Colombia’s rainy season: 20,232 homes victimized, 110 deaths

Colombia’s rainy season: 20,232 homes victimized, 110 deaths

In just two months, Colombia has experienced 215 disasters due to heavy rains across the country, leaving 110 dead and 20,232 recorded households victimized in its wake, with 62,610 turning to  Full Article »

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Posted by Emma Rosser on Jul 2, 2015

Colombia’s rainy season: 20,232 homes victimized, 110 deaths

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Colombia’s rainy season: 20,232 homes victimized, 110 deaths

In just two months, Colombia has experienced 215 disasters due to heavy rains across the country, leaving 110 dead and 20,232 recorded households victimized in its wake, with 62,610 turning to  Full Article »

Posted by Emma Rosser on Jul 1, 2015

Colombia’s Los Katios Park no longer in danger: Unesco

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Colombia’s Los Katios Park no longer in danger: Unesco

Due to “significant improvements” against human destruction, UNESCO removed Colombia’s Katios National Park from its list of World Heritage in Danger.

Posted by Emma Rosser on Jul 2, 2015

Tom Cruise to shoot Pablo Escobar movie in Colombia

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Tom Cruise to shoot Pablo Escobar movie in Colombia

American actor Tom Cruise will visit Colombia in September to film scenes for his upcoming film ‘Mena’, where he plays a drug smuggler and CIA informant who worked with Pablo Escobar’s Medellin  Full Article »

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 15, 2015

Why everybody opposing a bilateral ceasefire in Colombia is wrong

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Why everybody opposing a bilateral ceasefire in Colombia is wrong

The vast majority of Colombians are against the government agreeing to a bilateral ceasefire with the FARC. While this position is respectable and understandable, I believe it is also very erroneous and even  Full Article »

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 30, 2015

Would you want a demobilized FARC guerrilla as neighbor?

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Would you want a demobilized FARC guerrilla as neighbor?

The majority of people from Colombia’s conflict areas would be okay living next door to a demobilized FARC guerrilla, but that’s as far as they would go, a recent poll  Full Article »

Posted by Reuters on Jun 25, 2015

Colombia central bank holds benchmark interest rate steady

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Colombia central bank holds benchmark interest rate steady

Colombia’s central bank held its benchmark interest rate for a 10th consecutive month on Wednesday, as policymakers grappled with the twin constraints of inflationary pressure and an economy weakened by  Full Article »

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jul 1, 2015

The 6 Colombians taking part in this year’s Tour de France

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The 6 Colombians taking part in this year’s Tour de France

Six Colombian riders will be taking part in this year’s Tour de France, widely considered the world’s most prestigious cycling event. Here’s who they are.

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 23, 2015

Colombia’s Juanes to join Pope Francis during visit to US

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Colombia’s Juanes to join Pope Francis during visit to US

Colombia pop star Juanes will perform before Pope Francis while the Catholic Church’s top clergy visits the United States in September, the singer announced.