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36 min ago | Caribbean News Now!

Colombian women's network receives annual UN refugee award

The 19 coordinators of Butterflies, a women's rights network in Colombia, which also has 100 core volunteers. They put their lives on the line to assist forcibly displaced women and those who have been subject to sexual or physical violence.

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8 hrs ago | KMIZ

Uber CEO: We'll run your errands

So says CEO Travis Kalanick, who is bullish the company is worth more than its $18 billion valuation. Currently, Uber is quadrupling each year, he said.

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10 hrs ago | Inside Colombia

Land restitution amid the armed conflict

The Victims and Restitution of Lands Law - considered the most important human rights initiative of President Juan Manuel Santos' administration - seeks to reestablish within ten years the rights of citizens dispossessed of their properties or forced to abandon them due to violence since January 1991. "Colombia is the only country in the world that is going ahead with the restitution of lands in the middle of an armed conflict," said Ricardo Sabogal, director of the Land Restitution Unit .

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

ETaiwanNews.com

Sunday, September 21

1949 - West Germany comes into existence as U.S., British and French occupation zones are transferred to German control; People's Republic of 1956 - Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza is shot by a liberal poet. He dies eight days later and is succeeded by his son.

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Inside Colombia

Benicio del Toro's Pablo Escobar film premieres at Toronto Film Festival

"Escobar: Paradise Lost" tells the story of a young man who falls in love with a Colombian, which turns out to be the niece of the legendary leader of the Medellin cartel. Directed by Italian Andrea Di Stefano, the film tells the story of a young man who, during a visit to his brother falls in love with a beautiful Colombian.

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Inside Colombia

Colombian opera singer lands debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York

Colombian opera singer Valeriano Lanchas will play the role of Bartolo in the New York Metropolitan Opera's "The Barber of Seville" by Rossini, reported local media on Friday. "I'm very happy, I was asked to play the role of Bartolo in the opera 'The Barber of Seville' by Rossini.

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Inside Colombia

Colombian pro-legalization group smokes marijuana in front of Congress

A group of protesters peacefully sat and smoked marijuana in front of Colombia's Congress on Thursday to demand the legalization of personal doses of the banned drug. One of the group's leaders said they sought to end the stigmatization of the drug and that they would continue these types of protests, "rolling joints in any place" in the capital city of Bogota.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, South America, World News, Alvaro Uribe

Milngavie Today

Concert for street kids in Colombia

St Joseph's Church - members of Justice and peace group organising concert for street kids in Colombia. L/R Dorothy Parkin, Mary Williamson, John McMenemy, Fr P Currie, Ron? Docherty, Drew Williamson.

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Global Voices Online

HiperBarrio/Convergentes: A Virtual Community Evolves While Preserving Its Essence

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone. A feature of any community , including a virtual one , is that over time it evolves.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Babalu Blog

Enslaved Cuban doctors sold by Castro regime to Venezuela escaping to U.S. by the hundreds

A member of the Venezuelan National Guard patrols along the Tachira River, which forms the border with Colombia, on Sept. 5, 2014.

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CNews

Accused drug mule applying to return to Canada

Tabitha Ritchie, the 29-year-old London woman under house arrest in Bogota, Colombia, on a drug smuggling charge, is starting the paperwork and crossing her fingers she can serve the rest of her four-year sentence in Canada. "I just really want to be home so I can rehabilitate myself better and start anew, to leave this behind me and move forward," she said in an email to QMI Agency.

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Hotel Business

Sonesta Opens Hotel Pereira in Colombia

Sonesta is expanding its global portfolio in Colombia with the opening of Sonesta Hotel Pereira, a new-build property under the management of GHL Hoteles. Sonesta Hotel Pereira is situated on the road to Cerritos, with access to major cities in the coffee region, the Zona Franca industrial area and nearby theme parks and attractions.

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Queerty

Gay Colombian Teen Bullied To Death By Catholic School Officials

The mother of a 16-year-old gay Colombian boy who committed suicide last month has come forward with shocking allegations that officials at her son's Catholic school had bullied him to death. According to El Espectador , Sergio Urrego had endured relentless bullying and harassment from administrators at Gimnasio Castillo Campestre, a Catholic high school in Bogota, after they confiscated his phone and discovered a photo of him kissing his boyfriend on it.

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Business Journal

Tampa Port Authority has sister port in Colombia

The Tampa Port Authority has signed a sister port agreement with the Port of Cartagena in Colombia.

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BBC News

Colombian women's group wins UN refugee prize

Fighting for women's rights in the Colombian municipality of Buenaventura can be a dangerous task, and Gloria Amparo Arboleda knows it just too well. Ms Arboleda is a founding member of Butterflies with New Wings, a network of volunteers that has been supporting local survivors of violence, sexual abuse and forced displacement since 2010.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

Prisoners kept handcuffed in park in Colombia

It was a day in the park for about 40 prisoners - handcuffed to each other, a fence and even a children's slide. Authorities have been holding some crime suspects in a public park in western Bogota's La Granja neighborhood because they say there is no more room at a local detention center.

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KWQC-TV Davenport

Prisoners kept handcuffed in park in Colombia

11, 2014. . A police officer guards detainees at a children's playground in a public park in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, Sept.

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WBOC-TV Salisbury

Prisoners kept handcuffed in park in Colombia

11, 2014. . A police officer guards detainees at a children's playground in a public park in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, Sept.

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Colombia: Man freed after US calls off extradition

A rural carpenter in Colombia erroneously charged with high-stakes money laundering walked free Wednesday after the U.S. withdrew an extradition request for him, officials said. An official with the Colombian Prosecutor's Office had earlier said the U.S. Justice Department told the office it erred in seeking the extradition of 42-year-old Ariel Josue Martinez.

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AlertNet

Stigma silences Colombia's male war rape victims

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