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2 hrs ago | WPTV Local News
For more than forty years, Hispanics and non-Hispanics in the U.S. have recognized the contributions of Hispanics to the fields of science, health, culture, politics and culture in their adopted land. And Palm Beach County is no exception.
6 hrs ago | WGBH
This photo of a women's pro cycling team from Colombia raised both eyebrows and the question of who designed the uniforms. One of the team's riders reportedly created the design.
6 hrs ago | The Star Online
Leftist guerrillas in northeastern Colombia killed two contractors working on a pipeline for the state oil company, Ecopetrol, military sources said on Monday. The shooting occurred on Sunday in the rural municipality of Teorama along the border with Venezuela, while the workers were doing maintenance work on the Cano Limon-Covenas pipeline.
7 hrs ago | Global Voices Online
See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone. Have you ever been to Buenos Aires, Quito, Caracas, or Mexico City? If so, it's highly likely that you have ridden the metro in these cities.
13 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald
The president of the International Cycling Union says the flesh-colored uniforms worn by a Colombian women's cycling team are "unacceptable." The uniform, with a flesh-colored section between stomach and thighs, was worn by IDRD-Bogota Humana-San Mateo-Solgar riders at the Tour of Tuscany in Italy over the weekend.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos presented Saturday a five-step plan for improving security on Colombia's San Andres Island, where two Argentine tourists were assaulted last month. San Andres, located in the Colombian Caribbean, is one of the country's leading tourist attractions, the reason why alarms went off when an Argentine suffered gunshot wounds while trying to defend his girlfriend during a robbery last August, a crime that came on the heels of a 23-year-old man being murdered on the island.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
A member of the Venezuelan National Guard patrols along the Tachira River, which forms the border with Colombia, on Sept. 5, 2014.
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.
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.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 03:57 pm
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