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Colombia's FARC rebels to debut political party on Sept. 1

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Colombia's FARC rebels to debut political party on Sept. 1

- BOGOTA: Colombia's Marxist FARC rebel group will officially launch its new political party on Sept. 1, part of a peace deal with the government under which former guerrilla fighters will serve in congress. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) fought the government for more than half a century, but handed in its weapons as part of a deal negotiated during more than four years of talks in Cuba
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Colombia's FARC rebels to debut political party on September 1

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Colombia's FARC rebels to debut political party on September 1

- BOGOTA: Colombia's Marxist FARC rebel group will officially launch its new political party on Sept. 1, part of a peace deal with the government under which former guerrilla fighters will serve in congress. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) fought the government for more than half a century, but handed in its weapons as part of a deal negotiated during more than four years of talks in Cuba
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Las FARC se convertirán en un nuevo partido político en Colombia | Diario El Mundo

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Las FARC se convertirán en un nuevo partido político en Colombia | Diario El Mundo

- Las FARC anunciaron hoy que se convertirán en partido político desde el próximo 1 de septiembre, según una determinación tomada por el Pleno del Estado Mayor de esa guerrilla reunido en Bogotá. El 1 de septiembre estaremos lanzando públicamente el nuevo movimiento político, dijo alias Carlos Antonio Lozada, miembro del Estado Mayor de las FARC, en una rueda de prensa. En el Pleno, la guerrilla busca trazar los lineamientos para conformar su partido político y los candidatos que afrontarán futuras elecciones
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Celebrating Colombia’s Independence Day in Rio this Weekend

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Celebrating Colombia’s Independence Day in Rio this Weekend

- By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter. RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This weekend, July 21st and July 22nd, Rio hosts, respectively, the “Gran Fiesta Colombiana” and the “Babilombia”, parties dedicated to Colombia’s Independence Day, celebrated on July 20th. Aimed at promoting Colombia’s culture in Rio, the events include Colombian food stalls, Caribbean music and a typical Latin-American football (soccer) match. On Friday, July 21st, the “Gran Fiesta Colombiana” party takes place at Multifoco Bistrô, in Lapa
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Ask an expert: Is Colombia safe?

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Ask an expert: Is Colombia safe?

- Q. I'd like to visit a friend in Colombia but am unsure how safe it is. Would you recommend visiting? If so, what are the highlights? A. Colombia is much safer these days than it used to be many years ago and it is definitely opening up more and more to tourism. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade classifies Colombia as having "some risk" – the same as France and the UK – so caution should be exercised and there are some areas to avoid
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Oso de peluche perdido apareció en Colombia y viajará a China

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Oso de peluche perdido apareció en Colombia y viajará a China

- Una niña pudo volver a sonreír en Colombia. Un hombre encontró en la calle un oso de peluche en las cercanías al parque El Virrey, Bogotá, y decidió devolverlo a sus dueños, que habían puesto una recompensa, según RCN Radio. Según Viviana Cárdenas, la niñera de la pequeña niña de nacionalidad china, que había perdido a su muñeco, la persona que lo devolvió les pidió que su nombre se mantuviera en el anonimato
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Cuba y Colombia estrechan vínculos políticos y comerciales - Diario Co Latino

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Cuba y Colombia estrechan vínculos políticos y comerciales - Diario Co Latino

- Cuba y Colombia estrechan vínculos políticos y comerciales La Habana/PL/AFP. Cuba y Colombia cuentan con fortalecidos vínculos políticos y comerciales, tras la recién finalizada visita oficial del presidente de esa nación suramericana, Juan Manuel Santos, a la isla caribeña. El mandatario colombiano encabezó una misión empresarial que participó en un Foro de Negocios bilateral en el Hotel Nacional de esta capital con el objetivo de aprovechar oportunidades de intercambio en áreas como construcción, agroindustria, alimentos, petróleo, electricidad y energía
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Presidente da Colômbia pedirá a Cuba que medeie crise venezuelana

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Presidente da Colômbia pedirá a Cuba que medeie crise venezuelana

- O presidente da Colômbia, Juan Manuel Santos, embarcou para Cuba na noite deste domingo (16) com a missão de convencer Havana a apoiar uma iniciativa regional para estancar a crise na Venezuela, que já deixa 95 mortos em protestos desde abril. A iniciativa, que teria apoio da Argentina e do México, é controversa mas pode ser eficaz: como principal aliada da Venezuela, Cuba e seus serviços de inteligência trabalham de forma próxima com o presidente Nicolás Maduro
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Mexico suspends Colombian dairy imports due to foot and mouth disease

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Mexico suspends Colombian dairy imports due to foot and mouth disease

- MEXICO CITY: Mexico's agriculture sanitation authority SENASICA said on Friday it has suspended all dairy imports from Colombia after new outbreaks of foot and mouth disease were detected in the Andean country. Colombian authorities said two new outbreaks of the disease were discovered in the central Cundinamarca department, where there are six dairy processing plants authorized to export to Mexico, according to SENASICA
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Pope to beatify a bishop and a priest in Colombia

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Pope to beatify a bishop and a priest in Colombia

- 2017-07-11 Vatican Radio. (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis will beatify two martyred Colombian clerics when he travels to visit their South American nation in September. The director of the Holy See Press office, Greg Burke, said that Bishop Jesus Emilio Jaramillo Monsalve of Arauca and Father Pedro Ramirez Ramos will be beatified on September 8th during an open-air Mass in the city of Villavicencio presided over by the Pope
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Bayern signs James Rodriguez on loan from Real

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Bayern signs James Rodriguez on loan from Real

- MUNICH: Colombian international James Rodriguez has joined Bayern Munich on a two-year loan from Real Madrid, the Bundesliga club announced Wednesday. The two clubs have agreed on a two-year deal until June 30, 2019, with the option for Bayern to buy the 25-year-old midfielder who was the top scorer at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with six goals. “We’re delighted we’ve been able to complete this transfer,” said Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
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Consultas populares votan en contra de minería en Colombia - Diario Co Latino

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Consultas populares votan en contra de minería en Colombia - Diario Co Latino

- Consultas populares votan en contra de minería en Colombia Bogotá/dpa. Los sectores minero y petrolero de Colombia expresaron hoy su preocupación por las consultas populares efectuadas hasta ahora en siete municipios del país, en las que la población votó en contra de proyectos de exploración por motivos ambientales. Arbeláez y Pijao, ubicados en los departamentos de Cundinamarca (centro) y Quindío (centro-oeste), respectivamente, se sumaron el domingo a otros cinco municipios que desde 2013 han efectuado consultas populares para impedir las actividades mineras y de exploración petrolera
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Colombian Munoz two clear at Greenbrier, Love four back

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Colombian Munoz two clear at Greenbrier, Love four back

- REUTERS: Sebastian Munoz's hot putter earned the Colombian a two-shot lead after the third round at the Greenbrier Classic on Saturday, while Davis Love III stayed in the hunt to become the oldest winner on the PGA Tour. After getting a putting tip from fellow pro Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño on the eve of the tournament, Munoz sank three putts from 25 feet or longer, including a confidence-booster at the first hole, en route to two-under-par 68 at the Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
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Oito brasileiros compõem hoje as fileiras das Farc na Colômbia

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Oito brasileiros compõem hoje as fileiras das Farc na Colômbia

- BOGOTÁ — Oito brasileiros atualmente fazem parte das fileiras das Forças Armadas Revolucionárias da Colômbia (Farc), segundo um censo realizado entre os membros da guerrilha. Os brasileiros são o terceiro grupo de estrangeiros com maior presença no grupo armado, atrás apenas de venezuelanos e equatorianos. Veja também As Farc terminaram seu desarmamento e agora se preparam para se reincorporar à vida civil, após, no ano passado, um acordo de paz ter sido firmado entre a guerrilha e o governo colombiano
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Colombia, U.S. firm fight over sunken treasure

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Colombia, U.S. firm fight over sunken treasure

- BOGOTA, Colombia – This nation is pushing ahead with plans to salvage one of the hemisphere’s richest and most legendary shipwrecks — even as a U.S. company insists that it deserves a share of the treasure that went down with the San Jose three centuries ago. In a news conference, President Juan Manuel Santos said that an unnamed “investor” will finance the rescue of the Spanish galleon, which was sunk by the British Navy in 1708 off Colombia’s coast
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Colombia advances towards salvaging treasure from sunken Spanish galleon

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Colombia advances towards salvaging treasure from sunken Spanish galleon

- BOGOTA: Colombia is making progress towards salvaging a Spanish galleon carrying jewels and coins that sank more than 300 years ago, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday after receiving a proposal from an investor to bring it to the surface. The ship named San Jose, thought by historians to be carrying one of the largest unsalvaged maritime treasures, sank in 1708 near the historical Caribbean port of Cartagena, and its wreckage was located in 2015
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Colombia Comes to Colette

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Colombia Comes to Colette

- Photo Palm trees, parakeets and brightly colored flamenco skirts are rarely seen in the heart of Paris. But the exotic sights, sounds and tastes of Colombia are coming to the First Arrondissement this month, with the high-fashion emporium Colette set to host a flamboyant 12-day fiesta in celebration of that country’s culture and craftsmanship. The event, beginning July 10, was the idea of the Paris-based, Bogotá-born designer Esteban Cortazar
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  • Colombia's FARC rebels to debut political party on Sept. 1
    Colombia's FARC rebels to debut political party on Sept. 1

    , channelnewsasia.com

    BOGOTA: Colombia's Marxist FARC rebel group will officially launch its new political party on Sept. 1, part of a peace deal with the government under which former guerrilla fighters will serve in congress. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) fought the government for more than half a century, but handed in its weapons as part of a deal negotiated during more than four years of talks in Cuba
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Politics & Government

  • Colombia's FARC rebels to debut political party on Sept. 1
    Colombia's FARC rebels to debut political party on Sept. 1

    , channelnewsasia.com

    BOGOTA: Colombia's Marxist FARC rebel group will officially launch its new political party on Sept. 1, part of a peace deal with the government under which former guerrilla fighters will serve in congress. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) fought the government for more than half a century, but handed in its weapons as part of a deal negotiated during more than four years of talks in Cuba
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Sports

  • Manchester United offered the chance to buy James Rodriguez
    Manchester United offered the chance to buy James Rodriguez

    , standardmedia.co.ke

    The first big signing of the Premier League summer transfer window could soon be a done deal. Reports in Spain and Colombia suggest Real Madrid's James Rodriguez is close to joining Manchester United, in a deal which could apparently be worth more than £50million. The Colombian striker is heavily linked with Manchester United and as Zinedine Zidane replaced him with Casemiro after the hour mark he gave a solemn clap to the home fans
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Business

  • Colombia courts Korean investors to rebuild economy
    Colombia courts Korean investors to rebuild economy

    , koreatimes.co.kr

    Colombia had suffered heavy damage to its infrastructure due to more than five decades of civil war. As the country is putting the past behind it with the end of the conflict, Colombia is looking to attract investors from Korea, its free trade partner, to help it rebuild its infrastructure ranging from airports and roads to ports and schools. Korean construction companies such as SK Engineering & Construction (E&C), Hyundai E&C and Samsung Construction & Trading have shown interest in participating in Colombia's infrastructure development
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Health

  • Colombian FARC leader Timochenko travels to Cuba for stroke treatment
    Colombian FARC leader Timochenko travels to Cuba for stroke treatment

    , thestar.com.my

    BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono, known by his nom de guerre Timochenko, has travelled to Cuba for treatment and to recover after suffering a stroke during the weekend. Timochenko, who in November signed a peace agreement with the government, suffers from heart problems and had surgery in Cuba while negotiating the accord. Cuba will cover the costs of medical treatment and security, the high peace commissioner's office said
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Family & Parenting

  • Desperate hunt for children in Colombia town where landslides killed more than 250
    Desperate hunt for children in Colombia town where landslides killed more than 250

    , stuff.co.nz

    Jose Albeiro Vargas last saw his grandson the night fierce rain unleashed havoc on this small city surrounded by rivers and mountains in southern Colombia. From what Vargas has been able to gather, the torrents of mud, water and debris unleashed on the city of Mocoa by the rain-swollen river swept away his 18-month-old grandson, Jadir Estiven. On Sunday (Monday NZ Time), Vargas was searching for the boy and the infant's young mother, his daughter
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Society & Culture

  • Six dead, 15 still missing after tourist boat sinks near Medellin, Colombia
    Six dead, 15 still missing after tourist boat sinks near Medellin, Colombia

    , stuff.co.nz

    Scuba divers continued searching for bodies in a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin where a tourist boat packed with more than 150 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized, leaving at least six people dead and 15 missing. Rescuers including firefighters and air force pilots in helicopters searched for survivors at the Guatape reservoir on Monday (Tuesday NZ Time) where El Almirante ferry sank
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  • 6 Dead, 31 Missing After Tourist Boat In Colombia Sinks Into Water
    6 Dead, 31 Missing After Tourist Boat In Colombia Sinks Into Water

    , ndtv.com

    Bogota, Colombia: At least six people were dead and 31 missing after a tourist boat sank in a reservoir in northwestern Colombia on Sunday, the country's president said. Authorities did not yet say what caused the four-deck Almirante to go down in the El Penol reservoir in the tourist town of Guatape, where Colombian and foreign tourists take leisure cruises. There are "six people deceased so far and 31 reported missing," Santos told reporters in Guatape, after the regional government earlier gave a death toll of at least nine
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Law & Crime

  • Colombia's FARC rebels to debut political party on Sept. 1
    Colombia's FARC rebels to debut political party on Sept. 1

    , channelnewsasia.com

    BOGOTA: Colombia's Marxist FARC rebel group will officially launch its new political party on Sept. 1, part of a peace deal with the government under which former guerrilla fighters will serve in congress. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) fought the government for more than half a century, but handed in its weapons as part of a deal negotiated during more than four years of talks in Cuba
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Media & Information

  • Bayern Munich spell James' name wrong amid the excitement of transfer coup
    Bayern Munich spell James' name wrong amid the excitement of transfer coup

    , goal.com

    The Bundesliga champions have landed the Colombian on an initial loan from Real Madrid, but endured a social media fail when announcing the deal. Bayern Munich got a little over-excited at landing James Rodriguez from Real Madrid and spelt his name wrong in a social media announcement. After much speculation regarding his future, the Colombia international has taken the decision to open a new chapter in his career with the Bundesliga champions
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Life & Style

  • Cassie Sainsbury: Inside Colombia's El Buen Pastor women's prison
    Cassie Sainsbury: Inside Colombia's El Buen Pastor women's prison

    , abc.net.au

    Known for notoriously harsh conditions and unthinkable levels of overcrowding, life behind bars in Colombian prisons is about as bad as it gets. From the barbaric to the bizarre El Buen Pastor women's prison (where Australian Cassie Sainsbury is being held) has notoriously harsh conditions The prison is overcrowded and Ms Sainsbury is likely to struggle with the social hierarchy But the prison is also infamous for its extravagant beauty pageants — see the photos El Buen Pastor (The Good Shepherd) is the biggest and one of the most infamous women's prisons in Colombia's capital of Bogota
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