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2 hrs ago | WPTV Local News

Hispanic Heritage Month begins

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.

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6 hrs ago | WGBH

'Nude' Or Not, Women's Cycling Team Uniform Makes Waves

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.

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6 hrs ago | The Star Online

Leftist rebels slay two oil company contractors in Colombia

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.

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7 hrs ago | Global Voices Online

Take a Musical Tour of Latin America's Talented Subway Performers

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.

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13 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Cookson calls women's uniforms 'unacceptable'

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.

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18 hrs ago | Global Voices Online

Colombian Female Cyclist Uniform Sparks Social Networks

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone. The female team of BogotA Humana, that will take part on the 19 edition of the Giro di Toscana, presented a singular red and yellow uniform that from the waist to the groin has a beige-colored strip with female private parts drawn on it.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Hispanically Speaking

Colombian Presidents Responds to Attack on Argentine Tourists

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.

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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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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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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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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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