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Only 1 out of 100 Colombia house workers have formal labor contract
Jul 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Only 1 out of 100 Colombia house workers have formal labor contract

posted by Christoffer Frendesen

Despite a series of laws meant to encourage the transition toward the formal workforce, Colombia’s domestic laborers are overwhelmingly part of the country’s large “informal” sector, made up of those workers without  Full Article »

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Over 900 James Rodriguez jerseys sold in 1 hour at Real Madrid stadium
Jul 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Over 900 James Rodriguez jerseys sold in 1 hour at Real Madrid stadium

posted by Christoffer Frendesen

Fans of Colombia’s superstar James Rodriguez invaded the official team shops of Real Madrid’s stadium, scooping-up 900 James-10 jerseys in just one hour, Colombian media reported on Wednesday.

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21 ‘guerrillas from FARC, ELN’ killed or captured during 2 military strikes
Jul 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

21 ‘guerrillas from FARC, ELN’ killed or captured during 2 military strikes

posted by Christoffer Frendesen

Colombia’s Ministry of Defense reported that two military operations against the guerrilla groups FARC and ELN have resulted in 21 kills and arrests.

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Colombia’s David Ospina agrees to $5.1M deal with Arsenal
Jul 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s David Ospina agrees to $5.1M deal with Arsenal

posted by Daniel Medendorp Escobar

Colombia’s star goalkeeper of the World Cup, David Ospina, has agreed to join London’s soccer club Arsenal for $5.1 million, according to British newspaper the Guardian.

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Landslide in southwest Colombia traps 17 miners
Jul 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Landslide in southwest Colombia traps 17 miners

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

Tons of rock and clay have fallen on top of an open pit gold mine in Colombia’s southwestern state of Cauca, trapping 17 miners and injuring another nine, local media reported on Wednesday.

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Former Colombia senator leaves office; takes sink, carpet with her
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Former Colombia senator leaves office; takes sink, carpet with her

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

A former senator from Colombia’s last Congress took the sink and carpet from her old office, preventing incoming Senator Alvaro Uribe from being able to move into his office, according to local  Full Article »

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10 Colombia Senators ‘inherit’ votes from jailed ex-Senators
Jul 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

10 Colombia Senators ‘inherit’ votes from jailed ex-Senators

posted by Daniel Medendorp Escobar

Colombia’s recently inaugurated Senate will bring a new dynamic to national politics, though not necessary a new face to its politicians.

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Colombia braces for El Niño amid already harsh summer drought
Jul 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia braces for El Niño amid already harsh summer drought

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

With the looming threat of the El Niño weather phenomenon approaching, a summer drought in Colombia’s north and east is already depriving entire municipalities of water.

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Jailed ‘peace talks hacker’ transferred to bunker ‘for security reasons’
Jul 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Jailed ‘peace talks hacker’ transferred to bunker ‘for security reasons’

posted by Tim Hinchliffe

Jailed hacker Andres Fernando Sepulveda was transferred to a bunker of Colombia’s Prosecutor General’s Office from his prison cell over matters of security, Colombian media reported on Wednesday.

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7 members of Colombia’s Police, Navy, investigative unit arrested for drug trafficking
Jul 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

7 members of Colombia’s Police, Navy, investigative unit arrested for drug trafficking

posted by Tim Hinchliffe

Seven officers from various branches of Colombia’s public security forces were arrested in the northern Colombia city of Cartagena for alleged ties to drug traffickers, reported local media Tuesday.

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