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Agricultural strikes confirmed after deal between protesters and Colombia’s government fails
Apr 18, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Agricultural strikes confirmed after deal between protesters and Colombia’s government fails

posted by Alexandra Jolly

Agricultural strikes scheduled for April 28 are to go ahead as planned after talks with the government to prevent a shut-down led to no results, the farmers’ representatives said Thursday. 

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FARC releases captured soldier in southwest Colombia
Apr 18, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

FARC releases captured soldier in southwest Colombia

posted by Larisa Sioneriu

A soldier captured by Colombia’s largest rebel group, the FARC, was released to his indigenous people on Thursday, local media reported. 

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Garcia Marquez is going to hell: Congresswoman-elect
Apr 18, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Garcia Marquez is going to hell: Congresswoman-elect

posted by Alexandra Jolly

A Colombian House Representative-elect caused outrage on social media on Thursday by stating that recently deceased author Gabriel Garcia Marquez is going to hell for his friendships with leftist leaders  Full Article »

Business

Colombia’s churches report $4B income, real income likely much higher: Report
Apr 18, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s churches report $4B income, real income likely much higher: Report

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Registered churches in Colombia drive at least $4 billion in tax-free revenue a year, according to the country’s tax office. However, the majority of religious institutions in the country fail  Full Article »

Culture

Garcia Marquez to be cremated in Mexico, Colombia to pay homage later
Apr 18, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Garcia Marquez to be cremated in Mexico, Colombia to pay homage later

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The family of deceased Colombian author and Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez announced on Thursday that the cremation ceremony will take place in Mexico where the writer has lived  Full Article »

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Santos announces ‘national 3 days of mourning’ for Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Apr 17, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Santos announces ‘national 3 days of mourning’ for Gabriel Garcia Marquez

posted by Daniel E Freeman

President Juan Manuel Santos decreed Thursday that flags across Colombia will be raised at half-mast and that the nation will recognize three days of mourning for famed author Gabriel Garcia  Full Article »

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Obama laments death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Apr 17, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Obama laments death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

posted by Alexandra Jolly

United States President Barack Obama  released a statement on Thursday lamenting the death of Colombia’s celebrated writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez who passed away at the age of 87.

Culture

Colombia to respect family wishes if Garcia Marquez want late writer buried in Mexico
Apr 17, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia to respect family wishes if Garcia Marquez want late writer buried in Mexico

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s President, Juan Manuel Santos, has ordered his staff to respect the decision of the family of Gabriel Garcia Marquez if they decide to bury the deceased writer in Mexico  Full Article »

Culture

Colombia mourns death of ‘greatest writer ever’, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Apr 17, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia mourns death of ‘greatest writer ever’, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

posted by Andrew Wight

Colombia was in mourning on Thursday following news that the country’s most prolific writer in recent history, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, had died of cancer in Mexico City.

Culture

Colombia literary legend Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87
Apr 17, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia literary legend Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

posted by Reuters

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Colombia’s most renowned writer in recent history, has died in Mexico after a long fight against cancer, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced Thursday.

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