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Cali salsa; a history of slaves, Cuban bands and Mexican cinema
Dec 12, 2014 Ξ Comments

Cali salsa; a history of slaves, Cuban bands and Mexican cinema

posted by Juan Pablo Acevedo

A history of slavery, Cuban music, Mexican movies, foreign radio broadcasts, a disciplined collecting of vinyl records, and sounds from New York City all were key in the history of salsa in  Full Article »

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Colombia’s indigenous police, their origins and future
Dec 9, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s indigenous police, their origins and future

posted by Robin Llewellyn

The “Indigenous Guard,” the police of Colombia’s native minorities, regularly hit the headlines when confronting guerrilla groups like the FARC or even the military. But the guards have a wider role throughout indigenous  Full Article »

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University of Texas purchases Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ personal collection
Nov 25, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

University of Texas purchases Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ personal collection

posted by Joel Gillin

The University of Texas at Austin has purchased the personal archive of the late Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez for an undisclosed amount. 

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Colombia walks away with 6 Latin Grammys
Nov 21, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia walks away with 6 Latin Grammys

posted by David Wing

Five Colombian artists walked away with a total of six Latin Grammys at the musical ceremony Thursday. Two of the awards were for singer Carlos Vives.

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Colombia’s Carlos Vives favorite in Latin Grammys
Nov 20, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s Carlos Vives favorite in Latin Grammys

posted by David Wing

Colombia pop singer Carlos Vives is among the favorites to win Singer of the Year in the 2014 Latin Grammys.

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Colombia beauty queens dethroned by ‘Talented Young Women’
Nov 17, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia beauty queens dethroned by ‘Talented Young Women’

posted by David Wing

Colombia’s northwestern Antioquia state has canceled funding for the popular Miss Antioquia beauty pageant and –under the leadership of the governor’s wife — put that funding in a talent show for young women.

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Singer achieves internet stardom teaching Colombian to Colombians
Nov 4, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Singer achieves internet stardom teaching Colombian to Colombians

posted by Craig Corbett

An aspiring pop singer from Colombia’s Caribbean coast is gaining worldwide popularity with a short internet tutorials on how to speak to mystical dialect of the Caribbean region which leaves even native  Full Article »

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Pablo Escobar hurt and helped a lot of people: Benicio del Toro
Oct 27, 2014 Ξ Comments

Pablo Escobar hurt and helped a lot of people: Benicio del Toro

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Slain Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar is difficult to judge as “to some he’s still a Robin Hood, but to the rest of the world he is a monster,” said  Full Article »

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Medellin close to bringing Rolling Stones to Colombia: Mayor
Oct 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Medellin close to bringing Rolling Stones to Colombia: Mayor

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Medellin is close to bringing one of rock n’ roll’s best groups in history, the Rolling Stones, to Colombia’s second largest city, Mayor Anibal Gaviria claimed Thursday.

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez to be honored in Brussels
Sep 23, 2014 Ξ Comments

Gabriel Garcia Marquez to be honored in Brussels

posted by Matthew Sterne

The European Parliament and the Colombian Embassy will participate in an event dedicated to the life and work of late writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, reported local media.

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