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1 hr ago | Inside Colombia

Medellin: from murder capital to model city

Residents of MedellA n's poorest slums used to be suspicious of strangers. Who in their right minds would be wandering the winding steps up the steep slopes of their neighborhoods, controlled by local criminal gangs so violent that even police feared to go there? MedellA n flaunted its makeover as it hosted UN Habitat's World Urban Forum with tours ... (more)

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8 hrs ago | Albany Times Union

Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown

A man reads a newspaper fronted with the news of the death of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in Aracataca, the town were he was born in Colombia's Caribbean coast, Friday, April 18, 2014.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Miami Herald

Gabriel García Márquez: Master of magical realism, Nobel Prize winner dies

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature, was among Latin America's most popular writers and widely considered the father of a literary style known as magic realism.

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The Telegraph

A life worth waiting for in solitude for hundred years

Gabriel Garcia Marquez listens to a speech during the New Journalism Prize awards ceremony at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Monterrey, Mexico, on October 2, 2007.

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The L Magazine

How a Director Gets His Hands Dirty: Talking With Manos Sucia's Josef Kubota Wladyka

Manos Sucias is the story of two young men from Buenaventura, an impoverished town on Columbia's Pacific coast, who pair up to take a fishing boat on a perilous drug run for a ruthless drug lord.

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US News & World Report

Latin America's Booming Middle Class Brings Good and Bad News

Recently, the World Bank released statistics revealing, for the first time in history, that by 2016 Latin America's middle classes will outnumber the region's poor.

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Inside Colombia

Acid Attacks in Colombia Get Attention

Viviana Hernandez sells beauty products door to door in Neiva, a Colombian city where daytime temperatures regularly soar to 90 degrees.

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Wall Street Journal

Gabriel GarcA a MA rquez, Nobel Prize-Winning Author, Dies

BOGOTA , Colombia-The Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel GarcA a MA rquez popularized magical realism in Latin American literature by writing fantastical novels that drew on the folk tales and ghost stories he had heard as a child on Colombia's poor, sun-baked Caribbean coast.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

NewsOK.com

Colombia investigating increases in earthquakes

Colombian authorities are working with Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. to investigate an increase in seismic activity in the nation's biggest oil-producing area.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

10 Things to Know for Friday

A man holds a Ukrainian national flag during a rally in support of a united Ukraine in Donetsk, Ukraine, Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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AlertNet

TIMELINE-Life and times of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature and popularized the genre of magical realism, died on Thursday at the age of 87. 1927 - Garcia Marquez is born on March 6 in Aracataca, a backwater banana-growing town near Colombia's Caribbean coast.

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People

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Has Died

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City around midday, according to people close to his family.

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The Dirt

Medellin's Metamorphosis

"The turning point in our city's history was the killing of Pablo Escobar," said Alexander Velez, our guide during a tour of Medellin, organized by UN-Habitat during the World Urban Forum .

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Trend Hunter Magazine

Dangerous Drive Alcohol Ads - Dislicores' Anti-Drinking and Driving...

These anti-drinking and driving ads for Colombia-based liquor trading company Dislicores subtly illustrate how difficult certain tasks can be on their own and that trying to do them under the influence is more challenging, as well as dangerous.

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India Together

On the right track, but miles to go

In March this year, Gil Penalosa of the Toronto-based NGO 8-80 Cities spoke in Mumbai and Bangalore of his global vision for liveable cities.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Inside Colombia

Main Link Between the Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel and FARC Captured

Colombian police have arrested an operative from Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel who was attempting to buy cocaine laboratories from Colombia's FARC rebels, in another sign the cartel is extending its reach further down the drug supply chain.

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Press-Telegram

Long Beach Bike Fest to take place in East Village on May 3

In this May 8, 2010 file photo, Isabella Casillas, 2, of Long Beach, cheers on riders while being held by her mother, Marissa, along the straight away of the Long Beach Bicycle Grand Prix at the annual Long Beach Bike Festival.

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Hispanically Speaking

Colombian Police Seize 3 Tons of Liquid Cocaine

Colombian police on Tuesday seized 2,877 kilos of liquid cocaine discovered in the Caribbean port of Cartagena, where seven tons of the drug in solid form were confiscated a week ago.

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The Economist

Bello: Will the real Mr Santos please speak up

UNTIL a few weeks ago, nobody seriously thought that Juan Manuel Santos would fail to win a second term in an election on May 25th.

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Fibre2Fashion

Colombian firm launches bulletproof clothing for women

With the aim of providing protection to women, Colombian apparel firm Miguel Cabarello has unveiled its new 2014 collection of bulletproof clothing exclusively for women recently in the Mexican capital of Mexico City.

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