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On Washington's Watch

John Lindsay-Poland | Posted 07.01.2015 | World
John Lindsay-Poland

High-ranking Colombian Army commanders bear responsibility for hundreds of civilian killings committed by troops under their command, according to a scathing report released by Human Rights Watch last week, "On Their Watch."

Benicio Del Toro and Josh Hutcherson Find 'Paradise Lost' in 'Escobar'

Alex Simon | Posted 06.27.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Suddenly surf, sand and fun are replaced with palatial mansions, dazzling jewelry, exotic cars and cocaine. And guns. And murder. A classic tale of innocence corrupted and good vs. evil, Escobar: Paradise Lost, a Radius-TWC release, hits theaters today, June 26.

Strong Dollar Makes This Colonial Caribbean Haven A Bargain

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.24.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Founded by the Spanish in 1533, Cartagena grew quickly to become a thriving seaport. At one time it was second only to Mexico City in commercial importance in the Western Hemisphere. Today Colombia's best-known city on the Caribbean is also an appealing coastal retirement option.

Live Updates From The USA-Colombia Women's World Cup Match

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 06.22.2015 | Sports

All the tweets fit to print.

A "Peace Community" Tries Nonviolent Resistance in Colombia

Nikki Drake | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Nikki Drake

We are now more than two years into the Colombian peace talks. Meeting in Havana, negotiators for the Colombian government and its principal antagonist, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), have been trying to agree upon an intricate deal to end the country's long-running armed conflict.

Powerful Photos Capture Impact of 'Narco Aesthetic' In Medellín, Colombia

Manuela Henao | Posted 06.19.2015 | Latino Voices
Manuela Henao

This understanding of the female body, usually called narco aesthetic, had a deep impact on the female culture of the city. In Medellín women have historically been seen as strong figures, mothers and hard workers.

U.S. Intervention and Colombia's Record Displacements

Dan Kovalik | Posted 06.19.2015 | World
Dan Kovalik

What the U.S. has had "going on" in Colombia for decades is massive military involvement, both overt and covert, though one would hardly know from the lack of media attention on this issue.

Top 10 Worst Countries for Workers' Rights: The Ranking No Country Should Want

Sharan Burrow | Posted 06.10.2015 | World
Sharan Burrow

The latest ranking of workers' rights includes the global top ten, of which no country should want to be part, and reveals Gulf States and North Africa workers are among the world's worst treated.

The Spanish Main: Tales of the Union Jack, the Fleur-de-Lis and the Jolly Roger

Bob Schulman | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Have you ever wondered why there are so many old-time forts on the Caribbean islands? And who built them? And why?

Women Build Peace in Colombia

UN Women | Posted 06.03.2015 | Impact
UN Women

Nelly Velandia is a rural leader from Nuevo Colón, a village in central-eastern Colombia, who joined the agrarian movement at a young age. Seeing that those most affected by violence and inequality were women, she joined the National Association of Indigenous and Peasant Women of Colombia.

Ciro Guerra's 'Embrace of the Serpent' at Cannes: A Conversation With the Colombian Director About Shamanism

Karin Badt | Posted 05.23.2015 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

An unusual entry in the Cannes Fortnight, Embrace of the Serpent is a stark black-and-white journey down the Amazon in the 1900s, based on the travel journals of German Koch-Grunberg and the American explorer, Richard Evans Schultes.

Drug-Smuggling Plane Crashes -- And Countries Squabble Over It

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 05.21.2015 | World

A small airplane reportedly carrying a ton of cocaine crashed into the Caribbean Sea as the Colombian air force tried to intercept it. Grainy, black-a...

Leaving on a Jet Plane: 10 Countries That You Should Move to This Year

Malte Zeeck | Posted 05.21.2015 | Travel
Malte Zeeck

Do you feel that your summer vacation is always too short? Are you sick of the rainy weather at home or are you just bored with your everyday routine? If so, why not consider moving abroad?

Eight Castaway Islands To Escape To In The Summer Months

Jacada Travel | Posted 05.21.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Soak up barefoot island life and explore the pristine surroundings of these idyllic spots.

Massive Flash Flood Kills At Least 58 In Colombia

AP | LUIS BENAVIDES | Posted 05.19.2015 | World

SALGAR, Colombia (AP) — An avalanche of mud and debris roared over an alpine town in western Colombia before dawn Monday, killing at least 52 people...

Zach Carter

Elizabeth Warren Details Obama's Broken Trade Promises

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) issued a report Monday morning detailing decades of failed trade enforcement by American presidents incl...

Colombia Ends Aerial Spraying of Illicit Crops

Hannah Hetzer | Posted 05.15.2015 | World
Hannah Hetzer

It's good to see scientific evidence emerging to support the claims that Colombian communities and indigenous groups have long been making about the health and environmental harms of fumigation.

Reflections on Colombia's "Narco-Paramilitary State"

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

In his contribution to the recent report put together by the Historical Commission of the Colombian Armed Conflict and Its Victims (Feb. 2015), one of Colombia's bravest voices, Father Javier Giraldo, S.J., gives his take on "The Origins of The Armed Conflict, its Persistence and its Impacts."

Retail Chatter #9

June Haynes | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
June Haynes

It has been months since my last article. The absence was due in part to my preparation of a speaking engagement at the Luxury Lab conference last month in São Paulo, Brazil.

From Mathematician to the Presidency of Colombia

Adriana Aristizábal | Posted 05.06.2015 | Latino Voices
Adriana Aristizábal

In 1999, when I was a war correspondent in Colombia, I was in Medellin covering the famous Flower Festival for RCN Networks. During the day the news focused on positive culture, associating the city with flowers, folklore, and music.

Leonhart's Fall Signals Urgent Need for DEA Overhaul

Laura Carlsen | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Laura Carlsen

Congress must thoroughly review the tactics that place agents and contractors in cozy contact with the cartels they are supposed to be dismantling. It must also take this opportunity to consider whether the DEA is fulfilling its mandate -- and to reassess that mandate.

Zach Carter

Here's Why Democrats Don't Believe Obama's Trade Promises

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Democratic Party feud over President Barack Obama's new trade deal intensifies, American labor unions are fighting another battle...

Lulacruza Releases Brilliant Album Orcas

Morena Duwe | Posted 06.26.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Sometimes, all it takes is one vibration to evoke a deep, emotional response that will resonate within you forever. The moment at which Lulacruza's newest album Orcas awakens your senses is the moment you press play.

Reactions to D.E.A. Chief Michele Leonhart's Resignation

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Count me among the satisfied that Leonhart will be leaving her government job soon. With her departure, President Obama now has the opportunity to name someone to the job who can clearly see the future of drug policy reform.

As Colombia Nears Peace Accord, The Question of U.S. Culpability Looms

Dan Kovalik | Posted 06.21.2015 | World
Dan Kovalik

Due to the good journalism of Colombia Reports as well as FAIR, there has been some attention given to the scandal of U. S. military and military contractors sexually assaulting young women and girls in Colombia.