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

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.22.2015 | 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 04.22.2015 | 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.

5 Caribbean Destinations You Haven't Considered (But Should)

SmarterTravel | Posted 04.24.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Caribbean expands all the way to destinations in Central and South America. Expand your thinkin -- and your vacation possibilities -- by considering one of these lesser-known locales.

Formally Mapping Informality

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 04.22.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

One of the most valuable results of mapping informal settlements is highlighting that many self-built houses in the settlements are just as old as the city's first skyscrapers.

Fighting For The Rights Of Colombia's Acid Attack Victims

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.15.2015 | World

A little over a year ago, then 33-year-old Natalia Ponce de León was attacked with sulfuric acid in the Colombian capital of Bogota. The brutal acid...

How This Colombian Immigrant Went From Dog Walker To CEO

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.13.2015 | Latino Voices

Paola Moya had dreams of success when she first immigrated to the United States from Colombia as a teenager in 1999. But like many immigrants she lack...

This Man Helped Save 55% of the Colombian Amazon Rainforest and He's Not Stopping -- Here's Why

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 04.14.2015 | Green
Summer Rayne Oakes

As the sun started to wane on the horizon, he and his son, Francisco (Pacho) von Hildebrand, the new Executive Director of Gaia rolled out a giant map of South America on a table.

PAMM Draws International Visitors to Eclectic Exhibits

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.13.2015 | Arts
Magda Abu-Fadil

Zaatari, a noted photographer, filmmaker and curator, co-founded the Arab Image Foundation in 1997 to locate and preserve his country's -- and the Middle East's -- photographic archives.

State Violence Against Black and Brown Youth

Michael Hanchard | Posted 04.09.2015 | Black Voices
Michael Hanchard

How does it feel to be a threat? How does it feel to know that your life is less valued? How does it feel to know that there are people in your midst who feel and are more privileged than you by the accident of phenotype?

For Gay Families In Colombia, It's Still An Uphill Battle

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2015 | Gay Voices

By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA, April 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Colombia's Constitutional Court ruled that Veronica Botero co...

Seven Enticing Destinations on Latin America's Cacao Route

Jacada Travel | Posted 03.31.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Travel to the origin of chocolate to soak up the culture of cacao and discover how to make it yourself.

Exclusive Interview With Lulacruza - Part 2

Morena Duwe | Posted 03.31.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

The second installment of my captivating interview with Alejandra Ortiz and Luis Maurette of Lulacruza.

The Faithful Shopper: Don't PassOver the Easter Treats

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 03.30.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Happy Passover - Happy Easter! As always, I focus on the sugary for these joyous holidays - chocolate treats that promise even sweeter days in the spring and summer to come.

Exclusive Interview With Lulacruza - Part 1

Morena Duwe | Posted 03.27.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Electro-shamanic duo, Lulacruza (Luis Maurette and Alejandra Ortiz), are beautifying the sonic world with their earthly sounds and profound lyricism. A perfect blend of electronic and acoustic, the music of Lulacruza encompasses the spirit of humans, animals and nature.

10 Things To Do in Cartagena

Joanna Riquett | Posted 03.26.2015 | Travel
Joanna Riquett

Your next vacation is in Cartagena! Wonderful, that's great! Now, before you visit, you should take note of some useful things to know about the city. Here's a quick video that gives you a quick glimpse of all the things you can do in Cartagena.

Strong Earthquake Shakes Eastern Colombia

AP | By LIBARDO CARDONA | Posted 03.11.2015 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A strong earthquake shook eastern Colombia on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway in the capital and elsewhere but there were...

Human Rights Nightmare Continues in Silence in Colombia

Dan Kovalik | Posted 03.05.2015 | World
Dan Kovalik

While the press continues to vilify Venezuela, to the exclusion of any Colombian coverage, Colombians are actually seeking safe haven in Venezuela -- an irony worth noting.

The Nightmare of Youth Unemployment and How to Fight It

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.03.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

High levels of youth unemployment may be one of cities' worst nightmares: not only does it signal and perpetuate a struggling economy, but high numbers of disengaged youth can lead to immense frustration across an entire generation, increased crime, and even revolt.

Mr. Uribe, Hop on Board!

Martin Santos | Posted 03.02.2015 | World
Martin Santos

Peace has been and will always be the most desirable and yet difficult achievement that any leader can aspire for his fellow citizens. Peace requires courage, perseverance, taking risks, and yes, engaging with the enemy across a table.

In Colombia, Education Is in Fashion

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 04.21.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

For decades, policymakers have pursued a sustained program of education reform, recognizing that positive results require long-term commitment. It is even more impressive when the context -- one of near-constant guerrilla warfare and drug-related violence -- is taken into account.

Lulacruza Creates Unique Visual Album Esperando el Tsunami

Morena Duwe | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Water is an elemental part of human existence, keeping us clean, hydrated and buoyant. We have manipulated it, polluted it, cleaned it and harnessed its power. Some live harmoniously with it while others usurp it.

Colombia: ICC Preliminary Examination Report and Peace Negotiations

Mariana Rodriguez Pareja | Posted 04.13.2015 | World
Mariana Rodriguez Pareja

In December 2014, the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) published its annual Report on Preliminary Examination Activities. This report includes information on Colombia and Honduras, among others

The Kids Are Alright!

AJ Hartnett | Posted 04.11.2015 | World
AJ Hartnett

Violence, destruction of homes, towns and loss of life is having an impact on the emerging personalities and psyches of all kids in conflict areas. But I am also seeing them rise from the ashes to lead a revolution in thinking and behavior, that will build a framework for a better life.

Latin American Corporate Finance: Is There a Dark Corner?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 04.08.2015 | Business
Otaviano Canuto

Since last year there has been much talk of possible financial stress stemming from increased debt leverage in non-financial corporates of emerging markets economies. A recent study has brought to light some key evidence on the Latin American case.

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...