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Venezuelan Crisis: Resentment, Struggle and a Way Forward

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 04.29.2014 | World
Stephanie Rudat

It is evident that the problems of inflation, scarcity, crime and violence are issues that affect all Venezuelans equally, regardless of their political affiliation or ideologies. Why, then, is the population still divided?

Aida Avella, Colombian Presidential Candidate, Faces Shootout

AP | LIBARDO CARDONA | Posted 02.24.2014 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Unidentified gunmen tried to halt a convoy carrying a leftist presidential candidate Sunday and exchanged gunfire with its s...

Use It or Lose It: 5 Awesome Last-Minute Vacations

Paula Froelich | Posted 04.21.2014 | Travel
Paula Froelich

Consider this a Public Service Announcement... Broad style! Because it's last minute, I'm thinking cheap, fun and NO STAY-CATIONS! Especially not when it's snowy and freezing out. Unless you live by a ski resort. But even then.

10 Weirdest Theme Parks Around the World

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.17.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Swap funnel cakes and spinning tea cups for a tour of Escobar's pimped-out mansion and a visit to the depths of Hell, by way of Singapore. Photo by: ...

Four Major Latin American Powers Sign Trade Pact

AP | Posted 02.11.2014 | Latino Voices

CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) — The presidents of four nations collectively responsible for half of Latin America's economic output have signed an accord...

23 Latin American Destinations That Prove There's A Lot More To See Than Rio And Buenos Aires

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Kruschewsky | Posted 02.10.2014 | Travel

It's no secret that Latin America houses many of this planet's most jaw-dropping destinations. Spotlight countries such as Brazil continue to be among...

Colombian Army Spied On Peace Negotiators: Report

AP | VIVIAN SEQUERA | Posted 02.05.2014 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Juan Manuel Santos denied Tuesday that his administration was in any way involved in the reported spying by member...

U.S. Assassination Program in Colombia & Why We Are Learning of This Now

Dan Kovalik | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

The U.S., therefore, instead of focusing on a military strategy which objectively puts itself on the side of the Colombian paramilitaries, should instead be supporting those brave souls in Colombia who are struggling for peace at the risk of their very lives.

Quenching Body and Soul

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Adrianna Quintero

This marriage of mindfulness and aid might not seem the most natural at first glance, but anyone who has practiced yoga or taken the time to meditate can appreciate just how valuable that hour of stretching, finding calm, and reconnecting with yourself can truly be.

Coal Spill Puts Spotlight on Colombia's Labor and Environmental Struggles

Michelle Chen | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Michelle Chen

The Alabama-based Drummond Company's recent coal spill in Colombia has combined with its record of labor abuse to place the coal giant at the intersection of the country's political struggles and environmental crises.

Juan Valdez's Coffee Journey From Colombia To Kuwait

VOXXI | Susana G. Baumann | Posted 01.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Globalization is no news but the way it works sometimes is. Colombian largest producer of Arabica coffee Juan Valdez has recently opened its first sto...

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.

Colombia: A Shooting Star. Who Knew?

Martin Santos | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Martin Santos

Who would have imagined that a virtually failed state, with rampant drug trafficking, kidnappings, murders, institutional instability, lack of justice...

Student Graduation in Latin America: Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 03.25.2014 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

What is clear is that improving graduation rates, and thus improving the school-to-work transition, continues to be one of the most difficult challenges faced by Latin American education systems.

The Deadly Wages of Free Trade

Dan Kovalik | Posted 03.17.2014 | World
Dan Kovalik

Back in the mid-1990s, the signatories to the North American Free Trade Agreement promised that the border town of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico would become the model city for the new "free trade" pact.

Six Cubans Seeking Asylum Stuck At Bogota's Airport

AP | ALEJANDRO MANRIQUE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia refused on Thursday to entertain asylum applications from six Cubans who have been stuck in the transit area of Bog...

Jesus Malverde: Not Just a Narcosaint

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 03.11.2014 | Religion
R. Andrew Chesnut

While many Americans are now familiar with Santa Muerte, her less known paisano or compatriot, fellow Mexican folk saint Jesús Malverde is increasingly visible on both sides of the border. Some might have seen him in AMC's Breaking Bad.

LOOK: Colombians Mourn Death Of Beloved Vallenato Star

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombians mourned on Monday over the death of musician Diomedes Diaz, the best-known performer of the country's accordion-h...

A Secret Mission, A One-Eyed Pilot, A Fiery Crash In Colombia

Vocativ | Aram Roston | Posted 12.23.2013 | World
Read More: Colombia, World News

In the fourth part of a series about a secretive Air Force unit called Big Safari, Vocativ takes an in-depth look at a fatal plane accident in Colombi...

How One Couple Used Overseas Property Investments To Fund A Dream Retirement

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 02.21.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

A friend, Lee, a retired engineer from New York, bought a beachfront home, a place right on the sand with the surf just feet away, for less than $62,000. Then he furnished the 2,000-square-foot house and moved into it with his wife Julie. The couple proceeded to have one of the most enjoyable times of their lives together, living in that house, enjoying a retirement that their dreams had long been made of.

Covert CIA Program Helped Kill Rebel Leaders In Colombia

The Washington Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

The 50-year-old Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), once considered the best-funded insurgency in the world, is at its smallest and most vu...

How The CIA Reportedly Helped Colombia Kill Rebel Leaders

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A covert CIA program has helped Colombia's government kill at least two dozen leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombi...

Wouldn't You Prefer Your Bouquet Organic?

Bill_Robinson | Posted 02.19.2014 | Small Business

Further on up the road from delivering potted plants to Winn-Dixie, Robert McLaughlin can now feel proud that he's not only done it his way but also had a positive impact on the floral industry and real people on the farms of Central and South America.

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...

Fiscal Policy in Latin America: Prudence Today Means Prosperity Tomorrow

Alejandro Werner | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business
Alejandro Werner

With further pressures likely to build over the period ahead -- as economic growth has slowed, commodity prices have softened, and external funding costs are bound to rise -- now is the right time to rethink fiscal policies across the region.