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Aug 30, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia gay adoption ruling ‘historic step’ toward LGBTI equality

posted by Steven Cohen

Colombia’s Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that sexual orientation cannot be applied as a discriminating factor in second-parent adoption cases.

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Colombia’s former spy chief marries in Panama after govt files deportation request
Aug 29, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s former spy chief marries in Panama after govt files deportation request

posted by Matt Sterne

The former director of Colombia’s now-defunct intelligence agency, Maria del Pilar Hurtado, took vows in Panama in an alleged attempt to avoid deportation, local media reported Friday.

Sports

Colombia’s Cuadrado will stay in Fiorentina: head coach
Aug 29, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s Cuadrado will stay in Fiorentina: head coach

posted by Christoffer Frendesen

Despite rumors, Colombia’s  Juan Cuadrado won’t be transferred anywhere this season, according to the head coach of his Italian club Fiorentina. 

Business

Colombia Central Bank raises rates for 5th month in a row to 4.5%
Aug 29, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia Central Bank raises rates for 5th month in a row to 4.5%

posted by Samuel Moldovan

Colombia’s Central Bank, Banco de la Republica, announced on Friday a benchmark interest rake hike of .25% for the fifth consecutive month in a row, bringing the rate to 4.5%.

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Medellin metro culture organization formed in backlash to police treatment of performers
Aug 29, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Medellin metro culture organization formed in backlash to police treatment of performers

posted by Craig Corbett

Colombia’s Ministry of Culture created a commission to organize cultural events on the Medellin metro system after a video showing metro police forcefully ejecting a violinist caused public outcry.

Colombia news

Burglars ransack Medellin house searching for ‘secret’ Pablo Escobar cache
Aug 29, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Burglars ransack Medellin house searching for ‘secret’ Pablo Escobar cache

posted by Craig Corbett

Two armed men ransacked a home next to Pablo Escobar’s former residence in central Medellin on Thursday, searching for a cache of money or weapons left behind by the legendary leader  Full Article »

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Heavy rain affects hundreds of families, leaves 1 dead in Colombia’s Atlantic coast
Aug 29, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Heavy rain affects hundreds of families, leaves 1 dead in Colombia’s Atlantic coast

posted by Joel Gillin

Torrential rain in Colombia’s coastal city of Barranquilla, Atlantico has affected more than 1,500 homes, leaving one person dead and another still missing, according to local media.

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First lesbian couple in Colombia high office comes ‘out of the cabinet’
Aug 29, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

First lesbian couple in Colombia high office comes ‘out of the cabinet’

posted by Christoffer Frendesen

The Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism talked about her relationship with Minister of Education on Thursday, in response to questions about her sexuality.

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‘We’re victims too’: Colombia’s murderous ex-paramilitary leaders seek representation at peace talks
Aug 29, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

‘We’re victims too’: Colombia’s murderous ex-paramilitary leaders seek representation at peace talks

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

Two former heads of Colombia’s notorious right-wing paramilitary group, the AUC, called on President Juan Manuel Santos to allow them a space at the negotiating table in the ongoing peace  Full Article »

Business

Colombia cement company receives prestigious Social Responsibility Award
Aug 29, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia cement company receives prestigious Social Responsibility Award

posted by Samuel Moldovan

Cement company Argos became the first national business in Colombia’s history to win the prestigious Social Responsibility Award, recognizing the company’s “successful implementation of activities that generate positive effects in society, the economy,  Full Article »