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 cities, towns and villages of Valle de Cauca, Colombia

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MEDELLIN, Colombia - Colombian police seized more than two tons of marijuana being transported in a truck traveling in the northwestern province of ... Valle del Cauca and were intended for distribution in Medellin and neighboring cities - were wrapped in 73 separate packages concealed among powder detergent ...
Eight people have been killed in the north of Antioquia province since Sunday as paramilitary groups fight for territorial control of the region in the Bajo Cauca region. The killings stem from fighting between Colombia's most powerful active paramilitary group, the Gaitanaista Self-Defense Forces (AGC), ...
"Marijuana can be harvested after three months of growth under constant light (natural and artificial during the night) giving them four harvests a year which is more than tomato, corn or coffee (other products popular in Colombia)." The town is roughly two hours outside of Santiago de Cali, the closest ...
QUINAMAYO, Colombia: Afro-Colombian communities in the southwest of the Latin American country are celebrating Christmas, like every year, a little ... The entire town of Quinamayo, in the Pacific seaboard Valle de Cauca department, turns out for the annual procession through the streets, which moves ...
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 ...

Several cargo trucks were destroyed by the guerrilla near the Pacific port city of Buenaventura, and an inter-municipal bus transporting passengers from Miranda to Corinto, Cauca, was set on fire. On Monday, police authorities in the department of Norte de Santander confirmed that two militants who died ...
An illegal mining area on the banks of the Cauca river in Colombia. The country has declared war on the ... People in the surrounding towns and villages have been found to have levels of mercury in their urine that are four or five times above what is deemed to be safe. Because the work takes place in ...
Colombia's Marxist guerrilla, the 4,000-strong National Liberation Army (ELN) has warned civilians not to travel during three days in February as they launch ... such as the hijacking of a commercial airliner in April 1999 and abduction of an entire church congregation in Cali, Valle del Cauca, that same year.
“Colombia Oro y Paz speaks of the pride we feel for being Colombian,” she said in 2016. “We are all gold.” Pride certainly abounds ahead of the inaugural edition, which kicks off on Monday with the first of six stages in the Valle del Cauca region. “A historic moment,” was how Colombia's leading daily ...
At least 10 people were killed on Sunday night in two separate incidents as armed attackers slaughtered seven people 50 miles north of Colombia's second biggest city Medellin and three in the southwestern province of Cauca. The massacre of seven occurred at approximately 10:30 pm, when a reported ...
The general manager of the National Cartonera for Colombia, Alberto Herazo, said the plant's equipment would be 100% new and that it would have state-of-the-art ... "We decided to invest in Barranquilla because of the city's great expansion and opportunities to establish industry here," said Herazo.
Although information is scarce, campesinos are reporting on social media that the clashes started around 9 a.m. and lasted until 3 p.m. in Cerro Tijeras, about a 90-minute drive from the town of Suarez, in the south-eastern province of Cauca — an area known for the presence of illegal armed groups and ...
Celsia, the energy arm of Colombian conglomerate Grupo Argos, has moved forward with its development of a 100MW solar farm in Colombia by reaching an ... Situated in the municipality of Valledupar, the project is within the ancestral boundary of the Koguis, Arhuacos, Wiwas and Kankuamo indigenous ...
Colombia Plans Pot and Pans Protests in Defense of Peace ... march today, banging pot and pans, in the cities of Bogota and Cali in rejection of ... will be at the Sports Center in Cali, capital of the Valle del Cauca department.
Canas stepped on the mine during a protest for indigenous rights in the southwestern region of Cauca in Colombia. He was with a group of ...
Colombia's most important port city, Buenaventura, in the department of Valle del Cauca, has joined 63 other cities in the world as a member of ...

Warnings of flash flooding on Tuesday night near the town of Corinto, which sits at the foot of one of the country's Andean ranges in Cauca ...
This Flower Company Is Pushing for Legal Weed in Colombia ... to fly to the Cacua town of Corinto after a mudslide caused three fatalities. ... How will Pharmacielo benefit the Cauca region outside of legal job creation? ... I learned that in one of the towns there used to be 2,000 acres of coffee, but it wasn't ...
... a mudslide swept through the town of Corinto in Colombia's south-west Cauca province. ... More than 200 families in the town are affected and thousands of ... been deployed from the city of Cali to help residents of the affected area. ... Corinto has often featured in the news in Colombia as it was the site of ...
The protests shut off parts of Colombia's largest port city, ... In the Cauca province, where farmers, and now indigenous groups, are shutting ...
Colombia's Indigenous March to Demand Government Comply with Peace Accord ... Indigenous organizations are marching in cities in at least 16 states, ... Councils of Northern Cauca are present as they continued the push for the National ... The Must-Play City Building Game of the YearForge Of Empires ...
Cauca, Colombia - Against the blue outline of the distant mountains of Cauca, .... play outside during their lunch break in the mountain town of Toribio. ... the Education Secretary for the Municipality of Toribio sits at a desk ...
Trazos de un territorio sagrado (Fragments of sacred territory) shows how the internal conflict damaged an immense cultural heritage of Colombia's ... Long live the minga!) we are introduced to the Indigenous Guard of northern Cauca, and how this organization has been a highly visible catalyst for social ...
DENVER — Colorado's largest city is on the brink of licensing some of the nation's first ... of Toribio and Caloto in the department of Cauca, Colombia, on March 15, 2016. ... Some cities tolerate them; in others, clubs operate underground, with ... Marijuana company buys California town, plans pot paradise ...
Fernando Asprilla, Another Social Activist Murdered in Colombia ... this week by locals of a rural town in the southern state of Cauca, Colombia. ... of Piamonte municipality and an active member of Patriotic March, Asprilla, ...
Vice president of the local Communal Action Board of Piamonte municipality and an active member of Patriotic March, Asprilla, with the help of ...
In effect, Cauca is the department with most victims of the systematic ... leaders: Cauca, Antioquia, Norte de Santander and Valle de Cauca.
But for me, the highlight is not the town but getting away from there. Nothing thrusts you deeper into the hot heart of Colombia than a slow cruise along its ... or submerge with the capricious flows of two big rivers, the Magdalena and Cauca. .... Founded in April of 2008, The City Paper is Colombia's largest ...
Social Leader Raped and Killed in Cauca, Colombia ... Idaly Castillo Narvaez, a social leader from the town of Rosas in the southwestern Colombian ... the town of Rosas, and vice president of the Rosas' Board for City Action.
Notwithstanding, Toribio was confirmed to be the town that suffered ... from the guerrilla attacks, followed by three other municipalities in Cauca, ...
Colombia: UN-backed team ambushed; one wounded in attack ... Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) in the Caloto municipality in the south-west of the country. ... were unharmed and remain safe in the Veredal Zone of Cauca.
The United Nations Mission to Colombia has confirmed that a U.N. team was ambushed while extracting hidden explosives in the state of Cauca, leaving ... working in Caloto, a remote municipality in the south of Colombia, ...
As an acute observer of life growing up in one of Colombia's racially diverse towns, where being black is a source of pride, the affirmative term ...
Miners watch rescue operations after an illegal open-pit gold mine collapsed in western Colombia's Cauca department in 2014, resulting in at ...
FARC insurgents, flying a white flag of truce, head toward the Pacific coast city ... The southwestern Pacific region of Colombia — which includes the departments of Cauca and Narino — appears ... With the exception of Cordoba, where violence can occur even near key cities such as Monteria, most of the ...
Becca Sattler, who spent a year in Colombia as part of the Rotary Youth Exchange ... Sattler spent her time in Santiago de Cali, a city of roughly 3 million inhabitants and ... a city of roughly 3 million inhabitants and the capital of Valle de Cauca, she said. ... “It's one of the prettiest cities in the world,” she said.
Afro-Colombian Human Rights Activist Killed in Cauca ... men as he was having breakfast at a restaurant in the town Caloto, 100 meters from ... Mina's murder came only two days after Colombia's Human Rights Ombudsman, ...
Colombia has the third largest population of African descent in the Americas. ... mainly Afro-descendants, in Valle del Cauca on Colombia's Pacific coast. ... The city, where 89 per cent of the population is black, is home to the country's ... free towns for the slaves fleeing from captivity, founded in Montes de ...
Buenaventura, a coastal city consisting of about 400,000 residents – most ... been one of Colombia's most violent and resource-deprived cities.
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 ...


 

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