina Vega said there’s more to her h...

Reaching the Hardest-to-Reach: Financial Services for Overlooked Populations

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

The growth of microfinance solutions to address pressing development challenges has brought many of the world's formerly "unbanked" into formal financial systems.

Astoria Characters: The Soloist

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.20.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Why? Even for Yomar Ramirez, who is an introspective woman, it's not always easy to come up with a simple, satisfying answer. Sometimes it's better to shrug and go on, which is what she does.

Political Leadership Is Central to Successful Education Reform

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 01.15.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

"The school was a mess - low graduation rates, gang violence bleeding into it from a neighborhood now often a battleground, and a faculty close to the...

5 Of The World's Best Places To Buy A Second Home In The Sun In 2015

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 01.08.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Which overseas property markets should have your attention this shiny new year? The world is alive right now with markets in crisis and markets benefiting from the strong dollar (and the weak euro). Specifically, here are five places where you could get a great deal on a second home in the sun.

Test Your Travel Savvy: Name These 7 Eye-Popping Sites

Bob Schulman | Posted 01.06.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Are you a been-there-done-that kind of traveler? If so, let's see if you can tag these eight stunning tourism attractions around the world, including a number well off the beaten track.

New Year's Resolutions For U.S. Policy Towards Latin America: Check Some Off The List, More to Do!

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 01.02.2015 | World
Lisa Haugaard

Whether dealing with close U.S. partners or more distant governments, the United States should have the same principled voice for human rights. 2014 was a decent year for change in U.S. policies towards Latin America and the Caribbean. Let's make 2015 a banner year.

16 People Who Made a Big Difference in 2014

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.24.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Mobility for physically and mentally challenged people in Northern Uganda. Widespread humane education in Australia. Community gardens for all in Chico, California.

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 01.31.2015 | 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 01.30.2015 | 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 01.24.2015 | 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 01.24.2015 | 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 01.22.2015 | 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 01.19.2015 | 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 01.19.2015 | 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 01.18.2015 | Latino Voices

(Recasts, adds comment, background) By Rosa Tania Valdés and Helen Murphy HAVANA/BOGOTA, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Colombia's ...