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Colombia declares end to Zika epidemic as spread of virus levels off

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
Colombia has declared an end to its Zika epidemic with the spread of the virus levelling off in the country after infecting nearly 100,000 people - even as it continues to sweep through other areas of Latin America, and is keeping some athletes away ...

Colombia's Creative Boom

The Business of Fashion - ‎12 hours ago‎
BOGOTA, Colombia - “We're interested in showcasing a different side of Colombia, one that's detached from its folklore and tropical spirit,” says Vanessa Gómez, a long, lean and pale figure with shaved head and piercing eyes, who - together with ...
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No amnesty for war rapists: Colombia peace talks turn to ...

Thomson Reuters Foundation - ‎3 hours ago‎
BOGOTA, July 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Colombia's government and FARC rebels have pledged to improve access to land for women and ensure perpetrators of sexual violence, including rape, will not be eligible for amnesty as part of ongoing ...

Mining company reforests vast tract in Colombia

Fox News Latino - ‎4 hours ago‎
Albania - Coal miner Cerrejon has financed the reforestation of a large swath of land in northern Colombia that was left desolate by decades of mining activity.
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Colombia Peso Falls Most Among Global Peers After Rating Warning

Bloomberg - ‎8 hours ago‎
The Colombian currency declined the most among major currencies after Fitch Ratings changed the outlook on its rating for the country to negative and warned that it needs to pass tax changes to boost government revenue this year.

Essel Propack opens $5 million Colombia plant

Plastics News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Global plastic packaging firm Essel Propack Ltd. is opening a new plant in Cali, Colombia, to make laminated tubes for the beauty and cosmetics industries, part of what the company said is a bigger push in the region.

Colombian Drug Lord, Seeking Leniency, Said He Tried to Assist the United States

New York Times - ‎22 hours ago‎
When the Colombian drug lord Daniel Barrera was arrested in 2012 in an unusual takedown that involved the United States, British, Colombian and Venezuelan authorities, Colombia's president, Juan Manuel Santos, called him “the last of the great kingpins.

Colombian snapshots: Polaroids from across the country – in pictures

The Guardian - ‎18 hours ago‎
For 10 years, Matthew James O'Brien documented Colombia with a Polaroid camera. He describes his shots, beginning with this one outside the cathedral in Manizales: 'There is a spot where pigeons congregate - children love to feed them, play around ...

UPMC to open advanced cancer center in Colombia

Becker's Hospital Review - ‎2 hours ago‎
Pittsburgh-based UPMC and long-time partner Bucaramanga-based Fundacion Cardiovascular de Colombia are opening one of the most advanced cancer centers in Colombia. The new Oncology Institute, which is part of a recently opened 870-bed hospital ...

Cradle to Grave: Over 230000 Dead on Welfare in Colombia

PanAm Post - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Another problem lies in the amount of well-off people who should not be receiving subsidies according to Colombian law. There are beneficiaries with monthly incomes that surpass COP 3,800,000 (US$1,296), which is almost six times the national minimum ...
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Colombia's Epic War Is Ending. Now Comes the Hard Part

Wall Street Journal - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
CALAMAR, Colombia—For years now, the guerrillas of the so-called First Front of the FARC rebel group survived aerial bombings and firefights, measly rations and nightly battles with armies of red ants that crawled into their makeshift jungle beds.
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Pantano replaces Nairo Quintana on Colombia's Rio Olympics roster

Cyclingnews.com - ‎7 hours ago‎
Pantano had a strong Tour de France; winning stage 15 to Culoz and placing twice second in stage 17 to Finhaut-Emosson and stage 20 to Morzine.

Artist uses native Colombia as source of inspiration for latest exhibit

Monitor - ‎9 hours ago‎
Inspired by the natural flora and fauna of the artist's native Colombia, “Melted Vibrancy” features a large number of acrylic paintings and completely fills UVAL's generous space.

Colombia Indian community made peace with FARC 20 years before the government

Fox News Latino - ‎4 hours ago‎
Gaitania - Indians of the Nasa Wes'x ethnicity in the mountains of central Colombia made peace with the FARC long before the final peace accord that the government is about to sign with that guerrilla group, and this week marks the 20th year they have ...

UL and ICONTEC Sign Agreement to Promote National Safety Standards for Colombia

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎7 hours ago‎
NORTHBROOK, Ill., July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Underwriters Laboratories Inc., a global safety science leader and standards developer, and the national standards body of Colombia (ICONTEC) have signed an agreement to promote the use of UL ...

Latin America's First Large-Tire Recycling Plant Opens in Colombia

waste360 - ‎9 hours ago‎
Annual production from the plant will amount to approximately 2,300 tons of steel, as well as 5,000 tons of crumb rubber that can be used for the new fourth-generation highway network being built in Colombia, Vice President German Vargas Lleras, who ...

El Salvador's 1993 Amnesty Law Overturned: Implications for Colombia

Council On Hemispheric Affairs - ‎3 hours ago‎
On Wednesday, July 13, the Salvadoran Supreme Court overturned the 1993 General Amnesty Law by a vote of 4-1.[1] The court announced that the amnesty law is “contrary to the access of justice” and the “protection of fundamental rights.

Colombia - Coffee exports seen little changed in 2016

AgraNet (subscription) - ‎13 hours ago‎
Colombia will export around 12.5-13.0 mln 60-kg bags of coffee in calendar 2016, little changed from 12.714 mln in 2015, said the head of the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation, Fedecafe, Roberto Vélez Vallejo, adding that he was hopeful the truckers ...
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"Water train" moving through drought-stricken areas of Colombia

Fox News Latino - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Albania - A "water train" travels regularly along the railway between La Mina and Puerto Bolivar, bringing the precious liquid to dozens of towns to help alleviate the drought besetting the residents of Colombia's Caribbean zone of Alta Guajira. An ...

Pokemon 'hunters' clash with hospital security in southwest Colombia

Colombia Reports - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
A group of players of the online game Pokemon Go had a run in with security personnel in Colombia's third city Cali after the teenagers tried to force their way into the hospital hoping to find virtual creatures.
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