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Lee Speigel

New UFO Hotspot: Medellin, Colombia (Video) | 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

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 | 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...

5 Must-Do Colombian Experiences (VIDEOS)

Courtney Scott | Posted 12.11.2013 | Travel
Courtney Scott

For decades, authors, artists and filmmakers have used Colombia as a muse for masterpieces: works of art like Botero's 'Horse' and Gabriel García Márquez's Love in the Time of Cholera. Today, a new influx of travelers is getting to experience the magical realism that is Colombia

Why We Should Let Go of Nostalgia and Embrace the Evolution of Libraries

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Dr. Layla McCay

Adding value doesn't have to mean diminishing the previous value. I think it is heartening that libraries are finding ways to survive -- and flourish. It is worthy that they provide digital access to those who need and want it.

The Flower Capital of Latin America

Jeff Thelen | Posted 10.28.2013 | Travel
Jeff Thelen

The Feria de las Flores (Flower Festival) is not to be missed. The fun isn't just limited to flowers. With a classic car show, a horse parade, concerts and the namesake Desfile de Silleteros, or Flower Parade, there is no shortage of things to do during the 10 day festival.

A Beginner's Guide to Visiting Medellín

Jeff Thelen | Posted 09.30.2013 | Travel
Jeff Thelen

Medellín, Colombia, once one of the most dangerous cities on Earth, was named Innovative City of the Year in 2013. With great weather, great restaurants, tons of art/culture and amazing nightlife, it should be on any curious traveler's bucket list.

Founder Of Medellin Drug Cartel Dies At 65

AP | LIBARDO CARDONA | Posted 07.26.2013 | World

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA -- The eldest of the three Ochoa brothers who founded the Medellin cocaine cartel in the 1980s with Pablo Escobar has died of a heart...

WATCH: 3-Year-Old 'Little Priest' Faithfully Recites Daily Mass At Home

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.06.2013 | Latino Voices

Sitting through church can be difficult for a little kid, but 3-year-old Samuel Jaramillo is not your typical toddler. The Colombian boy not only enjo...

12 Reasons to Visit Colombia

Judith Fein | Posted 06.29.2013 | Travel
Judith Fein

My husband Paul and I just came back from our second trip to Colombia. We know what you are thinking: danger, danger, drugs, dissolution, despair. Here's what I am thinking: fabulous, friendly, fun, fave country.

Searching for an Old City in Medellin, Colombia

Elyssa Pachico | Posted 05.27.2013 | Travel
Elyssa Pachico

"All the romantic relationships in Robledo revolved around El Jordan thanks to that jukebox," says Margarita Velez, age 72, who has spent nearly her entire life in the neighborhood.

PHOTOS: 25 Great Destinations For The Holidays

Viator | Posted 02.04.2013 | Travel

There's no place more traditional to spend Christmastime than in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus and the center of nativity scenes worldwide.

PHOTOS: Rio From Above And Below

Cindy Ross | Posted 12.29.2012 | Travel
Cindy Ross

Steps were also hand-chiseled into the steep slope for the king's convenience, but he disregarded both and galloped up the sheer rock to the summit like a goat.

Happy Birthday, Juanes! 20 Things You Never Knew About The Colombian Superstar (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Juanes, the Colombian superstar with La Camisa Negra enters a new stage in his life today: his 40s! To celebrate four decades of the parce's (Colo...

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.

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.

Colombian City Gets Massive, Outdoor Escalator

AP | Posted 12.27.2011 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Officials in Colombia's second-largest city on Monday inaugurated a giant, outdoor escalator for residents of one of its poorest n...