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This Is Colombia: A Caribbean Coast Adventure

Lina Eroh | Posted 10.14.2014 | 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 10.14.2014 | 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 10.07.2014 | 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 ...

Selfies for LGBT Equality UN-Style (VIDEO)

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 10.01.2014 | Gay 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.

Colombia's 'Third Way'

Julia E. Sweig | Posted 09.25.2014 | World
Julia E. Sweig

In 1935 Franklin Roosevelt told a Democratic Party convention that his New Deal social, labor and public works programs had enraged the "economic oligarchs" of the United States.

The Power of Books to Change the World

Kyle Zimmer | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact
Kyle Zimmer

If we needed another call to action regarding the transformative power of education - on individual lives and the world we live in - here it is. In ...

Off The Beaten Path Travel In Cabo De La Vela, Colombia

Joanna Riquett | Posted 09.18.2014 | Travel
Joanna Riquett

This is a place where you can enjoy sitting in front of a perfectly calmed turquoise beach, swimming in cool water, hiking small hills, watching perfect sunrises and sunsets, discovering hidden beaches and mixing with the friendly locals.

Hostels: Not Just For Kids

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.17.2014 | Travel
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

The bare-bones youth hostel of old has been reinvented, especially in Europe, Latin America and Asia, as a comfortable, interesting, yet still-affordable home base for exploring some of the most unique and colorful places in the world.

Barbs and Darts But No Bombs or Bullets Will Mark Congressional 'Debate' Over Paramilitary Violence in Colombia

Carlos F. Torres | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Carlos F. Torres

The upcoming parliamentary "debate" between two leading political figures in polarized Colombia promises to be as riveting, intense and nasty as riveting, intense and nasty can get.

Visiting 10 Real-Life Locations From FX's 'Archer'

Hopper.com | Posted 09.12.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

Despite being an animated series (perhaps encouraged by that fact), Archer and his team at the International Secret Intelligence Service often travel to various high-flying locations around the world to practice spycraft.

#childrennotsoldiers

Steven Crandell | Posted 09.09.2014 | Arts
Steven Crandell

This story is fiction, but it could unfold in Iraq or Syria or Afghanistan or Libya or the Central African Republic or Colombia or Ukraine or Gaza or the Philippines or anywhere in at least 23 countries around the world where conflicts affect children.

A Major Breakthrough For LGBT Parents In Colombia

AP | Posted 08.30.2014 | Gay Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia has taken a major step recognizing the rights of same-sex couples after the country's constitutional court allowed ...

Extra! Extra! Famous Travel Writers Spill Trade Secrets (And Dish Some Dirt)

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Here are capsule reviews of three fast-selling paperbacks by famous travel and guidebook writers: good, quick reads that pull the curtain back on a few of the travel industry's dirty little secrets and outright lies.

10 Incredible Horseback Riding Adventures

Jacada Travel | Posted 08.26.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Lush green coffee plantations, snow-capped volcanoes, game-rich safari plains and the rainforest wilderness are just some of the extraordinary destinations just waiting to be traversed on horseback.

Hey, Women Against Feminism, Your Privilege Is Showing

Samantha Eyler | Posted 08.25.2014 | Women
Samantha Eyler

Are you, as a young woman who lives in rich country, privileged enough to "not need feminism"? Excellent. Now please join me in trying to spread some of that privilege amongst women who need it a bit more than you do.

This. Is. EPIC.

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel

Sometimes, it's best to take the stairs. Such is the case at El Peñon de Guatape, a monolithic, 10-million-ton rock in the Colombian backwoods. Af...

UN World Food Programme in Ecuador: Helping Colombian Refugees Transition Amid Poverty and Risks

Nick Sexton | Posted 08.22.2014 | Impact
Nick Sexton

"There is a huge difference between having the food vouchers and not having them. For us it has been a great help because we arrived here in Ecuador empty-handed. We didn't know where we were going nor what we were going to do."

Wherever Coal Ships Go, Trouble Follows

Bob Burton | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green
Bob Burton

While the problems that flow from the mining and burning of coal are increasingly well known, the history of coal shipping accidents is less well documented.

President Of Colombia Endorses Medical Marijuana

AP | CESAR GARCIA | Posted 08.15.2014 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday endorsed newly introduced legislation that would legalize marijuana for medicinal a...

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.

The Elusive Road to Peace in Colombia

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.12.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Colombian President Santos staked his job on finalizing a peace agreement with the FARC guerrillas. Voters rewarded him with a mandate in June's run-off election, giving him a decisive victory over right-wing challenger Oscar Zuluaga.

A Healer's Last Journey: Documenting Endangered Knowledge in the Colombian Andes

Megan Taylor Morrison | Posted 10.05.2014 | Impact
Megan Taylor Morrison

After 80 years studying the medicinal plants of the páramo -- an endangered alpine tundra ecosystem -- Mama Margarita says today may be her last time making the eight-hour, round-trip hike into the Andes.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Should Help Broker a Peace Deal in Gaza

Carlos F. Torres | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Carlos F. Torres

The world should call on Juan Manuel Santos, president of Colombia, to help reach a deal in Gaza. Why Mr. Santos and why Colombia, so far away from t...

Dear FIFA

Rodrigo Salazar | Posted 09.20.2014 | Sports
Rodrigo Salazar

My "love letter" to Sepp Blatter, to the tune of Jay Z's "Dear Summer".

23 Food Reasons Colombians Know What's Good

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.31.2014 | Latino Voices

Colombia is a country of many misconceptions. Abroad, the South American nation has suffered from age-old stereotypes and misidentification – se...