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Indigenous People, Afro-Colombians and Peasants Unite Against Illegal Mining in River Ovejas, Colombia

Despite threats, indigenous people from the Laguna Siberia, members from five different areas within the ancestral territory of Sat Tama Kiwe de Caldono, Afro-descendents from the La Toma Community Council and resident campesinos in the surrounding areas joined together to protest against illegal mining in the area of Río Ovejas...

Mining and Ecocide in Santander, Colombia

Illegal mining is a problem affecting the Colombian department of Santander, where residents have seen first-hand how extraction and other processes linked to mining cause pollution. The video below was produced by Corporación PODION, as part of the project “Caravan for the awareness and collection of complaints in defense of...

Colombia Detains Chinese-Flagged Ship Over Illegal Arms Transport

15 hours agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

Colombian authorities detained a China-flagged ship traveling to Cuba for illegally transporting around 100 tonnes of gunpowder and other materials used to make explosives and arrested the captain, the attorney general's office said. The post Colombia Detains Chinese-Flagged Ship Over Illegal Arms Transport appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

[Review] ‘Out of the Dark’ Is an Impressive Production With a Lame Story

Shot on location in Colombia, Lluís Quílez’s ghostly thriller Out of the Dark features some truly striking photography and an Old Testament sense of right and wrong. It falls into the horror sub-genre of white people moving in on land where they’re not very welcome and does so in a predictable manner. After an ominous […]

Mr. Uribe, Hop on Board!

"Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind" -John F. Kennedy Senator Álvaro Uribe Velez served as President of Colombia from 2002 to 2010. In this period, he managed to transform the country under his "Democratic Security" policy. Show More Summary

Students in Democratic Schools Learn More

by David Kirp:ARMENIA, Colombia — IN a one-room rural schoolhouse an hour’s drive from this city in a coffee-growing region of Colombia, 30 youngsters ages 5 to 13 are engrossed in study. In most schools, students sit in rows facing the teacher, who does most of the talking. Show More Summary

Colombian Rebels Free Mayor Captured in December

Members of the rebel group known as National Liberation Army of Colombia (ELN) have released Freddy Ramirez Palacios, the mayor of Alto Baudo, Colombia. Ramirez was abucted in December of last year.

WATCH: What It's Like to Be LGBT in Colombia

Discover what coming out and fending off homophobia looks like for LGBT Columbians in these clips. read more

‘Bean Bang Theory’ Concludes: It’s Colombia not Columbia

I have no idea how much money the Colombian government has put into its latest coffee campaign, but their creatives could use a little help. Besides the name of the campaign, which is supposed to be a pun (Bean Bag –Not Big … Continue reading ?

'Out of the Dark' brilliantly shot, poorly executed

At almost every juncture in "Out of the Dark," a ghost thriller set in Colombia, something textured and evocative — a poor village, a dark old house, a menacing jungle — is beautifully photographed. Nearly everything else (story, direction, performances, scares) is thuddingly...

Seven Dodge Bullets in Six Days as Violence Aimed at Colombian Unionists Continues

Cali, Colombia, has never been an easy place to be a trade unionist. As the trade agreement between Colombia and the United States turns three years old, union leaders there are still being shot at by death squads who see organized workers as a dangerous, radical element that must be eliminated. Just in the past week, seven unionists were shot at by masked gunmen in Cali.

VICE News Capsule - Thursday, February 26

5 days agoNews : Vice News

Russia refuses to free a Ukrainian pilot from prison, Iranian armed forces stage attack on replica US carrier, two major drug busts in Colombia over the last week, and bionic reconstruction gives Austrian amputees improved limb cont...

Why Is the Wall Street Journal Dismissing Colombia's War Crimes?

One of the most shocking crimes in Colombia's recent history—and that's saying something—is the “false positives” scandal. Over the last three decades, military units—many of which received American...

The 4 Key Traits Of A World-Class Stock

I recently returned from a week of travels along the Caribbean coast of Colombia. The sights were unbelievable... but the sounds were even more impeccable. You see, the region loves its music,

For Y Combinator-funded influencer startup Themidgame, it’s about more than money

Cofounder and Colombian native Andrés Felipe Diaz told us: "Nobody in Colombia knows we're at Y Combinator." They will now.

SCHOTTEL Opens Colombia Subsidiary

SCHOTTEL has opened a new subsidiary in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.   Serving as managing director of SCHOTTEL de Colombia is Julio Carrasquilla Martínez who

Hilarcotherium castanedaii: a new Miocene Neogene Astrapotherian Meridiungulatan From Colombia

Hilarcotherium castanedaii, gen. et sp. nov., a new Miocene astrapothere (Mammalia, Astrapotheriidae) from the Upper Magdalena Valley, ColombiaAuthors:Vallejo-Pareja et alAbstract:Astrapotheria is an order of extinct South American herbivores recorded throughout the continent, from the late Paleocene to middle Miocene. Show More Summary

Level 3 adds extension to Colombia SAC-1 submarine cable

Level 3 Communications has made an extension to the SAC-1 submarine cable with a new branch to a cable station in Buenaventura on Colombia's Pacific coast near Cali, according to a recent FCC filing.

Radamel Falcao and the Broken Path to Stardom

last weekSports : Vice: Sports

After starting out in Colombia's second division, Falcao managed to become a soccer demigod. However, the journey may have been too much for him to take on.

Daily Headlines: February 23, 2015

Cuba: The 270 members of the Ladies in White could soon select their new leader due to infighting within the Cuban protest group. South America: Diplomatic tensions have grown between Peru and Chile over a spying scandal. Colombia: The U.S. Show More Summary

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