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In the sun-scorched desert of La Guajira Peninsula on the northern border of Colombia, a girl walks along the dirt road to her "rancheria", a handful of makeshift homes that constitute her village. The heat of the parched, barren land is broken only by a brittle tree or a few spiny cacti. She has just returned ...
While much of the country is fertile and lush, the La Guajira Peninsula is arid and stark. Cacti, thistles and sand dunes dot the region. Water is gold here -- and many residents have limited access to that life-sustaining treasure. Rainfall is rare, riverbeds are often dry, and many of the community windmills ...

... called the presence of tanks on the countries' joint border a "provocation." Bogota responded the tanks have been there since 2015. According to Venezuelan state news outlet TeleSUR, its government claimed that Bogota had sent the tanks to the border in the northern La Guajira Peninsula on Sunday.
... which includes a trip abroad with Travel Department to cover a travel story for The Irish Times and subsequent publication in The Irish Times Magazine. The shortlist is (click on each name to read the story):. Neil Blackbyrne on a Mongolian adventure · Lisa Mullee's journey across La Guajira Peninsula, ...
Desert. Not a landscape I had foreseen in the many daydreams I'd enjoyed in anticipation of exploring Colombia. Yet there I was, hurtling along at alarming speed in a rusty jeep that bore evident scars of a cavalier driver. Wizened shrubs and stoic cacti peppered the otherwise parched sands of the Guajira ...
One of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in recent history roared over the open Caribbean sea on Saturday on a course that threatened Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba. hurricane Matthew briefly reached the top hurricane classification, Category 5, and was the strongest Atlantic storm since Felix in 2007.

Councilor for women of the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC), and a member of the Wayuu tribe in Colombia's La Guajira Peninsula, explained to a group of us last week in Washington, D.C., 34 of the 102 indigenous tribes in Colombia are on the verge of extinction. According to the United Nations, this ...
Numbering around 300,000, the Wayuu are Colombia's largest Indigenous group, but have long suffered from poverty and a lack of infrastructure in their remote community on the La Guajira Peninsula. Thousands of ethnic Wayuu people have suffered malnutrition in recent years. children have been worst ...
While much of the country is fertile and lush, the La Guajira Peninsula is arid and stark. Cacti, thistles and sand dunes dot the region. Water is gold here -- and many residents have limited access to that life-sustaining treasure. Rainfall is rare, riverbeds are often dry, and many of the community windmills ...
... news outlet TeleSUR, its government claimed that Bogota had sent the tanks to the border in the northern La Guajira Peninsula on Sunday.
Lisa Mullee's journey across La Guajira Peninsula, Colombia · Blathnaid De Roiste's emotional trip to Iran · Annie Lowney on a bizarre trip to ...
Desert. Not a landscape I had foreseen in the many daydreams I'd enjoyed in anticipation of exploring Colombia. Yet there I was, hurtling along ...
... of the biggest problems facing the Wayuu, a 600,000-strong ancestral tribe in La Guajira Peninsula, the northernmost tip of South America.
Authorities in the area breathed a sigh of relief as the storm, which triggered heavy flooding in towns along the La Guajira Peninsula of ...
Councilor for women of the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC), and a member of the Wayuu tribe in Colombia's La Guajira Peninsula, ...
children have been worst hit by severe water shortages on the La ... of infrastructure in their remote community on the La Guajira Peninsula.
La Guajira Peninsula lies in Colombia's far north-east, bordering Venezuela. It feels like a world of its own - and in many ways it is, retaining a ...

From Tuesday until Thursday, authorities from the La Guajira Peninsula to the bay of Uraba, authorities have raised the alert as the rainfall ...
... news outlet TeleSUR, its government claimed that Bogota had sent the tanks to the border in the northern La Guajira Peninsula on Sunday.
Lisa Mullee's journey across La Guajira Peninsula, Colombia · Blathnaid De Roiste's emotional trip to Iran · Annie Lowney on a bizarre trip to ...
Desert. Not a landscape I had foreseen in the many daydreams I'd enjoyed in anticipation of exploring Colombia. Yet there I was, hurtling along ...
... of the biggest problems facing the Wayuu, a 600,000-strong ancestral tribe in La Guajira Peninsula, the northernmost tip of South America.
Authorities in the La Guajira Peninsula of Colombia said that at least 27 houses were damaged and two roads were washed out as Matthew ...
Authorities in the La Guajira Peninsula of Colombia said that at least 27 houses were damaged and two roads were washed out as Matthew ...
Authorities in the area breathed a sigh of relief as the storm, which triggered heavy flooding in towns along the La Guajira Peninsula of ...
Councilor for women of the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC), and a member of the Wayuu tribe in Colombia's La Guajira Peninsula, ...
children have been worst hit by severe water shortages on the La ... of infrastructure in their remote community on the La Guajira Peninsula.
children have been worst hit by severe water shortages on the La ... of infrastructure in their remote community on the La Guajira Peninsula.
La Guajira Peninsula lies in Colombia's far north-east, bordering Venezuela. It feels like a world of its own - and in many ways it is, retaining a ...
Malnutrition affects one in three individuals, according to the Global Nutrition Report. The report offers many calls to action that would help battle malnutrition.
Councilor for women of the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC), and a member of the Wayuu tribe in Colombia's La Guajira Peninsula, explained to a group of us last week in Washington, D.C., 34 of the 102 indigenous tribes in Colombia ...
Councilor for women of the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC), and a member of the Wayuu tribe in Colombia's La Guajira Peninsula, explained to a group of us last week in Washington, D.C., 34 of the 102 indigenous tribes in Colombia ...
Nowhere is this more apparent than in the La Guajira Peninsula where thousands of ethnic Wayuu people have suffered malnutrition in recent years.
Thirty Municipalities across the country have run out of water and the drought in the already-arid La Guajira Peninsula is becoming more acute, threatening the lives of the most young and vulnerable.


 

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