Colombia

Colombia Is Using An App To Return Land To People Displaced By War

After half a century of armed conflict, in 2016 the Colombian government signed a historic ceasefire with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. Both the government and the largest of the rebel groups agreed to lay down weapons, but...
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Pablo Escobar's Hippos May Help Counteract A Legacy Of Extinctions

When cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar was shot dead in 1993, the four hippos he brought to his private zoo in Colombia were left behind in a pond on his ranch. Since then, their numbers have grown to an estimated 80-100, and the giant herbivores have...

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Elsewhere In The World: Protest Over Coronavirus Conditions In A Colombian Prison Leaves 23 Inmates...

Source: DANIEL MUNOZ / Getty   A deadly riot broke out in a Colombia prison, leaving 23 inmates dead and 90 more injured. According to authorities on Sunday, this was a result of rising tensions over the spread of the coronavirus in such a...
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Twenty-three Killed, Scores Injured In Prison Riot Over Covid-19 In Bogota, Colombia

Seven prison guards were among those injured in the riot, two of whom are in critical condition, according to the country's justice minister.
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Brazil Closes Borders, Mexico Announces First Death From Pandemic

South America’s biggest country Brazil on Thursday announced it was closing land borders to nearly all its neighbors to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, as Mexico reported its first virus death. People in several cities in Colombia and...
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What Afghanistan Can Learn From The Cautionary Tale Of Colombia’s Terror Troubles

William Shriver, Michael Kugelman Security, Middle East Colombia’s disarmament and reintegration camps can be used as a model for future Taliban reintegration, as they have provided a controlled space for the government to monitor ex-fighters...
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Colombia Almost Legalized Abortion, But A Top Court Kept Restrictions In Place

The last time the country of nearly 50 million came close to a major change on abortion rights was in 2006.

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The Risks Of Colombia's Guerrilla-to-entrepreneur Plan

Maria Paulina Arango economy, Americas Businesswomen are left isolated and alone. Women made up nearly a quarter of the 13,000 guerrilla fighters disarmed by Colombia’s 2016 peace accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC....
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The Fruitless Narco Wars

Bogota, Colombia—Colombia is about to dust off a controversial weapon from the bloodiest period of the nation's decades-long battle against cocaine production. The aerial fumigation program was halted in 2014 after the World Health Organization...
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How Venezuela's Crisis Is Turning Bootleg Cheese Into A Big Business

Contraband cheese is not new, but it has intensified as Venezuela's economy implodes and its citizens flee for precarious shelter in Colombia.
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Inequality Protest Sentences To Ponder

In countries that did experience mass protests (Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia) on the other hand, inequality was either constant or continued to decline in the last few years for which data is available. Here is the full World Bank blog post...
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Journalists Seek Justice As Attacks Continue In Colombia

Video documentary highlights the violence against journalists in ColombiaThe cases of Colombian journalists Jineth Bedoya, Edison Molina, and Guillermo Cano, covered by the video co-produced by IFEX and FLIP. Photo montage by Global Voices. Colombia...
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Afilias Vanishes From Battle To Run Colombia's Trendy .co After El Reg Probes Technical Docs,...

Afil-alas, we hardly knew ye Afilias has pulled out of a controversial race to run Colombia’s trendy .co top-level domain – just days after fresh accusations emerged that the tendering process favored the American corp.…

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Investors In Latam Get Bitten By The Hotel Investment Bug As Ayenda Raises $8.7 Million

Some of Latin America’s leading venture capital investors are now backing hotel chains. In fact, Ayenda, the largest hotel chain in Colombia, has raised $8.7 million in a new round of funding, according to the company. Led by Kaszek...

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Uber Is Back In Colombia Three Weeks After It Was Banned

Uber is back in Colombia after finding an "alternative" means to be able to legally operate in the country. The ride-hailing firm had to cease operations in Colombia on February 1st after a court sided with the taxi company that sued it,...

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A Look At What’s Fueling Startup Investments In Colombia

The Latin American startup scene is attracting more and more attention and investments. In 2018, venture capital investments in Latin America doubled for the second consecutive year, according to LAVCA’s Annual Review of Tech Investment in...
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A Bold Proposal For Easing The Venezuela-colombia Migrant Crisis

Building solar and wind power along the border would provide jobs, clean water and more productive farms -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Warren Buffett's Son Tries To Help Colombia Kick Cocaine Curse 

With Colombian military snipers in position, Howard Buffett descends from a helicopter and trudges through the wet grass in steel-toed boots chewed through by his dog's teeth. Waiting under a tin-roofed shack is a small group of coca farmers....
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Velasquez, Assassin For Drug King Escobar, Dies

Jhon Jario Velàsquez, known by his alias “Popeye,” an assassin who worked for Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, died on Thursday according to a statement by Colombia’s prison institute.The statement said the 57-year-old, who had a long...

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Colombia's Farc Rebels Laid Down Their Weapons, But A Growing Number Are Being Killed

FARC guerrillas agreed to disarm in a 2016 peace deal, and Colombia's government promised to protect them. But in the years since, nearly 200 former FARC rebels have been attacked and killed.(Image credit: Joaquin Sarmiento/AFP via Getty Images)
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