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Mapping Technologies for the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Mapping people, places, and characteristics of urban spaces is essential for understanding cities and their residents in the Global South, and data visualization is crucial for development interventions.

South-by-South: When to Bypass the Global North

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.28.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

South-South Cooperation refers to the exchange of resources, know-how and technology between countries in the Global South. While this transfer is sti...

Fighting Illiteracy and Digital Exclusion: Five Proven Solutions

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.19.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Literacy is a fundamental human right, one that opens doors to other rights, to empowerment and to integration.

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Viator | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel

No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.

Was The Firing Of Bogota's Mayor A Threat To The Peace Process?

AP | VIVIAN SEQUERA | Posted 12.14.2013 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Thousands of people massed in Bogota's main square on Friday evening to support Bogota's leftist mayor, whose dismissal is c...

Bogota Mayor Falls Victim to Another Right-Wing Coup in Latin America

Dan Kovalik | Posted 02.10.2014 | World
Dan Kovalik

While the press, as well as the U.S. government, will not acknowledge it, the elimination of progressive political leaders by coup d'état is taking place in Latin America with increasing frequency.

Global Brushes With Officer Krupke - Law & Order: Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 12.15.2013 | Travel
Mike Arkus

It's not nearly as bad as when I was much younger, when you might say I was rash, reckless and craving trouble. There was a time when I couldn't go fr...

DEA Agent Killed In Colombia Robbery Attempt

AP | Posted 08.21.2013 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia — A DEA agent has died in an apparent robbery attempt in Colombia, U.S. Ambassador Michael McKinley said Friday. Colombian auth...

Can Colombia and the FARC Make Peace?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.22.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The nearly half century of war between the government of Colombia and the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) that left over half a million Colombians dead and three million displaced may finally be coming to an end.

Bogota: Colombia's Capital for Cuisine and Cocktails

Jeff Thelen | Posted 07.06.2013 | Travel
Jeff Thelen

With all the new attention Colombia's been getting, I'm finding myself overwhelmed with trying to keep up with all the requests of friends -- and friends of friends -- for local insights into Bogota's vibrant restaurant and nightlife scene.

FORCE OF HABIT: Fake Nuns Hid 4 Pounds Of Cocaine In Hats

AP | Posted 05.08.2013 | Weird News

BOGOTA, Colombia -- The nuns' habits didn't seem to be habitual garb for three young women so Colombian police asked them to step aside when they arri...

14 Festivals and Events Worth Traveling for in 2013

Viator | Posted 06.08.2013 | Travel

There's nothing quite like visiting a place when it's in the middle of a party -- especially if it's the kind of celebration that doesn't happen every year. Here's a selection of some of the must-see festivals and events happening exclusively in 2013.

Activist: Getting Shot For A Story About Tribal Rights Was Worth It | Posted 02.13.2013 | Impact

Last November I was in Colombia researching the situation of the Arhuaco tribe for tribal rights organization Survival International when I came face ...

Woman With Cocaine Breast Implants Arrested

AP | Posted 02.11.2013 | World

MADRID — Spanish authorities say they have arrested a Panamanian woman arriving at Barcelona airport with 1.38 kilograms (3 pounds) of cocaine c...

Fuerza Bicicleta: Urban Biking in Latin America

Patrick McGinnis | Posted 01.12.2013 | Green
Patrick McGinnis

With the advent of bike sharing programs in major metropolises such as Paris, London and Barcelona, every citizen of a city, whether that person owns a bike or not, is now a potential biker. As a result, bike safe and bike-centric urban programs have become highly relevant to a much larger audience.

On the Culture Front: Bogota, a Developing Metropolis

Chris Kompanek | Posted 11.14.2012 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Bogota is both a confounding and beautiful city. Nestled below the Andes mountains, the expansive developing metropolis doesn't reveal its charms easily, but rather holds them close as tightly guarded secrets.

PHOTOS: Cities Built For Biking

Viator | Posted 10.11.2012 | Travel

Due to the increased popularity of urban biking, many cities have gone above and beyond the call of duty to make easily accessible bike lanes for travelers.

Bogota Bombing: 2 Killed In Assassination Attempt

AP | VIVIAN SEQUERA | Posted 07.15.2012 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia — A bomb targeting a hardline former interior minister killed two of his bodyguards and injured at least 39 people in Bogota's ...

PHOTOS: 20 Reasons To Visit Colombia

Jeanine Barone | Posted 07.06.2012 | Travel
Jeanine Barone

There are countless reasons to visit Colombia. Here are 20 just to get you started on discovering this sometimes misunderstood country.

Inside Colombia's Incredible Salt Cathedral (PHOTOS)

Robert Schrader | Posted 07.04.2012 | Travel
Robert Schrader

Located approximately an hour north of Bogotá via bus, private car or tourist train, the Salt Cathedral is the centerpiece of a halite mine that has been active since the 5th century B.C.

PHOTOS: A Look At Bogota's Liveliest Neighborhood

Megan Eileen McDonough | Posted 07.01.2012 | Travel
Megan Eileen McDonough

Although still a dangerous place to be wandering around at night, La Candelaria is brimming with color, personality and most of all, intrigue.

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.

Ex-Guerilla Wins Colombia's Second Most Important Office

AP | LIBARDO CARDONA | Posted 12.30.2011 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia — Voters on Sunday elected former leftist rebel and anti-corruption crusader Gustavo Petro as mayor of Bogota, the first time a...

PHOTOS: Colombian Police Disperse Student Protestors With Tear Gas, Water Canons

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.13.2011 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Police in Colombia's capital have fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse rioters after a mostly peaceful student protest aga...

Turning Bogota's Red Light Green: The Miracle of Microfinance

Elmira Bayrasli | Posted 11.12.2011 | Impact
Elmira Bayrasli

Martha Holguin, a 37-year-old microfinance recipient, is standing on her own feet, but she still has a long way to go. "You'll come back to see me as a businesswoman?" she asks. I take a deep breath to hold back my tears.