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Global Demining Initiative for Colombia

As Colombia closes in on an historic peace accord, one of the many challenges ahead will be taking action against one of the conflict’s deadliest legacies: landmines and unexploded munitions that litter the Andean nation, and have killed or injured more than 11,000 Colombians over the past 25 yea

NYU research: A window to prevent HIV/AIDS epidemic in Colombia

In the early 1990s, drug production in Colombia diversified to include heroin as well as cocaine, and since then the country's role in the heroin trade has substantially increased. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Colombia produced approximately 70 to 100 metric tons of heroin between 1998 and 2004. Show More Summary

Colombia's ELN rebels declare 72-hour lockdown

BOGOTA (Reuters) - The National Liberation Army, a leftist Colombian rebel group known as ELN, has declared a 72-hour armed lockdown in areas where they operate, restricting transport and commerce amid signs of further delays in their efforts to begin peace talks.

NYU Research: A Window to Prevent HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Colombia

A recent study examined injection risk behaviors among heroin injectors in the Colombian cities of Medellin and Pereira to explore the implications for possible increased HIV transmission within PWID.

Colombia’s Carnaval Is an Assault on the Senses

If you’ve been to a party anywhere, you already know what Carnaval is about—music, dancing, drinking, drugs, petty theft—but Barranquilla’s version is bigger, louder, more colorful, and goes on longer.

Rare Interview With Erick Morillo About Life, Music, Growth And His Avalon Residency

Legends hardly know they are becoming legendary until an era evolves. As the electronic music community continues to grow, legends are born. Hailing from New York and partially raised in Colombia, Erick Morillo is one of these legends. Show More Summary

Pig Progress visits Chinese pig project

China and Colombia are just a few of the countries receiving ample attention in the new edition of Pig Progress that has just become available in print as well as in the digital version of the magazine.

Colombian rebels promise end to use of child soldiers

HAVANA (Reuters) - Colombia's leftist FARC rebels on Wednesday promised they would no longer enlist minors, a gesture aimed at quickly reaching a final peace agreement with the government after more than half a century of war.

Jamel Herring decisions Luis Eduardo Flores

2 days agoSports / Boxing : BoxingNews24

BETHLEHEM, PA. (February 10, 2016) - Undefeated 2012 U.S. Olympian Jamel Herring (15-0, 8 KOs) scored a unanimous decision (100-88, 100-88, 99-89) over Colombia's Luis Eduardo Flores (21-3, 17 KOs) in [...] The post Jamel Herring decisions Luis Eduardo Flores appeared first on Boxing News 24.

Jamel Herring dominates Luis Eduardo Flores on Fox Sports 1

2008 Olympian Raynell Williams and undefeated Alex Martin also earned decision wins. While he didn't get the finish, Jamel Herring took Colombia's Luis Eduardo Flores to school in Bethlehem, picking apart his foe for the full ten rounds. Herring...Show More Summary

Colombian Real Estate, Once Overlooked, Attracting Investors

A three-level penthouse in Medellin, Colombia, that recently sold for $369,000. Images via Colombia, especially for those unfamiliar with or uninformed of the country's recent history, may only be seen through the lens of difficulties with drug trafficking...

Colombian President Says Will Call Referendum on Peace Deal With FARC

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said that he plans to call a plebiscite on a peace deal to be reached with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels.

How Not To Blow Peace in Colombia

4 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

After half a century of war, is it possible the killing will end? This is the best chance theres been, but the worldand the U.S. Congresswill have to help.

Colombia says rebels must free hostages before any peace talks

BOGOTA (Reuters) - The National Liberation Army, Colombia's second-largest leftist rebel group, must release a civilian and a soldier held hostage before the government will agree to begin a peace process, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Monday.

Colombia: Over 3,100 Pregnant Women Tested Positive for Zika Virus, but No Suspected Birth Defects

Many were tested and were positive for having the Zika virus, but none (if any) showed any signs of microcephaly, where the infant’s brain would be affected.   Photo by Secretaria de Saúde POA

I Just Left Colombia

Back foot. Feeling the spike in NY-based Carroll coverage these past 12 months. Photo: Mehring. [Really though.] Rest in Peace Love Park. Thanks for the memories. Switch tre never went down :( ~Seven minutes of raw footage from one of everyone’s new favorites, Mark Humienik. Joey Suriel’s Chromeball interview really puts into perspective why Menace […]

Zika Virus Update: Brazilian Carnival Pushes Through Despite Colombian Report of Over 3,000 Cases in Pregnant Women

On Saturday, Colombia reported that over 3,000 pregnant women have been infected with the mosquito-born Zika virus, but despite the warnings that world health organizations have passed on for the past weeks, Brazilian parties pushed through.

OITNB Star Diane Guerrero Advocates for the End Of Deportations

When Diane Guerrero, star of Orange Is the New Black and Jane the Virgin was 14, she returned home to find her house vacant. Her parents and brother, she soon learned, had been deported to Colombia. Now the Colombian actress advocates fiercely for an end to undocumented immigrant deportation. Read more...

Business, Political Challenges Holding Back Anti-Virus Vaccine

Colombia has recently confirmed three cases of deaths caused by the Zika virus. This is believed to be the first time when health officials have directly connected fatalities to the virus.

Sebastian Munoz Wins Hometown Club Colombia Championship

5 days agoSports / Golf : On Par

Sebastian Munoz won his hometown Club Colombia Championship on Sunday for his first Tour victory, two-putting for birdie from 45 feet on the par-5 18th for a one-stroke victory.

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