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The Globe and Mail
It's time for Canada to join the 'second NAFTA' of the Pacific
During his trip to Peru and Colombia this week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper will attend the Pacific Alliance Leaders' Summit in Cali, Colombia.
Mon May 20, 2013
The Globe and Mail
Canada called 'a natural fit' for Pacific Alliance
Sergio Alcocer, Mexico's vice-minister of Foreign Affairs pose for a photograph May 17, 2013 during his visit to Ottawa.
Colombian president hints he will run for re-election in 2014
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos hinted on Friday that he would seek re-election next year to ensure continuity of his policies - including peace talks with Marxist FARC rebels - though he did not explicitly announce his candidacy.
Colombia to Investigate Sex Roulette 'Game' Involving Minors
Colombian authorities announced Monday they will begin investigating "sex roulette," a newly discovered sex game played by minors that got a 14-year old girl accidentally pregnant.
Mugger steals woman's phone at Colombian bus stop... and is immediately run over
A hapless mugger was lucky to escape with his life after being hit by a bus seconds after stealing a woman's phone.
SUMMIT-Colombia pins energy hopes on shale oil discoveries
With Colombia's oil reserves stretching to less than seven years, its biggest challenge is boosting exploration and attracting fresh investment to uncap a "world of discovery" in shale oil, the energy minister said.
Sun May 19, 2013
'Atlanta Streets Alive' Takes Over Midtown Sunday
It's almost here! On Sunday, May 19, Atlanta Streets Alive will close 2.7 miles of Atlanta's signature street to cars, and open it up to the public - for 4 hours - to create a whole new healthy, sustainable and vibrant city street experience.
Kidnapping Gangs Shift from Venezuela-Colombia Border
Binational kidnapping gangs made up of Colombians and Venezuelans are spreading from the border states into central Venezuela, fuelling a trend that has seen Venezuela overtake Colombia as a kidnapping hotspot.
Colombian Foreign Minister to Pay Official Visit to Peru
The Colombian foreign minister Maria Angela Holguin will travel soon to Lima, invited by her Peruvian counterpart, Eda Rivas, to prepare a visit of Ollanta Humala, president of that Andean country, to Bogota.
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Phone thief ran into speeding bus in botched getaway
A Colombian thief badly botched his getaway after stealing a woman's mobile phone in a Bogota bus station.
Sat May 18, 2013
Peace in Colombia: Reality, Myth and Wishful Thinking
An analysis of the Colombian peace process that takes on the myths about "peace" and the rush to support yet another defeat for workers and peasant movements in Colombia.
Inter Press Service
Film on Sexual Abuse Wins at Colombia-Venezuela Festival
Twelve feature-length and 10 short films were screened at the May 13-16 festival, held in the border cities of CAocuta in northeastern Colombia and San CristA3bal in western Venezuela.
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Venezuelan opposition leader sued in Colombia
Source: Colombia Reports Venezuelan opposition leader sued in Colombia posted by Adriaan Alsema May 16, 2013 Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles and Colombian former President Alvaro Uribe have been sued for trying to disrupt exports to Venezuela and destabilize their governments.
Fri May 17, 2013
Vibrant styles with poignant history
Women and girls of all ages sat patiently as brightly coloured fabrics and beads were weaved into their hair during the ninth Afro-hairdressers' competition in Cali.
Caribbean News Now!
OAS secretary general to present report on drug problem in the Americas to the president of Colombia
BOGOTA, Colombia -- The secretary general of the Organization of American States , Jos Miguel Insulza, will deliver on Friday to the president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, the "Report on the Drug Problem in the Americas," prepared by the hemispheric institution during the last year following the mandate of the Summit of the Americas held in ... (more)
Colombia: Is FARC making room for drug cartels?
More repression against terrorist and illegal armed groups could be behind the strengthening of the presence of Mexican drug cartels in the country.
Roiled over rolls: No toilet paper has Venezuelans fuming
LA VICTORIA, Venezuela - Soraida Gil says she can live without coffee but draws the line at toilet paper.
WNYC-AM New York
Edmar Castaneda And Friends On JazzSet
As a child in Bogota, Edmar Castaneda and his sister took folk dance classes. Their mother made sure of that.
WEDC planning South America trade mission
Brazil is one of the countries a Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.-led trade delegation is planning to visit in September.
Thu May 16, 2013
Latin America's Free-Trade Champions
Chilean finance minister Felipe LarraA n has called it "the most exciting thing going on today in Latin America." Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos believes it is "perhaps the most significant and profound integration process in the history of Latin America." A recent headline said it has created "a new Latin American superpower." It has also ... (more)