Health workers protest to demand $4B for Colombia’s suffering hospitals

Health workers protest to demand $4B for Colombia’s suffering hospitals

Colombian health workers on Wednesday carried out their second protest this month to demand solutions for a corruption-spurred health care crisis that has left tens of thousands of workers without pay.

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Posted by Emma Rosser on Jul 29, 2015

Health workers protest to demand $4B for Colombia’s suffering hospitals

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Health workers protest to demand $4B for Colombia’s suffering hospitals

Colombian health workers on Wednesday carried out their second protest this month to demand solutions for a corruption-spurred health care crisis that has left tens of thousands of workers without pay.

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jul 29, 2015

Lollapalooza festival to have Colombia edition

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Lollapalooza festival to have Colombia edition

The organization of Lollapalooza announced that Colombia will have its own version of the music festival that has already been exported to Argentina, Germany, Chile and Brazil.

Posted by Emma Rosser on Jul 26, 2015

Shirtless protesters fight draft to cover up in Cartagena

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Shirtless protesters fight draft to cover up in Cartagena

Shirtless protesters have taken to the streets of Cartagena in opposition of a draft to ban those without satisfactory attire from entering parts of the coastal holiday destination.

Posted by Julian Avila and Zoe Pepper-Cunningham on Jul 9, 2015

Student and rights activists among arrested ‘ELN’ bombing suspects

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Student and rights activists among arrested ‘ELN’ bombing suspects

Colombia’s police arrested 17 people for their supposed connection to two bombings in Bogota last week at two pension fund offices. However, among those said to be ELN rebels are legitimate  Full Article »

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jul 29, 2015

Colombia aims to boost economic growth to at least 4.5% in 2018

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Colombia aims to boost economic growth to at least 4.5% in 2018

Colombia’s government hopes that “intelligent” austerity measures proposed for 2016 will curb an ongoing economic slowdown and push GDP growth to 4.5% in 2018.

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jul 27, 2015

Colombia’s Nairo Quintana feels ‘more like a leader’

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Colombia’s Nairo Quintana feels ‘more like a leader’

Nairo Quintana, who finished second in the Tour de France on Sunday, said he is hopeful to become the first Colombian to win the world’s most prestigious cycling event.

Posted by The Associated Press on Jul 29, 2015

TV depiction of Colombia’s only saint angers her devotees

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TV depiction of Colombia’s only saint angers her devotees

For weeks, billboards on buses and television spots have been announcing what promises to be Colombia’s next big prime-time sensation. But the planned debut Wednesday of a TV soap opera dramatizing  Full Article »