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Cannabis for kittens? Colombia vets using marijuana to treat aggressive, unwell animals
Aug 20, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Cannabis for kittens? Colombia vets using marijuana to treat aggressive, unwell animals

posted by Craig Corbett

Animal experts, veterinary clinics, and pet store owners in the coffee-growing region of Caldas in central Colombia have reported the use of marijuana to reduce aggressiveness and anxiety in pets.

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Santos appoints Colombia’s national police and military chiefs
Aug 19, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Santos appoints Colombia’s national police and military chiefs

posted by Emil Foget

Colombia’s Ministry of Defense announced Tuesday the confirmation of national military and police chiefs, who are all to remain the same, according to official press statements.

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Santos claims lawsuit over Colombia, Nicaragua border dispute has no jurisdiction
Aug 15, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Santos claims lawsuit over Colombia, Nicaragua border dispute has no jurisdiction

posted by Tim Hinchliffe

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos requested that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) overturn a lawsuit claiming that Colombia must cede 200 nautical miles of territorial waters to Nicaragua.

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Santos in favor of legalizing medical marijuana in Colombia
Aug 14, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Santos in favor of legalizing medical marijuana in Colombia

posted by Adriaan Alsema

President Juan Manuel Santos expressed his support for a proposal to legalize marijuana for medical use in Colombia. According to the country’s president, “the war on drugs has failed.”

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First group of victims selected to participate in Colombia peace negotiations
Aug 14, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

First group of victims selected to participate in Colombia peace negotiations

posted by Victoria McKenzie

As the peace talks turn to victims reparation, the first dozen victims of the country’s 50 year armed conflict have been selected to take part in the Havana negotiations, Colombia’s local media  Full Article »

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Colombia’s President Santos appoints 2nd term cabinet
Aug 12, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia’s President Santos appoints 2nd term cabinet

posted by Victoria McKenzie

Juan Manuel Santos appointed seven new ministers on Monday, resulting in a U Party majority in the presidential cabinet, local media reports.

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Colombia lawyer sues FIFA, referee, for ‘bad call’ in Brazil match
Aug 12, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia lawyer sues FIFA, referee, for ‘bad call’ in Brazil match

posted by Victoria McKenzie

‘Indignant against FIFA’ is suing the organization for $1.3 billion, claiming “negligence and fault” in the arbitration of the game that eliminated Colombia from the 2014 World Cup semifinals, local media reports.

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Several injured, arrested as protests break out in drought-stricken northern Colombia
Aug 11, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Several injured, arrested as protests break out in drought-stricken northern Colombia

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

Social organizations in Colombia’s northeastern desert have entered into an indefinite protest to demand national action in the face of an ongoing water crisis that may be deepened in the coming months, according  Full Article »

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Santos’ govt looking to improve relations with Colombia’s opposition parties
Aug 11, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Santos’ govt looking to improve relations with Colombia’s opposition parties

posted by Tim Hinchliffe

Colombia’s Interior Minister is seeking to reach across the aisle to improve relations between President Juan Manuel Santos’ new cabinet and members of various opposition parties, Colombian media reported on  Full Article »

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Aug 7, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Santos promises peace, equality and education on inauguration

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, reelected in June and inaugurated on Thursday, vowed to successfully end peace talks with leftist rebels, while reducing poverty through improved education in his inaugural speech.