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Film Review of We Women Warriors: Tejiendo Sabiduria

Vanessa Perez | Posted 10.09.2012 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Perez

In Nicole Karsin's debut documentary weaving provides a metaphor for the unity between indigenous people in Colombia whose communities and lands are threatened by violence and armed conflict.

Teen Moms Need Dignity

Catalina Escobar Restrepo | Posted 10.08.2012 | Impact
Catalina Escobar Restrepo

I work in Cartagena, one of the poorest cities in Colombia, where 29% of pregnancies are in adolescent girls. Once pregnant, these girls face numerous economic and social challenges. Most girls immediately drop out of school, ensuring a life of poverty in which they cannot contribute to the country's development.

Horrific Acid Attacks On The Rise

www.washingtonpost.com | Posted 08.04.2012 | Home

BOGOTA, Colombia – Every glance at a mirror transports Consuelo Cordoba to the moment when her boyfriend doused her with a skin-searing acid that ob...

Colombia Forward Gives Wambach Black Eye

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 07.29.2012 | Sports

The U.S. women's soccer team walked away from its second match of the London Olympics with three more points (and six total) in the group stage and on...

RECIPES: Happy Independence Day, Colombia!

Posted 08.04.2012 | Latino Voices

What better way to celebrate Colombia's Independence Day then with una bandeja paisa or empanadas with a little aji. Colombia may be famous for th...

Latin America Wants Drug Peace; Washington Demands More War

Doug Bandow | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The Drug War is over. The U.S. government hasn't stopped arresting people for using pot and other illicit substances. But no one seriously believes Washington is going to "win," whatever that means.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez May Never Write Again

Posted 07.12.2012 | Latino Voices

Gabriel Garcia Marquez's brother, Jaime Garcia Marquez, confirmed last week that the legendary author is in fact suffering from senile dementia. Durin...

Occupy Warzones

Michael Busch | Posted 09.11.2012 | Home
Michael Busch

In an astonishing act of civil disobedience, local residents of Toribio, a small town in southwest Colombia, demanded that government forces fighting the rebel FARC go home -- and destroyed their fortifications to underscore the point.

Titanoboa's Supersized Lunch

Posted 10.11.2012 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Published: 07/12/2012 09:37 AM EDT on LiveScience A newfound giant turtle that lived 60 million yea...

Victims' Voices From Colombia: A Review of Throwing Stones At The Moon

Dan Kovalik | Posted 09.09.2012 | Home
Dan Kovalik

The soon-to-be-released book Throwing Stones At The Moon reads like a collection of literary short stories, but, in this case, the stories are both real and horrifying.

Gabriel García Márquez 'Suffering From Dementia'?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.08.2012 | Home
Dorian de Wind

I am not what you would call a voracious reader. As a matter of fact, I am a slow, haphazard reader who sometimes has six or seven books half-started,...

'Turtle Boy' Sees Himself For First Time After Surgery

Posted 07.09.2012 | TV

Didier became known as "Turtle Boy" (Sun., 9 p.m. ET on National Geographic) because of an 11-pound mole he had grown around his torso which resembled...

Colombia Decriminalizes Cocaine and Marijuana, As Latin American Momentum for Drug Policy Reform Continues

Ethan Nadelmann | Posted 09.01.2012 | Home
Ethan Nadelmann

Colombia's Constitutional Court Friday approved the government's proposal to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cocaine and marijuana for personal use.

INKED UP: Tattoos Get A Latin Flavor At South American Tattoo Convention

Posted 06.12.2012 | Weird News

Tattoos are getting a lot of ink these days, especially in South America, where interest in body modification has grown in leaps and bounds in recent ...

A Strategic Approach to Hemispheric Trade

Eric Farnsworth | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home
Eric Farnsworth

The real gains from trade for the United States would come from more fully integrating economies, which produce things together in a seamless supply chain for each other and for third countries.

Colombian Escort To Open Foundation For Prostitutes

Posted 06.07.2012 | Latino Voices

Dania Londoño Suarez, the escort at the center of the U.S. Secret Service sex scandal in Colombia is planning on opening a non-profit organization to...

U.S.-Sponsored Crimes In Colombia Referred to International Criminal Court

Dan Kovalik | Posted 08.04.2012 | Home
Dan Kovalik

The most salient aspect of the scandal for Americans, however, is that the Colombian military has been encouraging the high body count in order to justify continued military aid from the U.S.

Reporter Back Home After Captivity In Colombia

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2012 | Media

PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) - The French reporter held hostage by Colombia's FARC rebels said he could not complain of his treatment during the month-lo...

Still No Peace In Colombia (PHOTOS)

Christian Fuchs | Posted 07.29.2012 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

2012-05-29-fuchscolombia.jpg Colombian refugees and internally displaced people are the frequently forgotten victims of the nearly 50-year-long conflict between paramilitaries, guerillas, and the Colombian military and security forces.

WATCH: Pablo Escobar's TV Series Penned By His Victims' Children

Posted 05.29.2012 | Latino Voices

The most infamous cocaine kingpin of all time is getting his own TV show. On Monday night, “Escobar, el Patron del Mal” (“Escobar, The Boss ...

PHOTOS: Colombia's 21st-Century Metropolis

Robert Schrader | Posted 07.29.2012 | Travel
Robert Schrader

Long a favored place of residence for Colombia's wealthy, Medellín is en route to becoming one of the quintessential cities of the 21st century.

Spilling The Beans On Colombia's Coffee Triangle

Robert Schrader | Posted 07.18.2012 | Travel
Robert Schrader

The so-called "coffee triangle" is higher in elevation and cooler in climate than must of the rest of Colombia.

Cartagena Offers The Best Of The Caribbean, Miami (PHOTOS)

Robert Schrader | Posted 07.14.2012 | Travel
Robert Schrader

Even the taxi driver who took me to the airport this morning was gossiping. "Eighty U.S. dollars," he scoffed. "All those guys had to do was give her the money."

Colombia's Wild East, The Guajira Desert

Richard McColl | Posted 07.12.2012 | Travel
Richard McColl

The desert is caked on our windscreen and I can make out the obstacle in front. It looks like a bike security chain, fastened in the middle with a padlock and strung between two cacti.

Worldwide, It's "More Dangerous to Be a Woman Than a Soldier in Modern Wars"

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.10.2012 | Home
Soraya Chemaly

Rape, invisible and ubiquitous, is perceived as sexual and inevitable, and we tend to think of children and women as collaterally damaged during war. In truth, all over the world, girls and women are fully, bodily engaged in conflict.