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2 hrs ago | Chain Store Age

Juan Valdez launches Miami expansion; 60 stores planned

Bogota, Colombia Colombian coffee retailer Juan Valdez has opened the first of 60 planned stores in Miami, with official grand opening scheduled for July 28. The downtown location is the first Juan Valdez store in Miami besides an existing store at Miami International Airport.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Inside Colombia

Tax Agency Boss Leaves Country Amid Death Threats

The director of Colombia's tax and customs agency has resigned and left the country after stating he had received death threats from a shadowy businessman with alleged ties to Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel and a criminal history spanning at least two decades.

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Bloomberg

Vallejo Says Colombia Neutral Rate May Be a - Little' Lower

Colombia's neutral interest rate , at which monetary policy neither stimulates nor curbs growth, may have fallen, central bank co-director Cesar Vallejo said.

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Caribbean News Now!

Colombia's economy grows 6.4 percent, follows China as fastest growing country

BOGOTA, Colombia -- In the first quarter of 2014, Colombia's economy grew 6.4 percent in relation to the same period last year, the government's statistics agency, DANE, announced.

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The Washington Post

US cracks down on Caribbean drug trafficking ring

Ten suspected members of a multimillion-dollar drug trafficking ring that distributed huge amounts of cocaine throughout Puerto Rico and on the U.S. mainland have been indicted, authorities said Tuesday.

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Sinn Fein Newsroom

Murphy meets victims of Colombian state violence

Sinn FA©in MP Conor Murphy continued his visit to Colombia today today by meeting with victims of state violence to hear their stories at first hand.

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Reuters

Colombian mine mechanics, gov't to seek end to 12-day strike

Mechanics at Colombia's largest coal mines will meet on Tuesday with contractor Dimantec and representatives from the labor ministry in an effort to negotiate an end to a 12-day strike.

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Reuters

Colombian mine mechanics, gov't to seek end to 12-day strike

Mechanics at Colombia's largest coal mines will meet on Tuesday with contractor Dimantec and representatives from the labor ministry in an effort to negotiate an end to a 12-day strike.

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Miami New Times

J.J. Rendon: Alvaro Uribe Did "the Dirty Work of the Chavistas Without Knowing It"

It's been a chaotic summer for Colombians. First, they watched their national soccer team win four straight games at the World Cup.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Hispanically Speaking

Colombian President Vows to Stop Future Presidents From Seeking Re-Election

President Juan Manuel Santos told lawmakers at the opening session of Colombia's Congress that among the priorities of his second administration will be undoing the 2004 constitutional amendment allowing an incumbent head of state to seek re-election.

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Bloomberg

Colombia Para Release Key to Ending Conflict, AG's Office Says

The release from prison of former paramilitary chiefs, responsible for the deaths of thousands of Colombians, is a key step toward ending the country's internal conflict, according to Carlos Villamil, director of transitional justice in the Attorney General's office.

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The Atlantic

How Not to Design a World Without Borders

Hitler was behind the wheel, racing through a blur of jungle toward Ecuador's border with Colombia.

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Sinn Fein Newsroom

Colombian peace process can learn much from Ireland - Murphy

Sinn FA©in MP Conor Murphy has said lessons from the peace process here could help end conflict in Colombia.

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Psychology Today

Mindful Listening to Enhance Your Life Performance

I am often asked this question: how come that guerrilla fighters, paramilitary leaders and gang members sit down with you and confess to you? More often than not, I respond with a smile and a gentle shrug of the shoulders, but over the past few weeks, as I was designing a new training in effective communication, I pondered that question and ... (more)

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Metro

NEWDoes this picture show Rodriguez on his way to finalise Real Madrid move?

ACABO DE VER A JAMES EN EL AVION DE MEDELLIN A MADRID ESTA EN MI MISMO VUELO http://t.co/wUHSovC5bi - JuanMa Gomez July 20, 2014 Monaco winger James Rodriguez is seemingly nearing a switch to Real Madrid - if a picture of the Colombia star apparently boarding a flight to Madrid is anything to go by.

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Global Voices Online

Colombia: "What Do You Love About Medellin Downtown?"

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

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The Baltimore Sun

Colombia's Santos opens 'Congress of peace,' urges deal with rebels

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos opened a new session of Congress on Sunday, calling on lawmakers to back government efforts to strike a peace deal with Marxist rebels to end 50 years of war.

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The Independent

'The Mouse': Colombian drug cartel leader is trapped in Spain

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Switched

23 Food Reasons Colombians Know What's Good

Abroad, the South American nation has suffered from age-old stereotypes and misidentification - seriously, it's Colombia, NOT Columbia - but none of it has ever stopped its people from being known as some of the happiest on earth .

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Forbes.com

What It Feels Like To Take A Gun Shot Point-Blank

Sadly this weekend marks two years since psychopath James Holmes opened fire in a crowded Aurora, CO, movie theater, killing 12 and wounding 58. The anniversary got me thinking about gun violence.

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