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Bridges between Worlds, or how to help landmine victims pick up their lives
Apr 8, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Bridges between Worlds, or how to help landmine victims pick up their lives

posted by Kerry Brinkert

Assisting landmine victims is a specific promise made by Colombia and 160 other States through the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, or Ottawa Convention.

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Mockus 2010: The revolution that failed, but won
Mar 28, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Mockus 2010: The revolution that failed, but won

posted by Andreas Dalsgaard

Colombia is the country with the longest armed conflict in the world. For years attempts at peace negotiations have failed, until now. President Juan Manuel Santos claims the current process  Full Article »

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Foreign voting opens for Colombia’s congressional elections
Mar 3, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Foreign voting opens for Colombia’s congressional elections

posted by Nathalie Brichard

Between March 3 and March 9, 532,384 Colombians living abroad will be able to vote in the country’s congressional elections. Of the 75 countries that have Colombian consulates, 63 have consulates  Full Article »

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Robbing the poor to give to the rich: the injustice of Colombia mining royalties
Mar 3, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Robbing the poor to give to the rich: the injustice of Colombia mining royalties

posted by Kai Whiting

Colombia has developed various strategies to attract foreign direct investment. One of them is tax exemption. It makes economic conditions more favorable for mining and fuel companies. Royalties are a  Full Article »

Elections

Fraudulent registration in Colombia’s electoral process
Feb 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Fraudulent registration in Colombia’s electoral process

posted by Nathalie Brichard

“In Colombia, elections are stolen,” said the Director of Colombia’s National Registrar’s Office, Carlos Ariel Sanchez Torres, in 2007. Colombia indeed suffers from several problems in its democracy that increase electoral  Full Article »

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Colombia’s oil will run out by 2020 with no solution in sight
Feb 21, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s oil will run out by 2020 with no solution in sight

posted by Kai Whiting

Unless major new oil fields are found, Colombia will run out of fuel within six years. The government fails to take action necessary to prevent the potential collapse in employment,  Full Article »

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Teletrabajo: Psychosocial benefits of Colombia’s work from home program
Feb 14, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Teletrabajo: Psychosocial benefits of Colombia’s work from home program

posted by Michael Becerra

Teletrabajo is being promoted in Colombia as a new type of modern work model for both the private business and government sector, where employees are set up to work from  Full Article »

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What’s at stake in Colombia’s upcoming elections
Feb 5, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

What’s at stake in Colombia’s upcoming elections

posted by Nathalie Brichard

On March 9th and May 25th, Colombians will vote in a new Congress and president, respectively. These 2014 elections are essential for defining the political map of the country but  Full Article »

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Colombia’s health | 0 – 1 | Foreign business interests
Jan 27, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s health | 0 – 1 | Foreign business interests

posted by Mike Ceaser

Spend a little time on Bogota’s streets, and one thing becomes obvious: Air pollution regulations here are a dead letter.

Guests

Driving in Medellin – Tips for Foreigners
Nov 5, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Driving in Medellin – Tips for Foreigners

posted by Rich Holman

After driving in Medellin for six years I finally decided to share my observations and experiences with others who are either driving in Colombia’s second largest city or considering doing  Full Article »

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