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Threats in the Classroom: Teachers Protect Students in the Midst of Colombia's War

Eva Smets | Posted 06.11.2012 | Impact
Eva Smets

Disregarding official orders, members of the Colombian army turn schools into barracks where they sleep, steal food from cafeterias and invite children to take helicopter rides and to visit military camps.

Leaders at the Summit of the Americas: Protect Your Human Rights Defenders

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 06.10.2012 | World
Lisa Haugaard

Defenders say the most important action the state can take is investigate and prosecute the attacks against them. Yet most murders of defenders, and nearly all death threats, remain in impunity.

Zach Carter

Obama Urged To Pressure Colombia On Workers' Rights Following Murders | Zach Carter | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, the leaders of the largest coalition of American labor unions sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to mainta...

April 4th: Lend your Leg

Carlos Macías | Posted 06.04.2012 | Latino Voices
Carlos Macías

The United Nations has declared April 4 as the International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action to fight back against these buried threats.

PHOTOS: 10 Alternative Spring Break Trips

The Huffington Post | Laura Steiner | Posted 03.30.2012 | Latino Voices

While we've seen that Spring Break in Mexico does not necessarily mean you need to be trapped in the all-inclusive drunken world of Cancun, perhaps a ...

South American Mail Order Bride Tour, Mon Amour

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Home
Harmon Leon

Everyone has something to offer. The older men represent security. The young Colombian women represent not dying alone. Everyone has needs.

PHOTOS: Carnival In Barranquilla, Colombia

Judith Fein | Posted 05.22.2012 | Travel
Judith Fein

I laughed, I got caught up in the action and I forgot about my fears. That's the magic of Carnival.

Growing Up a Real Cholo

Ana Beatriz Cholo | Posted 05.20.2012 | Latino Voices
Ana Beatriz Cholo

A rap song called "Lean Like a Cholo" came out a few years back. I wasn't sure whether to be embarrassed or to just roll down my windows and blast it from my convertible Saab and sing, "elbows up, side to side, I lean like a Cholo.

Is She Taking It Too Far?

Posted 03.19.2012 | Latino Voices

Sofia Vergara has a made a career for herself playing the stereotypical loud and boisterous Gloria in the show “Modern Family.” And what can we sa...

Colombia Vows to Crack Down on Narco-groups' Illegal Coltan Mining

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.16.2012 | World
Corbin Hiar

After an International Consortium of Investigative Journalists exposé about paramilitaries involvement in the coltan trade, Colombia is moving to curb illegal mining of the highly sought after mineral.

Ohio Businessman Quits Cushy, 6-Figure Job To Volunteer In Developing Countries

Strongsville Patch | Posted 03.13.2012 | Impact

Sure, Adam Pervez had his dream job. He was living in Denmark, making a ton of money working for a wind energy company. He had an MBA, a nice place...

WATCH: Daredevil Pilots Fly Treacherous Routes Over Amazonian Jungle

Posted 03.12.2012 | World

The first DC3 was buit more than 70 years ago, yet in Colombia's jungle the old propeller plane is still a daily mode of transportation. Al Jazeer...

Happy Birthday Gabriel Garcia Marquez!

The Huffington Post | Laura Steiner | Posted 03.07.2012 | Latino Voices

Gerald Martin's task of chronicling Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez’s life wasn't easy. Despite being a public figure, the most re...

U.S. and Colombia's Every-Child-Left-Behind Policy Advancing

Dan Kovalik | Posted 04.27.2012 | World
Dan Kovalik

The UNHCR has released a report in which it concludes that, between 2008 and 2011, around 250,000 teachers and students have been displaced by neo-paramilitary death squads.

Spring Break Colombia: Easier Than You Think

Oasis Collections | Posted 04.24.2012 | Travel
Oasis Collections

Looking to travel to an off-the-beaten-path Spring Break destination this year? The combination of gorgeous landscapes, friendly people, delicious food, warm days and breezy nights, make Colombia our pick for Spring Break 2012.

The U.S. War for Drugs and of Terror in Colombia

Dan Kovalik | Posted 04.17.2012 | World
Dan Kovalik

I just had the pleasure of reading an important new book entitled, Cocaine, Death Squads and the War on Terror (U.S. Imperialism and Class Struggle in Colombia).

Colombia To Ramp Up Sanctions Against Environmental Abusers

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2012 | Green

* Government wants to up fines for damaging environment * Colombia to clamp down on abuses by communities * Investors la...

MLS Fast Becoming Colombian Soccer's Home Away From Home

Sporting News | Brian Straus | Posted 04.16.2012 | Sports

Since the 2011 season ended in November, MLS clubs have signed 14 Colombian players. Only the U.S. fields more MLS players than Colombia, which now ha...

PHOTOS: 10 Winter Escapes In South America

BootsnAll | Posted 04.16.2012 | Travel

In Patagonia, you can jet-ski across crystalline, azure lakes. In Colombia and Venezuela, you can trek through steamy jungles.

3 Misconceptions About Colombia (And Why You Should Go)

BootsnAll | Posted 04.03.2012 | Travel

Colombians are intent on shedding the unfair label their country has had since the 80s and 90s when Pablo Escobar and the drug cartels ran rampant.

U.S. Fueling Human Rights Abuses in Colombia in Violation of Its Own Laws

Dan Kovalik | Posted 03.26.2012 | World
Dan Kovalik

Thus, Human Rights Watch just released its annual human rights report on Colombia, and it is not pretty. The punch line of the report is most damning of the United States and its role in that country's abysmal practices -- undoubtedly, the very worst of this hemisphere.

The World’s Top 10 Retirement Havens | Posted 01.20.2012 | Fifty

They're cheap, yes, but these overseas spots offer more than that....

How Celebrities Made These South American Destinations Famous

Oasis Collections | Posted 03.21.2012 | Travel
Oasis Collections

What do Brigitte Bardot, Albert Einstein and the Rat Pack have in common? They each helped make previously unknown South American towns into popular destinations.

Undocumented 'Cheerleaders' Deported

Posted 12.17.2011 | Miami

On September 30, 16 Colombians posed as a cheerleading team to try to enter the U.S. illegally at Miami International Airport. When their flight land...

Burritos of Colombia: They're Tasty But Are They Really Burritos?

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Home
Harmon Leon

As you know, one of my ongoing pursuits is to eat burritos from around the world and compare their consistency to our beloved San Francisco Mission burritos. Smug ironic detachment usually follows.