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Better movement for people with disabilities

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.07.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau In February 2016, the Sustainable Development Goal Network proposed an indicator for target 11.7 - public spaces accessible to...

'I've Finally Found The Holy Grail Of Expat Destinations'

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 06.14.2016 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

I'm here to tell you that I've found the Holy Grail of expat destinations. Each of us as our own priorities, but to find a place that ticks the boxes on nearly everyone's list is something special.

Promising Initiatives that could change cities in 2016

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 05.10.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau As the year 2016 was beginning, a number of promising initiatives emerged that could change the face of cities. The trajectorie...

The South American City I Couldn't Help But Fall In Love With

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.05.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

The Euro-undertones are strong in Medellín, from the way the women dress to the way people greet you in passing on the street. Wandering around Medellín is more reminiscent of walking around Paris than almost any other city in the Americas.

Streetfight

Joel Epstein | Posted 03.07.2016 | New York
Joel Epstein

Streetfight is an inspiring read. The sort of book that should be read by every officeholder wondering how they will advance their agenda in the rough and tumble world of contemporary urban politics.

8 Things Pablo Escobar didn't want you to know about Colombia

Laura Grier | Posted 02.01.2016 | Travel
Laura Grier

My whole life I grew up hearing about the feuding drug cartels and cocaine trade of Colombia. I had the fear of God put in me by my mother to never g...

Vacationing In This South American Country Is As Good As It Gets

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 01.06.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

For us, that's what Medellin is -- the most comfortable and pleasant place we know to settle in, settle back, and simply savor the setting, the circumstance, and the company. For our family, this is as good as it gets.

Colombia - The Jewel of South America, Part 1

Joan Moran | Posted 01.04.2016 | Travel
Joan Moran

I considered that my travel dream came true when I experienced the natural beauty and the exquisite wild animal life in South Africa last year. I had saved 10 years for that trip, and the reality of my tour was better than the projections of my dream.

Colombia - The Jewel of South America, Part 2

Joan Moran | Posted 12.29.2015 | Travel
Joan Moran

In the months before I went to Colombia on tour, I was reading a book called Salt. Did you know that salt was the most precious commodity since almost the existence of mankind? Salt linked every city, every country, and every tribe for thousands of years before the birth of Christ and thousands of years after.

Love and Drugs in the New Colombia

Courtenay Strickland | Posted 12.01.2015 | Crime
Courtenay Strickland

The story starts out much like ones you've heard before: boy meets girl, or girl meets girl, or boy meets boy. They chat, they smile, they connect. On...

Strong Dollar Buys You Luxury Retirement In These Top Overseas Havens

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 11.04.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

If you're shopping the world map, trying to choose where to live, retire or invest in a second home overseas, you don't want to make your decision based entirely on currency exchange rates. However, you do want to pay attention to them.

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.

Powerful Photos Capture Impact of 'Narco Aesthetic' In Medellín, Colombia

Manuela Henao | Posted 06.19.2016 | Latino Voices
Manuela Henao

This understanding of the female body, usually called narco aesthetic, had a deep impact on the female culture of the city. In Medellín women have historically been seen as strong figures, mothers and hard workers.

From Mathematician to the Presidency of Colombia

Adriana Aristizábal | Posted 05.06.2016 | Latino Voices
Adriana Aristizábal

In 1999, when I was a war correspondent in Colombia, I was in Medellin covering the famous Flower Festival for RCN Networks. During the day the news focused on positive culture, associating the city with flowers, folklore, and music.

Lee Speigel

New UFO Hotspot: Medellin, Colombia (Video)

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 12.14.2014 | Weird News

UFOs show up all over the world, making seemingly random appearances -- except, of course, for the many that are easily created via various software, ...

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.

The Comeback Kids: 5 Former Danger Zones That Are Ready for Travel

Gogobot | Posted 10.13.2014 | Travel
Gogobot

Travel warnings and restrictions are a traveler's worst nightmare, and a sobering reminder that the world is a complicated place, but you can take solace in knowing that a once-dangerous area can make a comeback.

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.

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.

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.

Simple Solutions to Serious Problems

Rana Florida | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
Rana Florida

It is a mindset -- nimble, adaptive, and outside-the-universe -- that has transformed an entire city, shifting Medellin, Colombia's status from the 'World's Most Dangerous City' to the 'World's Most Innovative City.'

World Urban Forum Highlights Opportunities for Sustainable Cities

Manish Bapna | Posted 06.09.2014 | Green
Manish Bapna

The reality is that well-designed cities can generate jobs, innovation, and economic growth for all. But when designed poorly -- with too much sprawl, waste, and inefficiency -- they can divide cities and exacerbate pollution, inequality, and political instability.

Marcos: The Father of the Mountain

Adam Pervez | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
Adam Pervez

Volunteers meet Marcos at the metro station and ride a cable car up to the last stop. For many this would be as far as they'd go, as beyond it only gets poorer and more dangerous.

Which to Execute: A Prisoner or a Treaty?

Alex Glashausser | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Alex Glashausser

Several years ago, the International Court of Justice directed the United States to take another look at the convictions and death sentences of dozens of foreigners, including Edgar Tamayo, in light of American authorities' violation of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. The governor of Texas, however, was unimpressed.

Luke Johnson

Ted Cruz Talks Up Limiting Executive Power

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), fresh off firing up conservative crowds in Iowa and Texas by defending his push to defund Obamacare, came to T...