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Historic peace deal between Colombia and FARC

Colombia’s government and leftist FARC rebels unveiled a final peace deal on Wednesday to end a 50-year-old guerrilla war, one of the world’s longest conflicts which took the resource-rich country to the brink of being a failed state.

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The war took care of the landscape

If Colombian peace deal comes to an end, tourism will replace the loneliness of countless beautiful places the war has kept untouched. 

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Saudó: magic and mystic takes Latin America

Latin American film industry has scarcely ever taken the risk of showing suspense stories. This time Colombian filmmaker Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza made it happen with Saudó: laberinto de almas.

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What ‘Made in Latin America’ should mean

Made in Latin America should go beyond manufacturing, it should mean the transformation of a region’s economic system into a new era.

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FARC dissidents forming criminal groups in Ecuador

These preliminary reports suggest that FARC members in western Colombia could be abandoning the guerrilla group to pursue illegal activities that fighters would be expected to give up in the event of a peace agreement

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10 tons of fish dead in Colombian Swamp

The Marine and Coastal Investigation Institute of Magdalena confirmed the elevated  death rates in Cienaga Grande de Santa Marta were caused by a lack of oxygen.

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Students take chances in Medellin

Every year, Colombia becomes the center of the fashion design competition Latinoamérica Habla for Latin-American students aiming for a place in the fashion industry.

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Poll confirms majority in Colombia opposes peace deal with FARC

If Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wants to close peace with the FARC, he best begin campaigning hard as a second poll confirmed that the majority of voters rejects the current peace agreement

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Colombia and Venezuela announce special IDs for border citizens

Colombia and Venezuela will issue special identity documents to residents living along the border between the countries as a first step to fully reopen the border that’s been closed for a year.

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Bogota dumpster becomes an oasis

Conservation International and neighbors from Bosque Calderón in eastern Bogotá have rehabilitated the ecosystem and continue conservation efforts.

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Colombia launches big demining brigade

Colombia has launched what it says is the world's biggest operation for clearing unexploded mines as it closes in on an end to its half-century civil conflict.

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3-D printed and customized prosthetics

There are approximately 60,000 people with some type of impairment or amputation of one of the lower limbs in Colombia. Most come from low-income environments or families.

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Venezuelan, Colombian meet to discuss border issues

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez and her Colombian counterpart, Maria Angela Holguin, met on Thursday at the Foreign Ministry in Caracas to evaluate the situation along their mutual border.

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Climate could have an impact on dengue and leishmaniasis outbreaks

Aspects such as temperature, rain and moisture influence reproduction, survival and biting rates of Aedes aegypti and Lutzomyia sp., vectors of these two diseases

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Colombia’s Nairo Quintana finishes 3rd in Tour de France

Following a Tour de France stained by health and condition issues, Colombia’s Nairo Quintana finished 3rd in Paris on Sunday after which he canceled for the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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Colombia's peace beckons

After nearly 70 years of war and a quarter of a million casualties, the guerillas are talking peace. There’s a long road ahead

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Colombia inaugurates Latin America’s first large-tire recycling plant

Colombian mining company Carbones del Cerrejon Ltd. has inaugurated Latin America’s first large-tire recycling plant, which will export part of its production to other countries in the region and to Asia.

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Colombia's 'Embrace of the Serpent' tops Platino Awards

Colombian Oscar bid Embrace of the Serpent was the big winner on Sunday at the third edition of the Platino Awards, the Latin version of the Oscars.

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Chile is no longer LatAm’s brightest star

Chile's might be over. Is it now Argentina, Colombia and Peru´s turn?

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Why this week venezuelan exodus to Colombia spells the end for Maduro

On Sunday, July 10, more than 35,000 Venezuelans crossed the border into the Colombian city of Cúcuta. Many Venezuelans have compared the exodus into Cúcuta, Colombia to the fall of the Berlin Wall, and they are not wholly mistaken.

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Venezuelans cross into Colombia to buy food

Thousands of people have crossed to Colombia after Venezuela opened their common border to allow its people to buy food and medicine, officials say.

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FARC fronts refuse to demobilize and disarm

The FARC’s 1st Front reiterated its rejection of ongoing peace talks with Colombia’s government this week. But they’re not the only “problem front.” Other guerrilla units are suspected to follow suit.

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End of armed conflict will boost Colombia’s GDP growth with 1%: Santos

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos said Thursday that the national economy could grow an extra percentage point per year if the country’s 52-year-old armed conflict comes to an end

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Could Universal Basic Income work in LatAm?

The Swiss rejected the proposal of over $2500 to every adult citizen, no matter how much they worked, but could a similar scheme operate in LatAm?

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Colombia condor conservation program lacks hard numbers

Condors "live for up to 70 years and ... symbolize the Andes, nesting in altitudes of 12,000 feet or more," says Fausto Saenz, a biologist in Colombia.

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Surf's up: Peru’s shrine to big-wave boarding

Punta Hermosa, near Lima, is home to the Kon-Tiki Surfboard Museum, and a base for surfing culture 2

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Biggest obstacle to peace in Colombia may not be FARC, but an ex-president

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The leader of Colombia's Farc rebel group says it will stop charging its so-called "revolutionary tax".For decades, the Farc extorted ...

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Colombia's future hinges on an inclusive peace deal that recognises human rights

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