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U.S. Is Aiding and Abetting Afro-Colombian Ethnocide

Dan Kovalik | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

It is critical for those of us concerned with human rights to shine a light on the Colombian military/paramilitary alliance which continues to plague the Afro-Colombian people with particular intensity, and which is leading to what Afro-Colombians are terming, "ethnocide"; others would call it "genocide."

The 13 Coolest Abandoned Hotels and Resort Towns

Playboy.com | Posted 10.28.2015 | Travel
Playboy.com

I know, usually the adjectives 'cool' and 'abandoned' don't seem like they should be used in the same sentence, but they should be when you're talking about forgotten resort towns and hotels.

Violence in Colombia: An Infographic from El Molino Online

Carlos F. Torres | Posted 10.27.2015 | World
Carlos F. Torres

El Molino Online publishes the infographic below on the staggering toll of this violence. It's based on data painstakingly and very courageously gathered by the Centro Nacional de la Memoria Histórica.

The Greatest Retirement Spot You've Almost Certainly Never Heard Of

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 10.23.2015 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Popayán has just about everything you'd need for a comfortable and affordable lifestyle, including an elegant blend of old Colonial traditions and modern art, education, and attitude. Put it all together, and Popayán just could be the greatest retirement destination you've never heard of.

9 Things You Should Know When You Meet a Colombian Abroad

Sebastian Osorio | Posted 10.21.2015 | Travel
Sebastian Osorio

This is the third time I have moved abroad. Unfortunately, I have learned the hard way that whenever I meet new and different people, they cannot stop making stupid jokes about me or my country once they learn that I am from Colombia.

No COLA? No Problem in These Top Retirement Havens

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 10.16.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Thanks to the roaring, soaring Greenback, more of the Old World is more affordable right now than it's been in a long time. No COLA? No problem.

Devil Is in the Detail of Colombian Justice Deal

Paul Seils | Posted 10.15.2015 | World
Paul Seils

While the FARC agreement is a most welcome and unexpected surprise, it is much too early to say that it is capable of delivering the kind of truth and justice that Colombia must provide to its injured citizens.

Could the Peace Deal in Colombia Be a Model for Other Conflicts?

The Conversation US | Posted 10.10.2015 | World
The Conversation US

After 60 more days, the FARC will lay down its arms, setting the stage for the end to the conflict by mid-2016. This is good news for Colombians, of course. But the peace agreement is also worthy of wider attention because it represents new thinking on how to end old conflicts.

The Best-Kept Secrets In South American Travel

Thrillist | Posted 10.06.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

Sure, the backpackers might think they've got the inside scoop on all of South America's hidden spots, but no matter how many recommendations are passed along on the Inca Trail or in Cuzco bars, this vast continent always has more surreal places to uncover.

How A Data-Driven Approach Is Reducing Homicides In Colombia

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.02.2015 | Media

Scientific American: Big Data Are Reducing Homicides In Cities Across The Americas Could there be a science behind reducing homicides? Rodr...

Why This Is The Perfect Time To Relocate To Colombia

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.26.2015 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

One of the most compelling reasons to retire in Colombia is the currency exchange of the Colombian peso against the U.S. dollar. Your dollar will buy you more in Colombia today than at any time in recent memory.

An Alternative Anti-Drug Policy: Economic Resilience

FOMIN | Posted 09.22.2015 | World
FOMIN

The success of many anti-drug measures adopted by governments in the past decade has been at best mixed, and the costs associated have been high. The most common anti-drug efforts are related to eradication of crops and include manual eradication.

To Change the World, We Must First Reinvent It

Yann Arthus-Bertrand | Posted 09.16.2015 | Impact
Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Cities are where many of the changes we need to bring about a sustainable future are already taking place. Cities have become places of unparalleled ecological experiment.

Transforming the Most Violent City in the World

Jonathan Reckford | Posted 09.16.2015 | Impact
Jonathan Reckford

Without sound plans for growth, cities will continue to see an increase in informal settlements and crowded slums; and lack of secure tenure in these areas will discourage families from investing in housing improvements.

In Colombia, Neighborhoods Can Mean Life or Death

Samantha Cocco-Klein | Posted 09.16.2015 | Impact
Samantha Cocco-Klein

A long overdue first step is making excluded, urban children visible. The SDGs can improve this by holding governments accountable for accurately measuring the number of urban children facing deprivations of basic rights.

7 Reasons This Latin American Country Makes The Best Retirement Spot

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.14.2015 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Ever thought about retiring in Colombia? Now's the time to visit. Your money will go nearly twice as far in Colombia today. If you've ever wanted to travel to this warm and enchanting country or if you've ever considered it for an overseas retirement destination, now's the time to visit.

How to Integrate a New BRT System With Existing Transport Modes

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 09.09.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

In Caracas, public transport was described as uncomfortable, inadequate and disorganized. Local authorities decided to implement a national transportation plan with a BRT system, which opened in 2012. However, the lack of integration with traditional means including Jeeps, combis, minibuses and standard buses, made it less attractive the urban poor.

How Colombia's LGBT Community Is Finding Growing Acceptance

Religion News Service | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (RNS) When Azahy Ali Triana de la Pena began transitioning from man to woman in 2012, one of her fears was how, or even if, she would...

The Colors of Colombia

Black Tomato | Posted 08.13.2015 | Travel
Black Tomato

From the crumbling walls of colonial cities, to the carnivals that are held across the breadth of the country, from the beaches facing both the Pacific and the Caribbean oceans, to the diversity of wildlife that spills out across these lands - all of these things are bold, bright and beautiful.

Donald Trump Literally Puts His Money Where His Mouth Isn’t With Latino Soccer Club Bid

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.10.2015 | Sports

Donald Trump might seem like the least likely rich white guy to buy a foreign soccer team. After all, his worldview is skewed beyond reasonable belief...

Carlos Vives’ New ‘Tierra Del Olvido’ Video Is A Gorgeous Love Letter To Colombia

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 08.08.2015 | Latino Voices

Singer Carlos Vives released "La Tierra Del Olvido" (The Land Of Oblivion) as an homage to his native Colombia in 1995. The song not only became a cla...

Bomba Estéreo Experiments With Explosive Dance Beats In 'Amanecer'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.27.2015 | Latino Voices

Bomba Estéreo built their sound by fusing together the folkloric and tropical sounds of their native Colombia with modern beats. But with their recen...

Fireball, I'm On Fire -- and the Beat Goes On!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 07.25.2016 | Entertainment
Sidonie Sawyer

Today I took my first Zumba class. A sea of 35 eager participants was getting psyched up when the tiny teacher began the music. Latin groove and dancing beats only want to make you move your feet.

Nations Hacking Nations Means Your Personal Information Is at Risk

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 07.25.2016 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

While there is nothing new about espionage or hacking, the size and depth of these attacks make them extremely serious. The ubiquity of technology and poor security have caused both crime and surveillance to skyrocket in frequency and specificity.

Nobel Prize Winners Demand Better Health Care For Victims Of Sexual Violence In Colombia

Fox News Latino | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 07.22.2015 | Latino Voices

Six Nobel Prize winners, led by America's Jody Williams, wrote a letter supporting the action being taken by five organizations demanding that victims...