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34 min ago | The Washington Post
Two Venezuelan activists recently deported by Colombia have surfaced in a video that purportedly shows them discussing plans to stockpile weapons and launch attacks on government targets in apparent attempt to destabilize President Nicolas Maduro's rule. The video, which aired Monday night on a TV program known for battering the government's foes, apparently contains excerpts from a Skype video conference Lorent Saleh and Gabriel Valles had with an unidentified third person, whose voice is distorted.
4 hrs ago | Inside Colombia
According to recent studies Colombia falls in the lowest ranking group worldwide for itA s level of spoken English. As reported by worldwide education and cultural exchange organisation Education first Colombia ranks 44 out of 60 with a "very low" general level of English.
8 hrs ago | Inside Colombia
According to a Colombian business federation, 90 percent of small business owners in the Medellin area are victims of extortion, a figure that underscores both the prevalence of the crime and its enormous economic impact. The director of the National Federation of Small Businesses in Antioquia province, Sergio Soto, has reported that 90 percent of the 20,000 small businesses in the Aburra Valley, which includes Medellin, are forced to make weekly extortion payments of between $25 and $125, reported El Colombiano.
9 hrs ago | Packer
The Colombian goldenberry, also known as uchuva, physalis or Cape gooseberry, is now approved for entry into the U.S. without cold treatment if grown in certain regions, according to a news release. The U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service recognized that the Bogota Savannah and parts of neighboring Boyac and Cundinamarca regions above 2,200 meters are Medfly-free.
14 hrs ago | The Economist
BONANZA, a tropical town in north-eastern Nicaragua, has attracted gold miners since 1880. Still true to its name, it yields over a thousand kilos of the metal every year.
18 hrs ago | Caribbean News Now!
MEDELLIN, Colombia -- The construction materials industry in Colombia has responded to the needs of international markets as it offers quality, value-added logistics and trade advantages. The Expocamacol Fair 2014 was proof of this, as Colombian exporters responded to the specific demands of 24 countries of which 13 were from the Caribbean region.
A Colombian women's cycling team uniform is causing quite a stir. As some point out, the garment's light-colored section appears to make the riders look partially nude.
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.
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.
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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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.
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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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:03 pm
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