Aggression targeting Colombia’s journalists up 40% in 2015: Press freedom NGO

Aggression targeting Colombia’s journalists up 40% in 2015: Press freedom NGO

Aggression targeting journalists went up 40% last year, victimizing 232 journalists, according to the country’s foundation for the freedom of press FLIP. 

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Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Feb 9, 2016

Aggression targeting Colombia’s journalists up 40% in 2015: Press freedom NGO

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Aggression targeting Colombia’s journalists up 40% in 2015: Press freedom NGO

Aggression targeting journalists went up 40% last year, victimizing 232 journalists, according to the country’s foundation for the freedom of press FLIP. 

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Feb 7, 2016

Here’s a hint of what you missed at Barranquilla’s Carnival

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Barranquilla’s carnival, the biggest in the world after Rio de Janeiro, kicked off Saturday with its epic Battle of Flowers parade. For those of you who are not in Colombia, here’s  Full Article »

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Feb 8, 2016

Mini gold rush in northeast Colombia after money found flowing through local creek

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Mini gold rush in northeast Colombia after money found flowing through local creek

Resident of a town in northeast of Colombia had a field day on Sunday when the local creek surprisingly began producing a mysterious flow of peso bills.

Posted by Reuters on Feb 9, 2016

ELN must free hostages before any peace talks: Govt

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ELN must free hostages before any peace talks: Govt

The ELN, Colombia’s second-largest leftist rebel group, must release a civilian and a soldier held hostage before the government will agree to begin a peace process, President Juan Manuel Santos  Full Article »

Posted by Reuters on Feb 9, 2016

High inflation in January may mean sharper Colombia rate rises: Analysts

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High inflation in January may mean sharper Colombia rate rises: Analysts

High January inflation figures may lead policymakers on Colombia’s central bank board to increase the benchmark interest rate more sharply than previously anticipated, analysts said on Monday, as the board  Full Article »

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Feb 3, 2016

Colombia’s Jackson Martinez joins China’s Guangzhou for $46M

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Colombia’s Jackson Martinez joins China’s Guangzhou for $46M

Colombia’s Jackson Martinez will leave Atletico Madrid for China Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande after closing a $46 million deal.

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jan 14, 2016

‘Embrace of the Serpent’ becomes Colombia’s first Oscar-nominated film

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‘Embrace of the Serpent’ becomes Colombia’s first Oscar-nominated film

For the first time in history, a Colombian film has been nominated for an Oscar. “Embrace of the Serpent” is running in the Foreign Language Film category.