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Our humanitarian action in Colombia

ICRC (press release) - ‎16 hours ago‎
While the peace talks between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People's Army (FARC-EP) are making headway, there is no respite from the everyday armed violence in Colombia. People are still being killed or ...

Armed groups in Colombia have recruited some 9000 minors since 1985

Fox News Latino - ‎7 hours ago‎
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrillas, who after more than three years of negotiations with the government could sign a peace agreement by March 23, announced on Wednesday that it would stop recruiting minors, although it did ...

Medellin-based incubator buys Colombia tech publication Social Geek

Colombia Reports - ‎9 hours ago‎
Spanish-language technology publication Social Geek has been bought by Medellin-based business incubator Espacio, led by former Colombia Reports director Conrad Egusa. Espacio announced the purchase of the website on Thursday and said its ...

Ash Wednesday worshipers in Colombia hit by mysterious burning rash on forehead

Fox News - ‎11 hours ago‎
Instead of the wrath of God, a group of students in Colombia experienced the rash of God. About 20 students at the Institución Educativa Gilberto Echeverri Mejía in Rio Negro, a town on the outskirts of the city of Medellín, experienced a burning rash ...
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Colombia lawmakers to meet over FARC disarmament zones

Yahoo News - ‎7 hours ago‎
Bogota (AFP) - Colombian lawmakers will meet beginning Tuesday to create zones where FARC rebels can turn over their arms, in anticipation of a peace deal that would end a half-century of conflict, sources said.

International groups skeptical of Colombia peace process

The City Paper Bogota - ‎6 hours ago‎
On Wednesday, a representative of the International Criminal Court (ICC) offered pointed skepticism of the Colombian peace process between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group. “All parties of the armed ...

1 Viva Colombia

CANOE & KAYAK - ‎6 hours ago‎
Plans to dam the Samana have attracted a growing group of international whitewater enthusiasts to visit Colombia and paddle the spectacular river before it is transformed into a stagnant reservoir.

Business is blooming in Colombia for Valentine's Day

Reuters - ‎10 hours ago‎
FACATATIVA, Colombia - With Valentine's Day its busiest time of the year flower exporters in Colombia are preparing to supply more than 500 million blooms to lovers around the globe.

Can we outrun Zika? Walk this street in Colombia and you'll see how tough it is

STAT - ‎21 hours ago‎
LOS PATIOS, Colombia - A stroll down two blocks of Avenida 1e here shows just how hard it will be for the world to catch up to the Zika virus.

EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico, Colombia pesos tumble to life lows as global markets sink

Reuters - ‎11 hours ago‎
MEXICO CITY, Feb 11 The Mexican peso slumped to a record low on Thursday while Colombia's peso also hit its weakest level ever as investors dumped riskier assets around the world.
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Colombia bans mining in its moorlands

Mongabay.com - ‎16 hours ago‎
In an unexpected decision that received much applause, Colombia has closed its doors to mining and oil companies that are seeking to extract resources from the Andes.
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Postconflict in Colombia (6). Military and police transition: five challenges

Open Democracy - ‎18 hours ago‎
Colombia is currently setting up a new, innovative and unique system of justice for its transition, based on two precepts: first, the enforcement of a constitutional framework (a legal-political framework for peace), and second, the dialogue with the ...
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World War Zika: Colombia confronts a growing pandemic

The City Paper Bogota - ‎10 hours ago‎
So great is this last threat that in January Colombia's Ministry of Health took the highly unusual step to warn Colombian couples not to conceive before July “to avoid the high risk of children…born with congenital malformations and neurological ...

UAE, Colombia boost economic, trade ties

Khaleej Times - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The Colombian Foreign Minister commended the outstanding economic and trade partnership that combines the UAE and Colombia, wishing the UAE further successes in various fields and called for strengthening the partnership between the two countries.

Colombia's Carnaval Is an Assault on the Senses

Munchies_ Food by VICE - ‎9 hours ago‎
If you're going to party, it might as well be the biggest party. Colombia takes a go-big-or-go-home approach to Carnaval in the coastal city of Barranquilla, second only to Rio de Janeiro as the world's largest pre-Lent celebration of excess and hedonism.

US-Colombia trade down 19% since free trade deal

Colombia Reports - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Instead of increasing, trade between the United States and Colombia dropped 19% following the implementation of a controversial free trade agreement between the two countries, the US confirmed.
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Sisi approves mutual visa exemption between Egypt, Colombia

Ahram Online - ‎20 hours ago‎
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi approved on Thursday a mutual visa exemption agreement between Egypt and Colombia for citizens of both countries.
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Colombia attributes massive refinery cost overrun to series of errors

Fox News Latino - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Colombia's finance minister said Wednesday that a series of errors caused a project to expand and modernize the Refinery of Cartagena, or Reficar, to run $4 billion over the budgeted amount.
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Peace at Last in Colombia Cocaine CountryUnless We, er, Blow It

Daily Beast - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and President Barack Obama met at the White House last week to celebrate 15 years of Plan Colombia and in anticipation of a peace deal with Colombia's largest insurgent group, the FARC, that could be signed by ...

Obama Asks for $450M in Security Aid for Colombia in 2017 Budget

teleSUR English - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
U.S. President Barack Obama submitted his 2017 budget proposal Tuesday, which included a US$450 million security and aid package for Colombia that the White House says is meant to help the South American country with its transition into peace. The aid ...
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