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Colombia’s organized crime makes 14 billion a year with drugs, mining: Government
Oct 29, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s organized crime makes 14 billion a year with drugs, mining: Government

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Illegal armed groups in Colombia make approximately $14 billion a year in drug trafficking and illegal mining activities, said the country’s top financial intelligence official Tuesday.

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UN, Colombia government demand explanation over ‘peace sabotage attempts’ by military
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UN, Colombia government demand explanation over ‘peace sabotage attempts’ by military

posted by Piotr Wojciak

In the aftermath of reports on a Military Intelligence list containing email addresses of more than 300 journalists, government officials and activists, Colombia’s government and judicial authorities, and the United Nations demanded clarifications and reforms.

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Colombia spent $5.6M in lost legal battle over Caribbean waters with Nicaragua
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Colombia spent $5.6M in lost legal battle over Caribbean waters with Nicaragua

posted by Joel Gillin

Colombia has spent $5.6 million on legal fees in its lost battle with Nicaragua over Caribbean waters surrounding San Andres, according to a report by Semana magazine.

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Bogota’s public transport system the world’s most dangerous for women
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Bogota’s public transport system the world’s most dangerous for women

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The public transport system in Colombia’s capital Bogota is the most dangerous in the world, according to a survey by the Thomson Reuters Foundation in 16 of the world’s largest  Full Article »

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Europe clears Colombia and Peru for travel without visa
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Europe clears Colombia and Peru for travel without visa

posted by Craig Corbett

The European Union on Wednesday said Colombia fulfills the requisites necessary for its citizens to enter the Schengen zone without a visa.

Business

Colombia becomes Latin America’s best country for doing business
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Colombia becomes Latin America’s best country for doing business

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia is the best country in Latin America for doing business, the World Bank said Wednesday in its annual Doing Business report.

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5000 Colombian prisoners on hunger strike to protest overcrowding
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5000 Colombian prisoners on hunger strike to protest overcrowding

posted by Joel Gillin

At least 5,000 Colombian inmates have gone on hunger strike across the country to protest overcrowding and poor conditions, according to local media. 

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British royals Prince Charles, Camilla begin ‘Tequila tour’ in Colombia
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British royals Prince Charles, Camilla begin ‘Tequila tour’ in Colombia

posted by Craig Corbett

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall arrived in Bogota to begin an official tour of South America and discuss issues including conflict resolution in Colombia.

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Colombia military suspends intelligence official amid new ‘spy list’ controversy
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Colombia military suspends intelligence official amid new ‘spy list’ controversy

posted by Piotr Wojciak

The Colombian military sent home yet another intelligence official on Tuesday after a Military Intelligence list containing email addresses of peace delegates, journalists and the Red Cross was leaked to the press.

Sports

James receives super cute gift from China fanclub
Oct 29, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

James receives super cute gift from China fanclub

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Chinese fans of Colombia’s James Rodriguez have sent the Real Madrid midfielder a particularly cute card in which they expresses their admiration for the soccer star.

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