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Colombia's Peace Talks with FARC: A Political Conspiracy?

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
Stephanie Rudat

The future of Colombia had never been so dark and uncertain. Two years ago, President Juan Manuel Santos embarked the country into a negotiation process with the terrorist organization FARC in Habana, Cuba.

Beyond Brazil: 6 Spots to See in South America

Travelzoo | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

We've set up a cheat sheet of deals for South American destinations based on their stateside equivalent.

Thousands of Prisoners Have Been Exchanged By Israel, Colombia and Others. Someone Tell Rand Paul.

H. A. Goodman | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Sen. Paul and the rest of the GOP should realize that even nations that have learned to live with terrorism as a way of life (states like Israel, Colombia and Sri Lanka) have traded thousands of prisoners in exchange for hostages.

Molly Superfine: A Feminist Analysis Following Art From the Street to the Gallery

Duke University | Posted 08.04.2014 | College
Duke University

I first became interested in street art and graffiti writing as I wandered through the streets of Medellín, Colombia, during the summer of 2010.

The 35 Most Amazing National Parks On Earth

minube | Posted 08.04.2014 | Travel
minube

What's the quickest way to realize how truly amazing our planet is? Simple: Visit the world's greatest national parks.

Rhetoric of Colombian Currency

Felipe Ángel | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Felipe Ángel

Susceptibility to foreign shocks would be an adequate phrase to describe the Colombian peso's behavior against the U.S. dollar over the past months.

Obama's Speech, Latin America, and the World as It Should Be

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Lisa Haugaard

There's much in Obama's foreign policy speech at West Point that resonates for those who would like to see a just foreign policy towards Latin America.

World Cup Preview: Group C Players to Watch

Eight by Eight | Posted 07.29.2014 | Sports
Eight by Eight

While many expected Radamel Falcao to be the one grabbing the headlines, it is widely acknowledged in Bogotá that 22-year-old James Rodriguez is the one who makes Colombia tick. Colombia will be expecting to qualify from a group that includes the Ivory Coast, Greece, and Japan.

Why I Had to Lose My Religion Before I Could Support Gender Equality

Samantha Eyler | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Samantha Eyler

I lost my religion like one loses a beloved family member: with denial, bargaining, acceptance, then grief. I long for a world where we don't have to choose between our individual freedom and the collective strength provided by our religion.

Colombian Peace Process and Cease-Fire Gets Big Boost From International Legislators

Dan Kovalik | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

At a critical juncture for the Colombian peace process, 245 lawmakers from the U.S. Congress, the Irish and UK Parliaments, and the Northern Irish Assembly have sent a letter of support to the Colombian government and FARC peace negotiators.

The 19 Most Stunning Sacred Places Around the World

minube | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel
minube

From mountaintop monasteries to super-modern temples, these amazing places will make you believe.

Colombia: Peace and Drugs

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 07.19.2014 | World
Lisa Haugaard

The peace process between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP guerrillas reached the halfway mark on May 16, 2014 with a ground-breaking agreement on how to treat drug production and trafficking.

Bus Fire Kills 33 Children In Colombia

AP | LIBARDO CARDONA and CESAR GARCIA | Posted 07.18.2014 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian authorities said Monday night that aggravated manslaughter charges would be filed against a bus driver over the de...

Land Titles for the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Rio de Janeiro is moving forward with the expansion of land titling for its most vulnerable citizens through Minha Casa Minha Vida, the national housing program, and Morar Carioca, the city's urban upgrading program.

Colombia Rebel Group Releases Rap Video

AP | Posted 05.14.2014 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's largest rebel group is trying to rally support for peace talks with a new rap video. The fast-paced video that b...

Colombian Hacker Arrested For Allegedly Trying To Sabotage Peace Talks

AP | CESAR GARCIA | Posted 05.07.2014 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Authorities arrested a suspected hacker for trying to obtain information to sabotage government peace talks with Colombia's ...

Rap, Nas, and Medellin

Adriana Aristizábal | Posted 07.06.2014 | Entertainment
Adriana Aristizábal

The story of the famous rapper Nas is a similar story and inspiration to thousands of musicians that are rapping today in the streets of Colombia. These young people dream of playing for fame and to emulate one of the largest revolutionary music idols of this century.

Colombian President's Campaign Chief Resigns Amid Allegations Of Ties With Drug Traffickers

AP | Posted 05.06.2014 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The head of President Juan Manuel Santos' re-election campaign is resigning amid allegations he received $12 million from dr...

Pergamino Café: Forging a Coffee Culture in Medellín

Jeff Thelen | Posted 07.01.2014 | Travel
Jeff Thelen

Coffee is one of the biggest sources of employment in Colombia as well: one third of rural households still depend directly or indirectly on the production of coffee.

DOWN AND DIRTY

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 04.26.2014 | Travel

Nope, those aren't seals. They're humans lolling about in El Totumo, Colombia's magical mud volcano. Legend has it that a priest one sprinkled holy...

For Africa, Good Policies Bring Good Prospects

Antoinette Sayeh | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Antoinette Sayeh

The issue of rising fiscal imbalances is worth dwelling on. A number of economic observers have asked the question: Are countries heading back to the bad old days of rapid debt accumulation that may need to be forgiven down the line? Are these fears well grounded?

Bogota Mayor Reinstated

AP | Posted 04.23.2014 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A Colombian court has ordered the reinstatement within 48 hours of ousted Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro. The surprise ruling b...

Colombian Officials Arrest 10 Cocaine Smugglers At Airport

AP | Posted 04.23.2014 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's anti-narcotics police force says it arrested five foreigners and five Colombians trying to smuggle cocaine throug...

How the Pentagon Views Threats in Latin America

William M. LeoGrande | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
William M. LeoGrande

On February 26, General John F. Kelly, Commander of the United States Southern Command, presented Southcom's annual "Posture Statement" to the House Armed Services Committee. The Posture Statement surveys threats and concerns in the command's Area of Operations, in this case, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Gabriel García Márquez's Complicated Relationship With His Hometown

AP | CESAR GARCIA and JOSHUA GOODMAN | Posted 06.19.2014 | Latino Voices

ARACATACA, Colombia (AP) — Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate's twisting and impa...