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Nearly 15 months after President Juan Manuel Santos signed a decree that legalized the growing, sales, and export of marijuana for medical and scientific purposes, the process of obtaining the necessary licenses remains in a legislative limbo as the ...
A joint operation by authorities from Chile, Ecuador, Colombia and Peru led to the seizure of 426 kilograms of a Colombian strain of marijuana known as "cripy," as well as the dismantling of a Colombian gang that was hoping to sell the drug in Santiago ...
PUERTO BELLO, Colombia -- Coca production in Colombia has surged to levels unseen in two decades of U.S. eradication efforts, according to a White House report released Tuesday.
International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and PSA International (PSA) have formally opened Puerto Aguadulce, a joint venture terminal in the Port of Buenaventura, Colombia with His Excellency, Juan Manuel Santos, President of the Republic ...
International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and PSA International (PSA) have formally opened Puerto Aguadulce, a joint venture terminal in the Port of Buenaventura, Colombia with His Excellency, Juan Manuel Santos, President of the Republic ...

In an interview with BBC Mundo published March 6, Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas boldly stated that government forces have "already occupied" areas formerly under the dominion of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas ...
The family was forced to leave the Medellin's neighborhood Comuna 13 during a military operation in 2002, in which the army, with the help of paramilitaries, targeted left-wing militias that were controlling the periphery of the city. ... In Corinto ...
The department of Valle del Cauca and its capital city Cali, in particular, have seen new cycles of mafia wars led by former drug traffickers from the Norte Del Valle Cartel (NDVC) and Cali Cartel.
Not only does each side have its own grievances, he said, but there often are vastly different perceptions of the conflict, with people living in bustling cities unaware of the hardships facing their countrymen in remote areas. "People have grown up in ...
Eider Cuetia Conda, coordinator of organization Campesino Security, died from shots fired to his head in the municipality of Corinto, Cauca. According to local media, hooded men shot several times at Cuetia while he was at a gathering with several of ...
The man, identified as John Alexander Calderon Vidal, alias Largo (Large), was arrested in the city of Cali, in the western Colombian department of Valle del Cauca. He was the leader of a criminal gang and has been charged with 117 homicides, committed ...
41-year-old Gomez was attacked at 3 a.m. in his house in the city of Arauca in Colombia's northeastern border with Venezuela.
The two hour trip was a mix of crowded city streets, small towns and rural villages with impoverished dwellings and horse-drawn carts along the roadsides.
There are many Colombians who rightly remain concerned about the fragility of a process that has now entered its implementation phase with 24 of 26 "Transitional Adjustment Zones" receiving guerrillas from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia ...
GTM Research recently reported that Colombia's C&I market is progressing because the country has no state-owned utility and off-takers are needed.
Local tourism in Colombia will be key for sustaining peace and "tearing down stereotypes and divisions built by the war," a panel at the 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates said on Friday.

These proposals are closely related to the debates that have taken place in Colombia since the Constitutional Court approved same-sex marriage and recognised other rights such as adoption and creating diverse families.
At least 20 of these libraries will be installed in the various camps where guerrilla from Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are relocating as dictated by the insurgent group's peace deal with the government. According to culture Minister ...
The Governor's office and Grupo Grajales have begun work on structuring the financial model of a project to consolidate the creation of a Caribbean Fruit and Vegetable Center in the Malambo, in the deparment of Atlantico, which is expected to be ready ...
PharmaCielo Colombia Holdings has signed an agreement with Cooperativa Caucannabis in a push to develop medical marijuana products from cannabis cultivated in the Colombian department of Cauca. This cooperative of ... "A former FARC stronghold ravaged ...
"What the (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) have done is defend with weapons a political effort that (the government) wanted to exterminate ... Violence isn't worth the trouble, but defending that political effort was worth the trouble," Rojas ...
"PharmaCielo is proud to have the opportunity to work together with Cooperativa Caucannabis to develop sustainable, legal production in the northeastern Cauca region of Colombia . We took part, together with the ... A former FARC stronghold ravaged by ...
France's president Francois Hollande, left, speaks during a joint statement with Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, right, during a visit to a United Nations camp near an area where members of FARC, will turn over weapons to U.N.
121 / SP Angel Mining Investment conference Cape Town, 6th-7th February 2016. Located in the ... Jeremy Wrathall, a well known city analyst, has decided to follow Captain Poldark into mining in Cornwall. Wrathall, CEO of ... The company reports that a ...
A community leader and her husband were brutally murdered near the port city of Buenaventura, their bodies found bruised, beaten and gunshot wounded in a jungle area on Tuesday, reported El Espectador.
In 1980, in the first-ever Amnesty International mission to Colombia in a visit to leaders of the Consejo Regional Indigena del Cauca (The Indigenous Regional Council of Cauca, CRIC) who were unjustly imprisoned in the Popayan city jail, I spoke with ...
By investing in and maintaining the land around our water sources, we can create a more water-secure future for cities and communities while generating a number of other benefits for people and nature.
A woman who worked for the Association of Farming workers of Balboa, Cauca, was shot 4 times in the town of Robles in the same province, W Radio quoted the Southwest Colombian human rights Network as saying.
"We believed in the peace process, and we thought things would change," said Jesus Tabarez, 74, a leader of a small farmers' association here in the northern Cauca department, where six of his fellow Marcha Patriotica members were killed last year ...
A supporter of the peace deal signed between the Colombian government and rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, wave a flag during a rally in front of Congress, in Bogota in October, 2016. Photo: AP. The killings appear ... "We ...
The religious ceremonies associated with Easter are beautiful in so many towns across Colombia, but there is a solemnity to Mompox and tradition that dates back to 1564.
Peruvian bullfighter Andres Roca Rey is hit by the bull during a bullfight at the Canaveralejo bullring in Cali, department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia in the framework of the 59th Fair of Cali. PHOTO: AFP. An employee controls the arms of a manned ...
For its part, the community asked the Colombian authorities to urgently investigate these events, taking into account that so far this year there have been 15 official cases of murders of social leaders in Cauca, while the human rights network reports ...
Here in Colombia, we are quite fond of the holiday season. So much so ... To make this list as comprehensive as possible, I turned to my facebook friends and asked them about the typical foods their families serve in their home towns. I ended up ...
Bogota, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) With valuable collections of paintings, sculptures, furniture, textiles and silverware, the Colonial Museum of this capital will open again in the first semester of 2017 after a process of restoration, announced the ...
Vatican CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis met with the current and former presidents of Colombia, two leading figures in the country at opposite sides of a controversial peace agreement that puts an end to a decades-long civil war.
But the stretch of land that runs where the mountains meet the plains, between the towns of Corinto, Caloto, and Santander de Quilichao, is becoming an epicentre of violence against social leaders that is shaping Colombia in the wake of the peace ...
That area includes certain Municipalities and towns that are part of the region of Huila. The Colombian PTO ... Suaza is a municipality in the region of Huila, which is part of the protected DO by geographic area. The consumer may be confused ... It is ...
Although there has been a political will in recent years to improve education in Colombia, the rural areas have been neglected.
The funeral has been taking place in the Colombian capital, Bogota, of a seven-year-old girl from a poor family who was raped and killed on Sunday.
A member of the Indigenous guard of the NASA community from the department of Cauca stood with his wooden staff next to the white coffin of Yuliana Andrea Samboni, the seven-year-old girl who was brutally raped and tortured before being found dead ...
Net - Buenos Aires' Magma Cine, a pioneering company on the pan-Latin American co-production scene, has boarded Jorge Navas' musical action movie "Buenaventura Mon Amour", adding further muscle to one of the highest-profile titles from Colombia hitting ...
Buenos Aires' Magma Cine, a pioneering company on the pan-Latin American co-production scene, has boarded Jorge Navas' musical action movie "Buenaventura Mon Amour", adding further muscle to one of the highest-profile titles from Colombia hitting ...
Torres was a political activist back home in Palmira, a municipality in southwestern Colombia in the Valle del Cauca department, hard hit by the decades-long armed conflict. ... Mario Torres. Union City, New Jersey. Oct. 25, 2016. (Image: Daniela ...
FARC leaders asked for forgiveness Saturday, recognizing that the guerrilla army committed a "grave injustice" in 2007 when the group killed 11 out of 12 lawmakers who they had been holding hostage for five years in Colombia Valle de Cauca department ...
Buenos Aires' Magma Cine, a pioneering company on the pan-Latin American co-production scene, has boarded Jorge Navas' musical action movie "Buenaventura Mon Amour," adding further muscle to one of the highest-profile titles from Colombia hitting ...
For most of her life, Natalia Jaramillo endured the abuses of living in a village controlled by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. The leftist guerrillas spied on her, told her when she could leave her house and forcibly recruited two cousins.
The two women, who were residents of the municipality of La Plata, had been reported missing by their relatives since Tuesday, Nov. 29.
A town in southwestern Colombia is trying to clamp down on catcalling - "piropos" (compliments) as they're known locally - that is all too common in a country long plagued by machismo.


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