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‘Routes of Conflict’: Mobile app chronicles Colombia’s worst violence
Mar 21, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

‘Routes of Conflict’: Mobile app chronicles Colombia’s worst violence

posted by Philip Acuña

A newly developed web and mobile map application tracks massacres that have occurred in Colombia since 1982.

Business

Colombian GDP to grow 4.3% in 2014: International Monetary Fund
Mar 14, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombian GDP to grow 4.3% in 2014: International Monetary Fund

posted by Andrew Wight

The chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission in Colombia has praised the country’s economic policy and predicted a 4.3% growth in GDP this year.

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Venezuela to halt sending of remittances to Colombia
Feb 11, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Venezuela to halt sending of remittances to Colombia

posted by Alexandra Jolly

The Venezuelan government announced Tuesday that it will be temporarily suspending the sending of remittances to Colombia in an attempt to stop the outflow of dollars from the country.

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Colombia’s vice president urges guerrillas to stop use of landmines
Jan 29, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia’s vice president urges guerrillas to stop use of landmines

posted by Maren Soendergaard

Colombia’s Vice President Angelino Garzon has urged the nation’s guerrillas to stop the use of anti-personnel landmines and commit to an ongoing battle to eliminate the deadly devices in Colombia,  Full Article »

Culture

Jan 28, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Grammy Awards TV spot kicks off Shakira’s pre-order album sale

posted by Maren Soendergaard

A TV spot promoting superstar Shakira’s new self-titled album premiered Sunday night at the 2014 Grammy Awards, kicking off the pre-order sale for the Colombian’s new release to US customers.  Full Article »

Culture

Jan 24, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Highly anticipated Colombia salsa film to open Cartagena Film Festival

posted by Maren Soendergaard

The 54th edition of the Cartagena International Film Festival (FICCI) will open this year with the global premiere of Colombia’s highly-anticipated salsa film, “Ciudad Delirio.”

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Mass murder victim remains returned to family after 16 years
Jan 22, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Mass murder victim remains returned to family after 16 years

posted by Maren Soendergaard

The Exhumation Unit of Justice and Peace returned on Tuesday the remains of a child’s body to the family 16 years after he was murdered by notorious Luis Alfredo Garavito,  Full Article »

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Colombia to resume aerial coca spraying after short-term suspension
Jan 21, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia to resume aerial coca spraying after short-term suspension

posted by Maren Soendergaard

Colombia has announced it will continue US-funded glyphosate spraying after it was temporarily suspended following an alleged FARC attack on two aircraft which killed a US pilot and injured two.

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Gay rights opponents condemn senator’s ‘marriage equality’ ad
Jan 20, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Gay rights opponents condemn senator’s ‘marriage equality’ ad

posted by Maren Soendergaard

Colombia’s Man and Wife Foundation has openly condemned a reelection campaign ad Senator Armando Benedetti Villaneda posted to Youtube last Tuesday linking the issue of gay rights with Colombia’s struggle  Full Article »

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Body of Chinese citizen found in northern Colombia
Jan 17, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Body of Chinese citizen found in northern Colombia

posted by Maren Soendergaard

A male body of a Chinese citizen was found Friday in the state of Antioquia after being reported missing several days ago, reported El Espectador. 

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