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Test Your Travel Savvy: Name These 7 Eye-Popping Sites

Bob Schulman | Posted 03.08.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Are you a been-there-done-that kind of traveler? If so, let's see if you can tag these eight stunning tourism attractions around the world, including a number well off the beaten track.

New Year's Resolutions For U.S. Policy Towards Latin America: Check Some Off The List, More to Do!

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 03.04.2015 | World
Lisa Haugaard

Whether dealing with close U.S. partners or more distant governments, the United States should have the same principled voice for human rights. 2014 was a decent year for change in U.S. policies towards Latin America and the Caribbean. Let's make 2015 a banner year.

16 People Who Made a Big Difference in 2014

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.21.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Mobility for physically and mentally challenged people in Northern Uganda. Widespread humane education in Australia. Community gardens for all in Chico, California.

Top Emerging Travel Hotspots for 2015

Gogobot | Posted 02.14.2015 | Travel
Gogobot

It is becoming ever easier to travel to remote pockets of the globe. Every year, emerging destinations brimming with travel potential rise in popularity, without the crazy crowds and tourist traps.

Colombia's twin deficits

Felipe Ángel | Posted 02.10.2015 | World
Felipe Ángel

Geared towards what seems to be an uncertain landscape for the country, Colombia continues to prove to be a fragile economy, with serious structural complications in its core and what some may classify as an irresponsible fiscal policy.

An Interview With Legendary Explorer Benedict Allen

Jacada Travel | Posted 02.09.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

The explorer, author and filmmaker talks to Jacada about his greatest challenges, inspiration and his hopes to seek out a lost tribe of New Guinea.

Agua Bendita - Exporting Colombia's Sexiness

Jeff Thelen | Posted 02.10.2015 | Style
Jeff Thelen

The personality of Colombia has come to grace through the various reflections of its beauty; a place that is sexy in both body and spirit. The country is lucky to have such a (well) fitting representative.

Why I Turned Down 2 Full-Time Job Offers Out of College to Freelance and Travel

Hailley Griffis | Posted 02.08.2015 | Travel
Hailley Griffis

I decided to go and take what I want from the world, rather than take what the world was throwing at me.

As Colombia Seeks to Address Serious Crimes, Are There Lessons From International Experiences?

David Tolbert | Posted 02.04.2015 | World
David Tolbert

Colombia is in the midst of historic peace talks. Many difficult challenges have been addressed, but a number of thorny issues are still on the table. A key point left to be settled is that of criminal accountability for the most serious crimes committed during the country's 50-year internal armed conflict.

Beyond the Bounds of Conservation

Vincent L. Michael, Ph.D. | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Vincent L. Michael, Ph.D.

Saving world heritage sites is one thing. Activating them as economic and social assets for the local community is another project altogether.

10 Sublime Escapes to the Winter Sun of Latin America

Jacada Travel | Posted 01.24.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Make the most of Latin America's summer months - from January to March - by retreating to its sun-soaked beaches, mountains and vibrant cities.

Number of Colombian Victims of Civil Conflict Surpasses 7 Million: Media Unimpressed

Dan Kovalik | Posted 01.24.2015 | World
Dan Kovalik

A tragic milestone went virtually unreported in the English-speaking press last week, as Colombia's Victims Unit released its report indicating that the number of victims of Colombia's civil war has now surpassed 7 million.

Colombia's President Hopes FARC Rebels Will Release Hostages Next Week

Reuters | Posted 01.22.2015 | World

BOGOTA, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he hoped next week to secure the release of five captives, including an army ...

The Downfall Of Colombia's Billion-Dollar Gasoline Smuggler

Ozy | James Bargent | Posted 11.21.2014 | World

By JAMES BARGENT - OZY Marcos Figueroa had friends in the highest office and the lowest corner of the Colombian state of La Guajira. From a poor in...

Colombian Rebels Agree To Free Kidnapped General

Reuters | Nelson Acosta and Helen Murphy | Posted 01.19.2015 | World

HAVANA/BOGOTA, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Colombian Marxist rebels agreed to release an army general captured by their comrades over the weekend, a move tha...

On the "A" w/Souleo: Jamaican Dancehall Culture Gets the Visual Treatment

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 01.19.2015 | Arts
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Wi lickle but wi tallawah: It is a common expression in Jamaica that means despite its small physical size the island of Jamaica is powerful, fearless and strong-willed. Visual artist Andre Woolery has taken inspiration from that saying for his latest collection

FARC Urges Continuation To Peace Talks After Confirming Army General's Kidnapping

Reuters | Posted 01.18.2015 | Latino Voices

(Recasts, adds comment, background) By Rosa Tania Valdés and Helen Murphy HAVANA/BOGOTA, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Colombia's ...

Reporters Without Borders Demands Justice For Beaten Colombian Journalist

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.17.2014 | Media

Oscar Castaño Valencia, a Colombian journalist, was beaten and threatened last week for investigating gang involvement in child prostitution, Reporte...

Astoria Characters: The Sidewalk Library

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.11.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

On the sidewalk, under the tree, there's a fire-engine-red box with a glass door. It's filled with books for everyone on the block to borrow.

The Cultures of "Fresco": Food Design in Latin America

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 12.30.2014 | Taste
Fabio Parasecoli

What unique peculiarities shape food design, its practice, and its theoretical exploration in Brazil, Mexico, or Colombia?

35 Powerful Images of Kindness Found Within Conflict

Kindness Blog | Posted 12.29.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

During times of conflict and political or religious civil unrest, the power of the human spirit's capacity for non-violent protest and kindness still shines through.

This Is Colombia: A Caribbean Coast Adventure

Lina Eroh | Posted 12.14.2014 | Travel
Lina Eroh

The word "Colombia" doesn't exactly bring to mind colonial buildings dripping in bougainvillea or snow white beaches lapped by turquoise water.

La ciudad de Montería ofrece un futuro a víctimas de la violencia en Colombia

Adriana Aristizábal | Posted 12.13.2014 | Spain
Adriana Aristizábal

No cabe duda de que la ciudad de Montería llama la atención a nivel internacional, y que su modelo de generación de empleo no solo está mejorando la calidad de vida de sus habitantes, sino que además está reescribiendo la historia de una región para siempre.

S4S Celebrates a Wonderful Team -- A Tribute to Grace Bennett

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

In only one year, Schools for Sustainability (S4S) has cultivated a beautifully dynamic team. We honor diversity as we attract support from members of...

Selfies for LGBT Equality UN-Style (VIDEO)

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charles Radcliffe

This year, the UN Human Rights Office set up a photo booth near the entrance to the iconic General Assembly Hall. Visitors were invited to stop by and have their photo taken while holding up a sign affirming their support for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people around the world.