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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 are off

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 are off

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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Conservative Party (Colombia)
Mar 3, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Conservative Party (Colombia)

posted by Jenna Hutber

Colombia’s Conservative Party (Partido Conservador Colombiano – PC) is traditionally one of the country’s largest political organizations and has dominated Colombian politics since the 19th century.

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Fabian Ramirez
Mar 1, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Fabian Ramirez

posted by Connor Paige

“Fabian Ramirez” is a member of the FARC’s high command, second in command of the group’s Southern Bloc and serving as a negotiator in ongoing peace talks with the government.

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Alejandro Ordoñez
Jan 22, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Alejandro Ordoñez

posted by Mimi Yagoub

Devout Catholic, anti-abortionist, Inspector General by landslide election and the man behind the political death of hundreds of public officials, Alejandro Ordoñez is a polarizing figure in Colombia. 

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