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Colombia only Invests 1% into conserving its biodiversity: new documentary
Apr 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia only Invests 1% into conserving its biodiversity: new documentary

posted by Charlane Robinson

According to a new documentary only 1%  of national budget of Colombia is spent on sustaining the environment.

Culture

Gabriel Garcia Marquez to be the face of one of Colombia’s banknotes: proposed law
Apr 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Gabriel Garcia Marquez to be the face of one of Colombia’s banknotes: proposed law

posted by Larisa Sioneriu

Colombia’s Congress will put forward a law that will make the country’s most renowned writer the new face of a Colombian banknote, Colombia’s El Espectador newspaper reported Wednesday. 

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‘Democracy has been strengthened today:’ Leftist presidential candidate on Petro’s reinstatement
Apr 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

‘Democracy has been strengthened today:’ Leftist presidential candidate on Petro’s reinstatement

posted by Daniel E Freeman

Clara Lopez, presidential candidate for the leftist Democratic Pole (Polo Democratico – PD) party, believes that with Santos’ reinstatement of Bogota’s former mayor, Gustavo Petro, “democracy has been strengthened” in  Full Article »

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Colombia’s inspector general fails to defend political, human rights: Bogota mayor
Apr 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s inspector general fails to defend political, human rights: Bogota mayor

posted by Philip Acuña

Gustavo Petro, the current mayor of Bogota, has taken to Twitter in the last 24 hours to acknowledge his reinstatement.

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Former Colombian Senator banned from public office for 20 years
Apr 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Former Colombian Senator banned from public office for 20 years

posted by Oliver Sheldon

Colombia’s Inspector General on Wednesday barred former senator Juan Carlos Martinez from public office for his ties to drug trafficking paramilitary groups.

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Judge in northern Colombia rejects petition asking to guarantee children’s health
Apr 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Judge in northern Colombia rejects petition asking to guarantee children’s health

posted by Victoria McKenzie

A state-level court in La Guajira State has rejected a request for the guarantee of children’s life and health in the parts of the state where indigenous communities are experiencing  Full Article »

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Town in central Colombia cut off from state by alleged guerrilla bridge bomb
Apr 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Town in central Colombia cut off from state by alleged guerrilla bridge bomb

posted by Larisa Sioneriu

Colombia’s largest rebel group allegedly bombed a crucial road bridge in Meta state of central Colombia, leaving the affected municipality isolated from the rest of the country, national media reported  Full Article »

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No peace for Petro; Bogota mayor still facing impeachment referendum
Apr 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

No peace for Petro; Bogota mayor still facing impeachment referendum

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s electoral authority will resume an impeachment referendum process against the mayor of Bogota after president Juan Manuel Santos was forced by a court to reinstate Gustavo Petro, reported Caracol  Full Article »

Culture

Colombian National Language Day commemorates the late Gabriel García Marquez
Apr 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombian National Language Day commemorates the late Gabriel García Marquez

posted by Charlane Robinson

As the world mourn the recently deceased novelist Gabriel Marquez, Colombia has used World Book Day to pay special tribute to the author, with the President and other notable Colombians  Full Article »

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Human rights violations continue in Colombia’s troubled port of Buenaventura: Ombudsman
Apr 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Human rights violations continue in Colombia’s troubled port of Buenaventura: Ombudsman

posted by Philip Acuña

A report from Colombia’s highest government human rights official says rights violations continue to plague the port city of Buenaventura, despite the ongoing intervention by the Colombian military.

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