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Rescued circus lions from Colombia and Peru flown to South Africa

BBC News - ‎54 minutes ago‎
More than 30 lions rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru have been flown to South Africa to start a new life in a sanctuary.
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Hard-Hit Colombia Could Be the Key to Understanding the Zika Virus

TIME - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Colombia has had the second-most cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus after Brazil, and earlier this week health officials from the South American country announced that two more babies had been born with the birth defect microcephaly after their ...

Colombia's Illegal Mining Linked to Malaria Outbreak

teleSUR English - ‎6 hours ago‎
Speaking on RCN radio, Gaviria said that malaria was especially on the rise in Choco - which is located on the border with Panama along a stretch of Colombia's Pacific coastline - as well as the Bajo Cauca area to the east. The National Health ...
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Colombia's Constitutional Court legalises same sex marriage

Metro - ‎8 hours ago‎
Colombia will change the law to allow same sex marriage, after a landmark decision in the largely conservative Roman Catholic country.

Just Back: the eccentric Wayuu tribe of Colombia

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Laura French wins £200 for this account of the unusual laws and traditions of the Wayuu people in Colombia. I am sitting next to a man with a live chicken in his lap, claws edging towards me, on a bus in the Colombian desert. Its squawks, shrill and ...

Let's stop the diversion of the Arroyo Stream in La Guajira, Colombia

War on Want (press release) - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The Cerrejón coal mine, located in the Guajira Region of Colombia is owned by London-listed AngloAmerican, Glencore and BHP Billiton mining companies.

Mother's Day bouquets: Roses, carnations from Colombia

OregonLive.com - ‎6 hours ago‎
Still, it's estimated that for every two stems grown in the U.S., eight are imported from countries like Colombia, where inexpensive labor and water, 18,000 acres of greenhouses and year-long flower-friendly climates will send 700 million stems to the ...
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Colombia's Ecopetrol halts No.2 pipeline after rebel attack

Reuters - ‎22 hours ago‎
"It's inconceivable that this group, instead of giving concrete displays of peace, insists on kidnapping and attacking the infrastructure of Colombians, like it did today with another pipeline bombing, causing immense harm to the environment," Santos ...

Colombia authorities clamp down on illicit international shipping

CCTV-America - ‎1 hour ago‎
According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 420 million containers move across the world's oceans every year. While they're supposed to carry legal goods, they are sometimes used to traffic drugs, arms and even people.

Colombia and Panama agree on financial information-sharing deal

Reuters - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
BOGOTA Colombia and Panama will sign a financial information-sharing deal aimed at helping Bogota combat tax evasion, the two Central and South American countries said late on Thursday.

Teacher assassinated in front of his Southwest Colombia students

Colombia Reports - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
A teacher from the southwest of Colombia was assassinated during class, in front of a room full of young students, local media reported Thursday.

Bye-bye, Brazil? Colombians lead property searches in Miami during February

The Real Deal Magazine - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
For the third month in a row, Colombians beat out Brazil for the biggest interest in Miami real estate, according to a new report.
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Colombia Unexpectedly Lifts Rate to 7% Amid 15-Year High CPI

Bloomberg - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Colombia's central bank raised its benchmark interest rate by more than analysts forecast as inflation surged to its highest level since 2001 following the most severe drought in decades.
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UK pledges long term support to Colombia's peace process

Colombia Reports - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The United Kingdom pledged their long-term support to Colombia's peace process with the FARC rebels following a visit by the British Foreign Secretary to the South American country.

Colombia nationals trying to get home after surviving earthquake in Equador

CCTV-America - ‎22 hours ago‎
30-year-old dentist Arled Britto had been living in Ecuador for the last 13 years. When the 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit on April 16th, she lost her dentistry office and her home.

A Former Girl Soldier in Colombia Finds 'Life Is Hard' as a Civilian

New York Times - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
CALDAS, Colombia - Mélida was only 9 when guerrilla fighters lured her away with the promise of food as she played on the floor.

Colombia's post-AUC paramilitaries left more than 320000 victims to date

Colombia Reports - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Colombia's neo-paramilitary groups left more than 320,000 victims since their parent organization, the AUC, formally demobilized its last block in 2006, according to the government's Victims Unit.

Brotherly love: Colombia rebels swap politician for brother

Fox News - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
BOGOTA, Colombia - When leftist rebels in Colombia earlier this month freed a former governor held captive more than two years, President Juan Manuel Santos welcomed the release as a possible sign the National Liberation Army had sworn off kidnapping ...

FARC Denies Having Billions of Dollars, Colombia Has No Proof

teleSUR English - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Colombian FARC rebel leader Ivan Marquez has rejected as completely absurd information published by The Economist on Thursday that his guerrilla group had about US$10.5 billion stashed away in bank accounts, mainly in Central America, AFP reported ...

Former US hostages move closer to restitution for Colombia ordeal

Reuters - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee unanimously passed the "Captive Act," which would allow the former prisoners to claim some of the money U.S.
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