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Locals in Colombia's southwestern Tumaco massively took to the streets in a mass demonstration against ongoing violence and persistent state neglect in their city. Locals wore white outfits and held banners reading 'Tumaco can't tolerate any more” and “the most despicable act in bad times is the silence ...
People fleeing the chaos in Venezuela have been congregating in camps along the Colombia-Venezuela border. ... woman today here in Brazil who is from the eastern town Amalthea (ph) who said that she had to leave because of the combination of the economic crisis and the shortage of medicines.

Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson of Epic Pictures have picked up the worldwide sales and distribution rights to Colombian dance thriller “We are the Heat” (“Somos ... Pic was filmed in the massive port city of Buenaventura, one of the country's poorest cities and a hub of violence and drug trafficking.
Cartagena, “the Jewel of the Indies,” is Colombia's most charming and popular tourist city, and it's no surprise why. La Ciudad Vieja, or the Old City, is colored with mochila-lined street vendors and bougainvillea flowers. The fruteras wear dresses in the colors of the Colombian flag while selling tropical fruits ...
Colombia's State Council revoked a provincial judgment that allowed for a mining referendum in the municipality of Une, located in the central Cundinamarca state. According to W Radio, the council endorsed a plea introduced by mining workers against a ruling by the Cundinamarca Administrative Court, ...
Cali is a city in Colombia, not the largest and greatest state in the U.S.. Apr 19, 2018 ... The real Cali is a gorgeous city of 2.4 million in Colombia. How arrogant of ... I wonder how many of the young Californians sporting "Cali" T-shirts even realize that Cali represents a major international city. Please leave ...

In the coffee farms along western Colombia, indigenous transgender people are finding places to work and a safe haven to express themselves. A new article in National Geographic details the work of photographer Lena Mucha as she follows these workers in the fields, the dormitories, and the city. As the article notes, ...
President Lenin Moreno said Wednesday that he is suspending Ecuador's role as a mediator in peace talks between the Colombian government and that nation's last major rebel army. The decision appeared to have caught off guard Colombia's government, which initially denied having been informed of ...
Colombia's police could start using drones to tackle a five-year surge in cocaine production that has jeopardized relations with the United States. State contracting documents show that anti-narcotics police in the South American country have hired a local company to test drones for spraying herbicides on ...
Colombian presidential candidate Gustavo Petro speaks with an interviewer in Bogota, Colombia, on April 10, 2018. (Reuters/ Jaime ... Petro sat down with me in New York City and discussed his candidacy, the prospects for peace, and how he'd manage his relationship with President Donald Trump.
The Vetas municipality will soon hold Colombia's first-ever, and so far only, local vote aimed at enshrining the right to mine, in sharp contrast to a wave of ... Though locals fear the fate of Cajamarca, whose economy nose-dived when AngloGold left, few municipalities have good relationships with ...
At the end of more than 1,200 mountainside steps in the near-impenetrable tropical forest of Colombia's Sierra Nevada lie the ruins of an ancient, abandoned city. Uncovered in the 1970s, the incredible city was one of the important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, revealed to the world as Ciudad Perdida, ...
“I know in Colombia being transgender is quite heavy,” Mucha says. “It's a very conservative country. LGBTQ [awareness] is something that's coming slowly and in the bigger cities, like Bogota. When it comes to villages and indigenous communities, they see it as a disease that comes from the white man.
In Brazil, the influx has overwhelmed cities and towns in the northern state of Roraima, which borders Venezuela. .... President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, along with the country's foreign, defense and interior ministers traveled to the border city in early February to meet with local mayors, to discuss ...
As Colombia lurches into peace, the continued existence of the camps reflects the difficulties faced by former rebels as they join society and suggests that ... The former rebel group, best known as the FARC, envisions the camps growing over the next five years into self-sufficient towns with populations of as ...
Forests can be intimidating, and literature has only reinforced the belief that behind every tree, a big bad wolf lurks. From Walt Disney to Tolkien, and the fairy tales of childhood, especially those of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, forests are depicted as foreboding places. Even one settler in the American West ...
According to the most recent study from the global analysis firm INRIX, Miami rates behind nine other cities around the world when it comes to ... Rounding out slots 2 through 9 on INRIX's top 10 list: Moscow; New York City; Sao Paulo, Brazil; San Francisco; Bogota, Colombia; London; Atlanta; and Paris.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he is encouraged by Colombia's progress in reducing the amount of coca grown in the South American nation. But President Donald Trump's top diplomat also cautioned during his visit to Colombia on Tuesday that "we need to see the results." In a joint ...
“These heroes are going to help restore tranquility to almost half a million inhabitants of 10 municipalities,” said Santos during the start of the campaign. ... Besieged by organized crime from the so-called Clan del Golfo, this majority Afro-Colombian city has become a strategic staging point for the shipment ...
The recent surge in the price of Brent crude is welcome news for the Colombian economy, as highs of U.S$65 dollars per barrel haven't been seen since January 2014. With U.S. crude ... The peso could strengthen further between March and April, predict experts consulted by The City Paper. “Recovery of ...
With the aim of rediscovering my own country, I embarked on a winter trip to El Cocuy National Natural Park in north-eastern Colombia. A few years ago, it would have been unthinkable to do what I did just a few days ago: to drive 10 hours north-east from Bogota, passing through towns, remote villages and ...
The families of six Americans kidnapped and killed in Colombia during the 1990s by the terrorist organization known as FARC are seeking potentially tens of millions of dollars in damages from banana giant Chiquita Brands International because of payments the company made to the group.
Colombia's government has opened its first shelter for Venezuelans who are pouring across the border in ever-larger numbers to escape their nation's economic crisis. The bare-bones shelter opened Saturday near the border city of Cucuta will provide shelter of up to 48 hours for 120 people a day.
Merseyside, United Kingdom, January 25 2018 (venezuelanalysis.com) - Colombian authorities deported up to 200 Venezuelan migrants from the border town of Cucuta Wednesday, in the midst of rising xenophobic attacks against the group from residents. In recent months, local press reported that around ...
With the aim of rediscovering my own country, I embarked on a winter trip to El Cocuy National Natural Park in north-eastern Colombia. A few years ago, it would have been unthinkable to do what I did just a few days ago: to drive 10 hours north-east from Bogota, passing through towns, remote villages and ...
The Colombian Caribbean prides itself on white sandy beaches and turquoise waters that shelter coral reefs below. In contrast, the rugged and wild Pacific, much of which is untainted by tourism, offers a rare and remote experience. Here, four pristine spots by The City Paper's beach expert Jacqui de Klerk.
So “new and beautiful” was the Blue-billed Curassow that when English zoologist Louis Fraser described this bird for science in 1850, he named it Crax alberti, after Queen Victoria's “illustrious consort, His Royal Highness Prince Albert”. Less than 200 years later, this regal bird may be reaching the end of ...
Decades of conflict between Marxist rebels, right-wing paramilitaries, and the Colombian government meant few people made it to this canyon along ... del Guaviare and the local community, up to 100 tourists a day are traversing the trail that separates Raudal from the capital city of the department (or state) ...
Grenades were launched against the Colombian Army in Puerto Valdivia (Antioquia), and an ELN sniper injured a soldier during an ambush in the mountainous Catatumbo region, Norte de Santander department. Several cargo trucks were destroyed by the guerrilla near the Pacific port city of ...
Esso and Mobil petrol stations across Colombia may soon be branding the emblematic colors of Terpel after the oil and gas leader secured a COP1,73 billion (US$603 million) loan to acquire the assets of the North American energy company in Colombia. ExxonMobil has had a business presence in ...
Colombia wants its share of the Asia Pacific trade pie as it joins the three ... As talks began Monday in the southwestern city of Cali with trade ...
Ex-FARC Members Create Self-Sufficient, Socialist-Modeled Town ... Palestinians celebrate in Gaza City after Hamas said it reached a deal with Fatah. ... Colombia's first town of former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia ... where some 200 former fighters have settled and created a socialist village ...
At the heart of the colonial-era Old City in Cartagena, Colombia, ... El Interno, a restaurant, one of the most talked-about restaurants in town.
Beyond the city's limits lichens thrive best and form an important part of ecosystems, invading just about any natural surface, including old trees, ...
Many in South Colombia town 'stoned' after army burns marijuana crops .... marijuana inside the battalion rather than outside the city limits.
These Colombian women built their own city. FROM ... collectively acquired a plot of land in 2003 in Turbaco municipality and made a new home for themselves. ... A town built from scratch by and for women, all of whom were ...
TOURISTS are warned to be careful in the ancient city that's like Machu ... of ruins, while just 8000 reached Colombia's Lost City in all of 2011 alone, .... there are many cities like these waiting to be discovered, and even some ...
ELN Leader Dies In Military Combat in Colombia A Day Ahead of Bi-Lateral Ceasefire ... Aguazul – a municipality of the department of Casanare, Colombia. ... the Aguazul village of Retiro Milagro, the army said in a statement.
A 5.1-magnitude earthquake has hit the north of Colombia near the cities of San Alberto, ... The earthquake struck at 8:30 p.m. local time in the municipality of La ... The epicenter was located 6.6 km from the town and at a depth of 128 km, ... It was also felt in the cities of Bogota, Medellin and Bucaramanga.
Huila: A lesser-known secret of southern Colombia ... when the country descends on this city of 400,000 inhabitants to participate in the ... As short-term options are affordable, many tourists opt to stay in small towns near Betania rather ... and runs a successful small business in the town based entirely on a ...
Soacha, Colombia - Navigating a steep slope with a bucket of water Rosa Fierro ... The sprawling slum city is home to more than a million people and has one of ... by paramilitaries in Venadillo, a small town in the state of Tolima. ... "They prefer it to their own towns and villages because it's safer and gives ...
Recently, some cities have made great strides: from the ambitious public ... The former transportation commissioner for New York City, Janette .... in Colombia, which pioneered closing city streets to cars once a week, agrees.
Colombia's Central bank has been slashing the prime lending rate for most of the year to ease macro economic pressures when a GDP growth ...
The U.N. envoy for Colombia said Monday he is having discussions on a request for U.N. assistance by the government and the country's last ...
MEDELLIN, Colombia — Pope Francis recalled the murderous past of this Colombian city once synonymous with drug cartel violence ... she lost her entire family when a guerrilla unit raided her village on a deadly rampage.
Briefing. Hurricane Irma, Mexico City, Rohingya: Your Weekend Briefing ... rattling millions of residents of Mexico City and claiming at least 36 lives. .... “Colombia, open your heart to God, let yourself reconcile,” he told crowds.
On the third stop in a four-city Colombian tour, Pope Francis held an open-air mass in Medellin, the city known as the stronghold of the late drug ...
Pope Francis recalled the murderous past of this Colombian city once ... At the Mass, Francis urged Colombia's conservative church to look beyond ... entire family when a guerrilla unit raided her village on a deadly rampage.
Colombian tour guide Nicole rolls her eyes when the King of Cocaine ... whose parents lived in Escobar's home town of Medellin when his ...
VILLAVICENCIO, Colombia - People in need in this city set in the heart ... Among the four cities he will visit is Villavicencio, where he will ... for helping her family at a time when others in their village viewed them suspiciously.


 

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