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3 hrs ago | AlertNet

INTERVIEW-Colombia ICRC says peace may solve mystery of disappeared

A government peace accord with Marxist FARC rebels may help solve the mystery behind tens of thousands of Colombians who disappeared during 50 years of war, a Red Cross official said on Wednesday.

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6 hrs ago | InvestorIdeas.com

(Erratum) Daily Colombian Equities Bulletin and Fundamentals April 22, 2014

April 23, 2014 The Colcap index closed at 1,655 points .Total turnover reached USD 93 mn.

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10 hrs ago | Buenos Aires Herald

Mexico editor: Garc a M rquez left unpublished manuscript

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos listens to Mozart''s Requiem played in honour of Garcia Marquez at the Cathedral in Bogota.

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15 hrs ago | Suria

Ferry crew say impossible to deploy life rafts

Crew members detained over South Korea's ferry disaster said Tuesday they had done their best to launch life rafts, and one suggested possible technical reasons for the ship capsizing.

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19 hrs ago | Suria

'Cheese diplomacy' fails as French...

A French school has turned down the rare chance to train North Koreans in the proud Gallic art of cheese-making.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Colombia tribunal restores ousted Bogota mayor

A Colombian tribunal on Tuesday ordered that Gustavo Petro be restored as mayor of Bogota, just weeks after he was officially ousted from the post over mismanagement.

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Houston Chronicle

Colombia court reinstates ousted Bogota mayor

In this March 19, 2014, file photo, Bogota's Mayor Gustavo Petro speaks to supporters from a balcony of the city hall in Bogota, Colombia.

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TalkLeft

President of Colombia: War on Drugs a Failure

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says the War on Drugs has failed and we need a new approach to drug trafficking.

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The Dirt

An Escalator to Opportunity

Colombia's decades of civil war displaced hundreds of thousands of people. Fleeing the countryside, they arrived in the cities like Medellin, only to discover a brutal world ruled by drug lords.

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Reuters

Urban hero takes on establishment in Colombia presidential race

Enrique Penalosa, a jovial economist who made Colombia's congested capital more tolerable when he was mayor in the 1990s, is bringing his urban smarts to the national scene, hoping to persuade voters he will bring peace and prosperity as president.

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ABC News

Colombia Arrests 10 Cocaine Smugglers at Airport

Colombia's anti-narcotics police force says it arrested five foreigners and five Colombians trying to smuggle cocaine through Bogota's international airport during Holy Week.

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The Miami Herald

Colombia arrests 10 cocaine smugglers at airport

Colombia's anti-narcotics police force says it arrested five foreigners and five Colombians trying to smuggle cocaine through Bogota's international airport during Holy Week.

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BBC News

Colombian tribute to Garcia Marquez

Colombia is paying tribute to its most celebrated author, Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died on Thursday aged 87. President Juan Manuel Santos will lead a ceremony in Bogota's cathedral which is expected to be attended by the author's sisters.

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World News Report

New Colombia Resources Inc. Appoints Dr. Robert Melamede PhD as...

New Colombia Resources, Inc. , a U.S. company with coal and other resource assets in Colombia, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Robert J. Melamede PhD, President of Cannabis Science, Inc., as a scientific advisor to gain approval to legally research and market cannabis based pharmaceutical products in Colombia and other Latin American ... (more)

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Inside Colombia

Rancher 'kidnapped by ELN' found dead in northeast Colombia

The body of a rancher kidnapped and held for a week by the ELN was found on Sunday by rural workers in the northeast of Colombia, according to local media reports.

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Inside Colombia

In Colombia, War as a legacy

The National Ombudsman's Office estimates that about 6,000 children are in the hands of illegal armed groups, while the NGO Human Rights Watch puts the figure closer to 11,000.

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Liverpool FC

ClubCall: Reds to join Muriel race

This story has been reproduced from today's media. It does not necessarily represent the position of Liverpool Football Club.

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The Miami Herald

His words, ideas formed my identity

It was my senior year at Hialeah-Miami Lakes Sr., seven years after my family emigrated from Colombia.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Colombians Fight 'Columbia' Misspelling

BOGOTA , Colombia-"Just landed in Columbia. On my way to the hotel," Paris Hilton tweeted last year as her plane touched down in BogotA for the opening of one of her handbag shops.

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Xinhuanet

Feature: Master of magical realism's intriguing bond with China

The death of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez last Thursday shocked and saddened many Chinese fans of the Colombian writer, who started out as an obscure journalist and became the master of magical realism.

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