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Jan 26, 2015

Colombia celebrates Miss Universe victory in exuberant fashion

posted by Adriaan Alsema
Colombia celebrates Miss Universe victory in exuberant fashion

For a minute it felt like Colombia had won the World Cup, but Sunday’s fireworks, spontaneous street celebrations and parading cars were to celebrate Miss Colombia’s victory at Miss Universe for the  Full Article »

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Jan 23, 2015

Risk forecast: Outlook for Colombia peace talks increasingly positive

posted by James Lockhart-Smith
Risk forecast: Outlook for Colombia peace talks increasingly positive

A recent announcement by Colombia’s government to push forward negotiations over a bilateral ceasefire with rebel group FARC increased the chances of peace talks succeeding.

Sports

Jan 26, 2015

Carlos Bacca called ‘Colombian scum’ in Spain league match

posted by Piotr Wojciak
Carlos Bacca called ‘Colombian scum’ in Spain league match

Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves told FC Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca he was “Colombian scum” during a Spanish league game on Sunday, the Colombian player complained.

Culture

Dec 12, 2014

Cali salsa; a history of slaves, Cuban bands and Mexican cinema

posted by Juan Pablo Acevedo
Cali salsa; a history of slaves, Cuban bands and Mexican cinema

A history of slavery, Cuban music, Mexican movies, foreign radio broadcasts, a disciplined collecting of vinyl records, and sounds from New York City all were key in the history of salsa in  Full Article »

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