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Venice: ‘Los Nadie’ from Colombia Wins Critics’ Week Prize
VENICE, Italy —“Los Nadie” (“The Nobodies”), a first work by Colombian director Juan Sebastian Mesa about five street punks who are street artists in Medellin, is the winner of the Venice Film Festival’s Critics’ Week prize. Shot in black and white in seven days on a declared $2,000 budget, “The Nobodies” depicts Colombia’s so-called anarcho-punks, who... Read more »
3 points by Variety | Venice Film Festival Venice Colombia Italy Ayumi Hamasaki Film Prize Black people
Colombians would vote in favor of peace in plebiscite - poll
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian voters will back a peace deal with Marxist FARC rebels in a plebiscite, according to an opinion poll released on Friday, in encouraging news for President Juan Manuel Santos, who wants the electorate to ratify the measure to end more than 50 years of war.
25 points by Reuters | Colombia Álvaro Uribe Reuters Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Poll Voting Voting system Thomson Reuters
Colombia's Santos says peace deal will pass, more war a disaster
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombians are sure to approve a peace deal with Marxist FARC rebels in a referendum next month because they see the enormous economic opportunity and know renewed war would be a "catastrophe," President Juan Manuel Santos told Reuters.
23 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters News agency Percentage point Economy of Colombia Investment News Colombia
Editorial: Fix this broken system
Juan Laboy and Walter DaSilva are two of the reasons Americans are so angry about our broken immigration system. They are two of the reasons Donald Trump draws wild cheers at his rallies when he pledges to put up that wall along the southern border.As the Herald reported yesterday, Laboy was deported five times over 10 years after initially crossing the border illegally from Mexico. Twice arrested on drug charges while living in Massachusetts he was sent back to his native Dominican Republic four times from here, only to return.
13 points by Boston Herald | Immigration to the United States Immigration Illegal immigration Human migration Crimes Illegal immigration to the United States Colombia Alien
Neymar goal gives Brazil 2-1 win over Colombia
Neymar's second-half goal gave Brazil a 2-1 victory over Colombia on Tuesday as the former world champions registered their second consecutive win to take the second place in the South America qualifying group for Russia 2018.
7357 points by | Brazil South America Argentina Colombia Bolivia Peru Ecuador South American countries
Venezuela to withdraw troops after Colombia border crossing
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will withdraw troops from Colombia's side of the two countries' border, after his soldiers set up camp in the neighboring country, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday.
8 points by Reuters | Mitch McConnell Colombia Reuters Party leaders of the United States Senate Thomson Reuters News agency United States Senate NATO
Bogota blast by bullfighting ring injures 31
An explosion Sunday near the Santamaria bullfighting ring in downtown Bogota, Colombia, injured at least 31 people, many of them policemen, according to reports.
8 points by CNN | Colombia Ecuador Bullfighting Bullring Mexico City Mexico Government of Colombia Alternative Democratic Pole
Across the USA: Protests, closures on a #DayWithoutImmigrants
Only a dozen states didn't have any participants in the boycotts, according to media reports         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Illegal immigration Immigration to the United States Immigration Illegal immigration to the United States Alien Colombia Human migration
US: Venezuela's VP is intl drug trafficker
U.S. authorities on Monday said the vice president of Venezuela was an international drug trafficker and slapped severe sanctions on him.
4837 points by CNN | Mexican Drug War Drug cartel United States Illegal drug trade Colombia Venezuela
Colombia keeps cocaine from spoiling Valentine's Day flowers
Colombia keeps cocaine from spoiling Valentine's Day flowers By Cesar Garcia / Associated Press A worker carries a few dozen rose buds harvested at the Ayura flower company in Tocancipa, north of Bogota, Colombia. (Fernando Vergara / Associated Press) Cocaine is probably the last thing most people...
2 points by Los Angeles Times | Colombia Rose Bogotá United States International trade Illegal drug trade Fernando Vergara Drug cartel
Colombia keeps cocaine from spoiling Valentine's Day flowers
BOGOTA, Colombia — Cocaine is probably the last thing most people think about when buying roses.But every year, police and growers in Colombia must work around the clock to make sure that the romance of Valentine's Day isn't spoiled by the drug, the nation's other major export along with flowers.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Colombia Rose United States Bogotá Flower Plant stem Valentine's Day Police officer
'They had a lot of punishments': life of a FARC child soldier
Laura Dixon, Women & GirlsFeb. 14 (UPI) -- Juanita Barragán was recruited by Colombia's left-wing FARC guerrilla group when she was just 13.
4 points by UPI | Colombia Child Guerrilla warfare Thing Childhood
U.S. sanctions Venezuelan vice president, calls him a drug 'kingpin'
Stephen FellerFeb. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Treasury levied sanctions against the vice president of Venezuela on Monday, designating him as a drug kingpin with ties to terrorist organizations.
14 points by UPI | United States Venezuela Washington D.C. United States Department of the Treasury United Press International United States Coast Guard Colombia Illegal drug trade
Brazil’s huge corruption scandal is spreading to the rest of Latin America
LIMA, Peru — For more than two years the “Car Wash” corruption mega-scandal engulfing Odebrecht, Latin America’s largest construction company, has roiled Brazil.
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Alan García Alejandro Toledo Alberto Fujimori Ricardo Martinelli Colombia Panama Brazil Simón Bolívar
A calmer Colombia looks to boost trade with Colorado
Juan Carlos Pinzón, Colombia's ambassador to the U.S., visited Denver Thursday on a mission to boost trade between that country and Colorado.
23 points by The Denver Post | United States International trade Colombia North American Free Trade Agreement Brazil Government of Colombia Renewable energy Coffee
Columbia grad was strangled with her own bathing suit
The Columbia University graduate found dead in a popular tourist spot in Panama was strangled with her own pink bathing suit, according to a new report. Catherine Johannet, 23, of Scarsdale, NY, was brutally attacked by a mysterious assailant along a wooded trail on Bastimentos Island on Sunday afternoon — just three days after she...
1268 points by New York Post | New York Colombia Columbia University New York City Bocas del Toro Province Sea bathing Tourism Panama
Colombia, ELN rebels begin peace talks in Ecuador
Andrew V. PestanoFeb. 8 (UPI) -- The National Liberation Army, or ELN, rebel group and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos' administration have begun peace negotiations in Ecuador.
1 points by UPI | Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Álvaro Uribe National Liberation Army Mediation United Press International Negotiation Camilo Torres Restrepo
Columbia grad found dead in Panama was likely strangled
The Columbia University graduate who was found dead in a popular tourist spot in Panama was likely strangled, according to a report. Catherine Johannet’s body was discovered Sunday afternoon along a wooded trail on Bastimentos Island — just three days after the 23-year-old from Westchester went missing. Preliminary autopsy findings by Panama’s Institute of Forensic...
63 points by New York Post | Columbia University Forensic science Sibling Family Colombia Death Panama Bocas del Toro Province
Colombia: FARC and ELN areas of influence
Over the last few decades Colombia's biggest rebel groups FARC and ELN have gained a major foothold in the country.
6 points by Al Jazeera English | National Liberation Army Rebellion 2016 Álvaro Uribe 2017 War Contract Colombia
Colombia and ELN in talks to end 52 years of war
Government and the second biggest rebel start talks in neighbouring Ecuador after more than three years of attempts.
631 points by Al Jazeera English | Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Rebellion National Liberation Army Paramilitary Terrorism Negotiation Contract
Colombian government, guerrilla group start peace talks in Ecuador
BOGOTA, Colombia — The Colombian government and the country’s last active guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), officially launched peace talks Tuesday in neutral Ecuador, to end a conflict that has lasted more than 50 years.
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Colombia Nobel Prize Peace Nobel Peace Prize Government of Colombia Guerrilla warfare War Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia
Colombia president's campaign allegedly took Odebrecht cash: official
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos's 2014 election campaign allegedly received as much as $1 million from Brazil's Odebrecht SA, the country's attorney general said on Tuesday, as fallout from a massive corruption scandal continued.
-2 points by Reuters | Álvaro Uribe Reuters São Paulo Thomson Reuters Colombia News agency Brazil Colombian Liberal Party
Colombia begins peace talks with ELN rebels to end 52-year war
BOGOTA/QUITO (Reuters) - Colombia's Marxist ELN rebels began official peace talks with the government on Tuesday in a bid to end their part in a five-decade conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands of people, damaged the economy and left millions displaced.
-2 points by Reuters | Colombia Reuters Nobel Peace Prize Nobel Prize Thomson Reuters Terrorism Peace Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia
ELN rebels free Colombian soldier before peace talks
Andrew V. PestanoFeb. 7 (UPI) -- Colombia's ELN rebel group released soldier Fredy Moreno -- its last hostage -- ahead of peace talks with President Juan Manuel Santos' government in Ecuador.
-2 points by UPI | Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Terrorism United Press International Hostage National Liberation Army Kidnapping Insurgency
About 300 rebels from Colombia's FARC have not demobilized, general says
SAIZA, Colombia (Reuters) - Around 300 fighters from Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels will not demobilize under a peace deal, a military commander said, giving the first official figure of guerrillas who may join with crime gangs seeking control of lucrative rebel drug territory.
39 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters Crime Illegal drug trade Gang National Liberation Army Colombia Commander
Rock bottom cocoa prices could spur some farmers to return to cocaine production
By Marvin G. Perez, Bloomberg News The worst cocoa price rout in more than 17 years is raising concern that farmers in South America may quit growing the raw material used in chocolate, and shift to alternative crops such as cocaine, industry groups said. The beans traded on ICE Futures U.S. in New York have […]
34 points by The Denver Post | Ecuador Ton Tonne Colombia Côte d'Ivoire Caffeine Cocaine El Niño-Southern Oscillation
Peru to give visas to thousands of crisis-weary Venezuelans
LIMA (Reuters) - Peru has created a temporary visa that will allow thousands of Venezuelans to work and study in the country, part of a migratory policy that aims to "build bridges" and "not walls," the Andean nation's interior ministry said.
-2 points by Reuters | Colombia Reuters Thomson Reuters Walls Donald Trump Federal government of the United States Miss Universe Andes
Colombia's ELN exchanges hostage for two captured rebels
Andrew V. PestanoFeb. 3 (UPI) -- Colombia's ELN rebel group freed its second-to-last remaining hostage, former Congressman Odín Sánchez, which will allow peace negotiations to begin.
1 points by UPI | Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Terrorism United Press International Hostage Prison National Liberation Army Government of Colombia
Sagamore Pendry Hotel readies for opening
The old Recreation Pier at the foot of Fells Point felt like a deserted stage on a recent night. Mahogany headboards glistened inside bedrooms, a forgotten jacket draped over one edge. At the heart of the building, nestled inside an open-air garden half-planted with boxwoods and river birch, a...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Hotel Boutique hotel Hotels Fernando Botero Horse Under Armour Colombia Pier
Colombia’s “blood gold” turns up in everything from smartphones to cars
Enter the international gold refiners, armed with certificates of good business practices, who buy the gold and in turn, sell to U.S. corporations large and small.
2 points by The Denver Post | Mining Colombia Gold Supply chain Business ethics Precious metal Gold as an investment Gold coin
Colombian drug kingpin gets private jet to face charges
An alleged Colombian drug kingpin known as “My Blood” has plenty of legroom but little freedom of movement aboard a private jet that flew him to the US. Henry de Jesus López Londoño — whose nickname is “Mi Sangre” in Spanish – was nabbed by authorities in Argentina in 2012 at a restaurant in the...
489 points by New York Post | Buenos Aires Argentina Colombia United States Marshals Service Spanish language Miami Boca Juniors Latin America
Colombia Offers Political Stability and Generous Tax Rebates to Producers
Having shaken off its violent, cartel-infused past, Colombia has emerged as one of the most film-friendly countries in Latin America. The geographically diverse nation – its landscapes range from the snow-capped Andes mountains to the tropical coast along the Caribbean – is home to a vibrant local film and TV community and produces movies and... Read more »
33 points by Variety | Colombia Film Spanish language Spain Andes Tax Bogotá 2016
U.S. judge kidnapped in Colombia by 'common criminals' rescued
Andrew V. PestanoCARTAGENA, Colombia, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Benny Cornelio Osorio Mejía, a judge from the United States who was kidnapped while on vacation in Cartagena, was rescued by Colombian police, officials said.
5 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service United States News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Colombia Orson Welles News agency
Late Mexican composer Juan Gabriel finally wins Latin Grammy
Singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel had never received a Latin Grammy Award during his lifetime, but on Thursday, he became a posthumous double winner.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Grammy Award winners Cirque du Soleil Colombia Staples Center Jennifer Lopez Latin Grammy Award winners Spanish-language singers
Donald Trump win leaves Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela unsure of what to expect
BUENOS AIRES | More than a week after Donald Trump's stunning victory, politicians and policymakers across South America are still scrambling to gauge what to expect from a president-elect who has taken few public stances on most of the continent's most pressing issues. Leaders from Bogota to Buenos Aires have ...
68 points by The Washington Times | Buenos Aires Colombia United States President of the United States North American Free Trade Agreement Argentina Barack Obama George W. Bush
Argentina extradites alleged Colombian cocaine boss 'My Blood' to U.S.
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina extradited an alleged Colombian drug kingpin known as "My Blood" to the United States on Thursday to face charges of organizing cocaine shipments.
20 points by Reuters | United States Colombia Barack Obama Democratic Party President of the United States Buenos Aires Latin America Argentina
Colombian police rescue L.A. judge kidnapped on vacation
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Authorities in Colombia say they have safely rescued a Los Angeles-area judge who had been kidnapped almost a week ago while on vacation in the South American nation. Police say Judge Benny Osorio's captors had demanded a $33,000 ransom for his release. An elite anti-kidnapping unit ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Colombia Arnold Schwarzenegger South America Bogotá Court Cartagena Colombia Pacific Ocean Washington D.C.
Alleged Colombian drug kingpin extradited to the U.S. from Argentina
Karen ButlerBUENOS AIRES, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Henry de Jesus Lopez Londono, an alleged Colombian drug lord known as My Blood, was extradited from Argentina to the United States.
2 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications Latin America William Randolph Hearst Colombia United States Nicaragua
Two suspected FARC fighters killed in Colombia
Army tipped off by local community in Bolivar just days after signing of new peace deal between group and government.
732 points by Al Jazeera English | Colombia Military War Juan Manuel Santos Armed forces Combat Peace Guerrilla warfare
Kenney calls sanctuary city bill 'incredibly dangerous'
Mayor Kenney on Wednesday lashed out at a proposed law that targets the city's policy of giving sanctuary to undocumented immigrants, calling it "incredibly dangerous."
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Immigration Immigration to the United States Illegal immigration Illegal immigration to the United States Crimes Police Colombia United States Congress
FARC: Peace is difficult without amnesty
Fighters must be given amnesty if peace in Colombia is to succeed, the rebels' chief negotiator told CNN en Español.
71 points by CNN | Colombia Ban Ki-moon Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Álvaro Uribe War Medellín Secretary-General of the United Nations Colombian Liberal Party
Colombian statue found after 80-yr search
A South American sculpture which disappeared mysteriously from a museum almost 80 years ago has been recovered and returned to Colombian authorities.
2505 points by CNN | Colombia Nose piercing Cauca River Christopher Columbus Spanish Empire Spanish language Art Sculpture
Colombia's FARC apologizes for taking captives during conflict
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels apologized for the "great pain" they caused by kidnapping thousands of people to fund half a century of conflict as the insurgent group prepared to sign a peace accord with the government.
-1 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters Rebellion News agency Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia News Bogotá
Colombia's FARC releases 13 child soldiers in first phase of peace deal
Andrew V. PestanoBOGOTA, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Colombia's FARC rebel group recently began releasing child soldiers as part of a peace agreement with the administration of President Juan Manuel Santos.
-1 points by UPI | Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia United Press International William Randolph Hearst International News Service News World Communications National Liberation Army Government of Colombia
Broomfield foundation to nurture economic stability in war-torn Colombia
Out of a historic peace accord to be ratified later this month between Marxist rebels and the Colombian government that will formally mark the end of half a century of warfare, a Broomfield non-profit hopes to make a difference.
54 points by The Denver Post | Colombia War Government of Colombia Oslo Accords Guerrilla warfare A Great Way to Care Armed forces Peasant
13 child soldiers freed after peace deal
FARC rebels in Colombia begin releasing child soldiers as part of deal potentially ending 52-year civil war with the government.
2169 points by CNN | Colombia Government of Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Che Guevara Guerrilla warfare Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro Politics of Colombia
Justice Interrupted: The Secret History of Colombia’s Paramilitaries and the U.S. War on Drugs
After decades of atrocities, the warlords were finally being held to account. Then the Americans stepped in.
5925 points by The New York Times | Colombia Government of Colombia Illegal drug trade President of Colombia Colombian parapolitics scandal United States Department of Justice Human rights Álvaro Uribe