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Three journalists missing in Colombia

Deutsche Welle - ‎5 hours ago‎
Over the weekend, Spanish reporter Salud Hernandez-Mora, a correspondent for Spain's "El Mundo" and popular columnist in Colombia, went missing in the volatile El Tarra municipality where the ELN earns money from illegal cocaine production. Two other ...

Migrants stranded in Colombian bottleneck as Panama closes its border

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
And then on 9 May, Panama closed its border with Colombia. The Central American country, which had previously allowed migrants safe passage through their country, began turning back Cubans and other nationals in transit to the United States.
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15 US Congressmen support Colombia in its fight with drug giant Novartis

Colombia Reports - ‎17 hours ago‎
A group of fifteen US Congressmen has joined Colombia's side in a challenge to the prices charged by Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis for an expensive cancer drug.

Colombia v Haiti: Bacca ready for responsibility

beIN SPORTS MENA Breaking News - ‎5 hours ago‎
Colombia striker Carlos Bacca is growing in confidence with the national team ahead of their pre-Copa America Centenario friendly against Haiti.
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Video captures thief stripped naked by victim in Colombia

Toronto Sun - ‎15 hours ago‎
BOGOTA -- A video of a thief caught and stripped naked by his victims is drawing rebuke from police in Colombia's capital but praise from residents tired of rampant crime.
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EU Committing $645 Million to Colombia's Peacebuilding

ABC News - ‎26 minutes ago‎
EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said Friday the EU "will continue to accompany Colombia in the post-conflict phase.

Colombia: fighting for a different kind of peace

War on Want (press release) - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Nearly four years into negotiations to bring about an end to Colombia's armed conflict, peace in Colombia has all too often centred on government talks with the two armed insurgency groups, the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) and ...

Colombia Legalizes Marijuana Cultivation for Medicinal Use

teleSUR English - ‎14 hours ago‎
The legalization of medical marijuana in Colombia marks the latest move away from the hard-line “war on drugs” championed throughout the region by Washington.

Catatumbo reminds Colombia the state has no control over its national territory

Colombia Reports - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The disappearance of three journalists in the northeastern Catatumbo shows how Colombia's central government has no control over areas away from the cities and economically important regions.
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UK Sponsors Torture, Killing and Big Business in Colombia

teleSUR English - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The Associated Press reports the Colombian government's speculation that the journalists were kidnapped by the government's so-called “enemies,” the National Liberation Army or the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The report does not ...
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Christian Pulisic 'in contention' to start for U.S. vs. Colombia - Klinsmann

ESPN FC - ‎May 25, 2016‎
It will make for stiff competition for places ahead of the Americans' June 3 tourney opener against Colombia. "All 23 are ready to play from the beginning on, and they're fighting now for spots," Klinsmann said.

Aging populations strain resources for health care in Colombia

Humanosphere - ‎18 hours ago‎
Findings from the country's first National Poll of Health, Well-being and Aging were presented by the Colombian Ministry of Health, and showed that 84 percent of older Colombians (in this survey, those over 60) have at least one chronic health condition.

In Colombia's decades-long civil war, one community vows neutrality

PRI - ‎May 25, 2016‎
“The idea of international accompaniment is that a person who has a different passport besides a Colombian passport - in my case an Italian passport - can be an external eye that watches over the members of the community,” says Silvia De Munari, who ...

Venezuela Collapses, Colombia Rises

World Affairs (blog) - ‎May 24, 2016‎
When the Cold War ended, Colombia was a crime-infested war zone while Venezuela, its neighbor to the east, was an island of sanity and stability.

Colombia court rules local governments can restrict mining projects

Colombia Reports - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Colombia's constitutional court on Wednesday struck down a law which requires mining permits be issued exclusively by the national government, a decision which could open the way for provincial and local authorities to restrict mining in their areas.
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Colombia launches huge search as two more journalists go missing

The Guardian - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Two more journalists have gone missing in a lawless region in Colombia where security forces are already carrying out a huge search for a prominent Spanish journalist, according to President Juan Manuel Santos.
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Meet the First Same-Sex Couple Married in Colombia (Video)

Advocate.com - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Meet the First Same-Sex Couple Married in Colombia. Fernando Fernando Quimbayo and José Manuel Ticora. From left; Fernando Fernando Quimbayo and José Manuel Ticora.

Colombia legalizes medical marijuana after decriminalizing recreational use

Colombia Reports - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Colombia's Congress on Wednesday voted to legalize marijuana for medicinal and scientific purposes. The constitutional court had already decriminalized the recreational use of the drug.
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Shikun & Binui Colombia project financing closed

Globes - ‎20 hours ago‎
Arison Holdings Ltd. subsidiary Shikun & Binui Holdings Ltd. (TASE: SKBN) today announced that it had closed the financing for its Cundinamarca project in Colombia. The project is part of a multinational plan for upgrading the road system in the country.
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In Colombia, Abortion Is Legal but Denied to Many Women, Advocates Say

Voice of America - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Paula's experience is common in Colombia, where abortion is legal on paper but in practice out of reach by women dissuaded or deterred by bureaucratic hurdles, dangerous delays and stubborn attitudes, advocates say.
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