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Luis Carlos Galan
Sep 17, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Luis Carlos Galan

posted by Craig Corbett

Luis Carlos Galan was a Colombian journalist and Liberal politician who ran for president twice. He was defeated in his first attempt in 1982, but was tipped in the polls  Full Article »

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Clara Rojas
Sep 5, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Clara Rojas

posted by Joel Gillin

Congresswoman Clara Rojas is a lawyer and former personal assistant of Ingrid Betancourt, known primarily for being kidnapped and held by the FARC, Colombia’s largest rebel group, for six years.

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Aug 18, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia marks 25th anniversary of Galan’s assasination

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

Luis Carlos Galan, a  favored presidential candidate and outspoken enemy of Colombia’s drug cartels, was assassinated 25 years ago on August 18 during a campaign rally outside Bogota.

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James Rodriguez
Jul 2, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

James Rodriguez

posted by Daniel Medendorp Escobar

Colombian soccer star James Rodriguez made a huge splash at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The striker is being internationally recognized on a grand scale, in addition to his successes  Full Article »

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Jorge Eliecer Gaitan
Jun 17, 2014 Ξ Comments

Jorge Eliecer Gaitan

posted by Larisa Sioneriu

Known as one of the most charismatic political leaders in Colombia’s history, Jorge Eliecer Gaitan is regarded as one of the country’s defining historical figures, shaping the nation’s course and its socio-political  Full Article »

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Rigoberto Uran
May 24, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Rigoberto Uran

posted by Tim Hinchliffe

Colombian cyclist Rigoberto Uran was born January 26, 1987 in the town of Urrao in Colombia’s central state of Antioquia. He discovered his talent for cycling at the age of 14  Full Article »

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Maria Mercedes Maldonado
Apr 21, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Maria Mercedes Maldonado

posted by Alexandra Jolly

Bogota Housing Secretary Mayor Maria Mercedes Maldonado is a former lawyer and briefly replaced Mayor Gustavo Petro in early 2014 when the burgomaster was suspended for a few weeks. 

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Libertadores de Vichada (Liberators of Vichada)
Apr 20, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Libertadores de Vichada (Liberators of Vichada)

posted by Alexandra Jolly

The Libertadores de Vichada (Liberators of Vichada) is a neo-paramilitary drug trafficking organization based in eastern Colombia dedicated to trafficking cocaine to Venezuela.

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Bloque Meta (Meta Bloc)
Apr 19, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Bloque Meta (Meta Bloc)

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The “Bloque Meta” (Meta Bloc) is a neo-paramilitary drug trafficking organization active throughout Colombia’s eastern plains.

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Aida Avella
Mar 15, 2014 Ξ Comments

Aida Avella

posted by Daniel E Freeman

Aida Avella is a Colombian politician of the leftist Patriotic Union (Union Patriotica – UP) and running mate of Clara Lopez, the presidential candidate for the Democratic Pole.

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