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COLOMBIA: Constitutional Court Grants Limited Adoption Rights To Gay Couples

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Progress in Colombia: The Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday that a lesbian woman,could adopt her long-time partner's daughter, since the child in question was the biological child of one of the two partners. The court said Ana Leiderman,...Show More Summary

Silence surrounds Colombia's 92,000 disappeared: ICRC

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By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 92,000 Colombians have disappeared during 50 years of war and at the hands of drug gangs, and the government needs to step up efforts to find missing people, the Red Cross said. Show More Summary

The Roundup

- Amy Goodman: "The Guns of August"; On the importance of World War I for today - Meanwhile, more than 150 Syrian government soldiers kidnapped by IS were murdered - For Colombia, which has been embroiled in a deadly civil war for decades, peace may come soon as progress is made on a deal with FARC rebels

Colombia grants gay couples adoption rights

Court grants limited adoption rights to gay and lesbian couples, setting a precedent for similar cases in the country.

Predicting Brazil's Starting XI Against Colombia

We are exactly one week from Dunga's second coming as Brazil coach. On Friday, September 5, the Selecao take to the field for their first real test since the blitz at the Mineirao which saw their World Cup dreams go up in smoke. Against Colombia, at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami, the rebuilding process begins in earnest. Show More Summary

Colombia court allows lesbian adoption

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Colombia's Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that a lesbian woman could adopt her long-time partner's daughter, though the ruling does not apply to gay adoption in all circumstances. Ana Leiderman appealed to the court to let her partner,...Show More Summary

Colombia arrests 32 politicians over paramilitary ties

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Colombian authorities have arrested 32 local politicians for alleged ties to right-wing paramilitary groups that fueled the country's 50-year conflict before being disbanded a decade ago, prosecutors said Thursday. The mayor of the port town of Turbo, William Palacio Valencia, was among those arrested. Show More Summary

PriceSmart: Bullish Or Bearish?

By Nicholas Pardini: Pricesmart (NASDAQ:PSMT) is the Costco of Central America and the Caribbean. It operates warehouse clubs in Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras, Aruba, Barbados, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and the United States Virgin Islands. Show More Summary

Incident Video: Low Tide Causes Collision in Buenaventura, Colombia

Here is some new video showing a collision between the MV Golden Daisy and the MV Triton while the vessels were berthed at the Compas bulk terminal in Buenaventura, Colombia. The post Incident Video: Low Tide Causes Collision in Buenaventura, Colombia appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Eonatator coellensis: a new, Seemingly Ovoviviparous Campanian Cretaceous Mosasaur From Colombia

Eonatator coellensis nov. sp. (Squamata: Mosasauridae), a new species from the Upper Cretaceous of Colombia.Author:Páramo-FonsecaAbstract:In this study a new mosasaur found in Colombia is given out. The fossil was extracted from Campanian rocks, North of the town of Coello, Tolima Department. Show More Summary

Colombian kingpin's former hit man leaves prison

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A man who confessed to hundreds of murders as head of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar's army of assassins has been freed from a maximum security prison under heavy police guard.

Meet the Self-Proclaimed President of Colombia's Hottest Music Trend

All along Colombia’s Caribbean coast, champeta music booms out of tricked-out, streetside mobile speaker systems called picós. The genre is a product of the region, one long-marked with racial tension and sharp socio-economic inequality. Show More Summary

World's Largest Totem Pole in Alert Bay , Canada

At 173 feet tall, the wooden tribal totem in Alert Bay, British Colombia is demonstrably the tallest tower of its kind in the entire world, but many people have argued that for a number of reasons it is not worthy of the surprisingly contentious title. Show More Summary

Venezuela battles obesity amid dearth of good food

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela's socialist government is sounding the alarm about growing waistlines in a country where record food shortages are making it harder to put healthy meals on the table, prompting many people to fill up on empty calories.

Colombian kingpin's former hit man leaves prison

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A former hit man for Pablo Escobar, who confessed to hundreds of murders as head of the drug kingpin's army of assassins, was freed from prison on Tuesday amid angry protests by his many alleged victims.

Colombian Cartel Killer Could be Paroled

One of the worst killers in Colombia’s modern history could be freed from prison as soon as today despite committing hundreds of homicides.Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vásquez is expected to be paroled today after having spent twenty-three years behind bars for the crimes he committed as the security chief of the Medellin drug cartel. Show More Summary

Question Of The Day: Carros Blindados

A few days ago, Jalopnik posted a link to a classified site in Colombia that listed a bunch of armored cars for sale. These aren’t the MRAPs patroling the streets of Ferguson either. Hell, they’re even more discreet than the typical black Suburbans you see roaming around D.C. Show More Summary

Colombian hatchery embarks on expansion plan

Pronavicola, one of Colombia’s leading companies in the poultry sector, is embarking on a multi-phase hatchery expansion project for its broiler operation in Buga (Valle del Cauca).

Bill Black on Bank Fraud: The Wall Street Journal’s Choleric Rant about Cholera and Bank Fraud Epidemics

I was struck by the title of a choleric rant by the Wall Street Journal entitled “Banking in a Time of Cholera.” The WSJ’s title is a play on words on the title of a novel, “Love in the Time of Cholera,” by Colombia’s greatest writer, Gabriel García Márquez (“Gabo”). Show More Summary

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