'Green Frontier' opens the door to the Colombian Amazon in a new Netflix series

Aug 15, 2019 Movies
Official trailer capture of
The series addresses the issue of the threat against biodiversity that surrounds the traditional communities that live in that region of the Amazon

Coca and conflict: the factors fuelling Colombian deforestation

Aug 13, 2019 Environment
Graduation of participants and trainers from the workshop.
A University of Queensland-led study found that conflict between illegal groups and the governmental military forces were all associated with increased…

Colombian company will export banana to China and hopes to add Eastern Europe

Aug 09, 2019 Trade
Colombian worker in a banana export company.
The Colombian company Uniban, dedicated to the commercialization of bananas, expects to enter several markets in Eastern Europe with its product

Venezuelans among rights abuse victims in conflict-ridden Colombian region

Aug 09, 2019 Latam
El director de la División de las Américas de Human Rights Watch (HRW), José Miguel Vivanco
Human Rights Watch said the government "is not meeting its obligations to protect the rights of civilians who are victims of the conflict between armed groups"

The women of 1819

Aug 08, 2019 Latam
LatinamericanPost News
Celebrating the Bicentennial of the Battle of Boyacá, in Colombia, we pay tribute to the women who collaborated to make Latin America a free region

Pigs for peace: winding back from war in Colombia

Aug 02, 2019 Latam
Pigs
Pigs, papayas and peppers are helping seal the peace in Colombia as villagers return to the land after decades of war

President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday temporarily reduced the working week in Venezuela from five to four days as part of a 60-day plan to deal with the national energy emergency caused by the ongoing drought.

Maduro issued a presidential decree establishing that “all Fridays (will now be considered) non-working days starting on Friday of this week, during the months of April and ... May,” state television said without specifying whether the announcement was directed at the public or private sector, or both.

The “emergency” period will last eight weeks, during which Maduro asked the public for its “maximum cooperation.”

“With this plan that we’ve been establishing, ... from April 6 until June 6, ... we’re going to be able to get through the most difficult time, the greatest risk, and I’m sure that we’re going to overcome it with the least disruption,” he said.

The president also ordered an increase in the self-generation of electric power by shopping malls from four to nine hours, and those that do not manage to achieve that capacity will be subjected to “special measures to guarantee the saving,” he said.

Maduro asked households to be responsible in the private use of electric appliances, air conditioning and hair dryers.

“If we don’t manage to make an impact on residential saving, all these measures will simply not be sufficient,” he said.

Venezuelan authorities have said that the measures are intended to deal with the consequences of the drought caused by El Niño, which has reduced the amount of water to critical levels at the country’s main hydroelectric generation dam and in several reservoirs.

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