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  • Essay: Speaking out for humanity

    Essay: Speaking out for humanity
    By the time the bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki brought an end to World War II in 1945, an estimated 65 million to 75 million civilians and soldiers were dead. To prevent such a catastrophe from happening again, the Allied powers had already begun to...
  • The Week Ahead: Biden goes south, classic cars go continental

    Monday-Friday, May 27-31 -- “Being Biden” is going on a road trip. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s eclectic blogsite will follow his sweep through Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago and Brazil this week as he carries out a mission to...
  • Bill Clinton visits Colombia, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Former President Clinton visited Colombia last week, meeting with President Juan Manuel Santos while visiting Cartagena, where Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro showed him around the city in an electric taxi. Then Clinton took time out to visit with Nobel...
  • 'Sound of Things Falling' confronts Colombia's raw history

    'Sound of Things Falling' confronts Colombia's raw history
    Long before Mexico descended into its "drug war," the phrase itself was invented in another country. In the 1980s the underground industry that processed coca into cocaine and shipped it northward to U.S. consumers transformed Colombian society. It...
  • Uruguay takes key step toward legalizing marijuana

    Uruguay takes key step toward legalizing marijuana
    BUENOS AIRES -- Uruguay appears likely to become the first Latin American country to legalize marijuana after its lower house of Congress approved a bill to regulate and sanction the consumption of pot. Uruguay’s upper house, the Senate, still...
  • Colombia's leader backs away from deadline for peace deal with FARC

    Colombia's leader backs away from deadline for peace deal with FARC
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- In a radio interview Monday, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos backed away from a self-imposed deadline of November for completing a peace accord that is being negotiated in Havana with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia,...
  • Colombia, Nicaragua clash over oil exploration in disputed waters

    BOGOTA -- Colombia’s foreign ministry on Tuesday said it had received no response from Nicaragua to its protest last week Nicaragua of the Central American country’s plan to auction off dozens of offshore oil exploration blocks in disputed...
  • Coca farming in Colombia dropped 25% last year, U.N. says

    Coca farming in Colombia dropped 25% last year, U.N. says
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- Aggressive eradication programs and better alternatives for poor farmers are being credited with reducing the acreage under coca cultivation in Colombia by 25% last year. The total area of coca, the base material for cocaine, was...
  • Colombia government, FARC rebels reach milestone on path to peace

    Colombia government, FARC rebels reach milestone on path to peace
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- In a milestone first step in efforts to end Latin America’s longest-running insurgency, Colombia’s largest rebel group and the government said Sunday in Havana that they had reached an agreement on land reform, the first of...
  • In Colombia, turning coca farmers into breeders of ornamental fish

    In Colombia, turning coca farmers into breeders of ornamental fish
    FLORENCIA, Colombia — The expansion of China's middle class isn't some abstract notion in this sweltering corner of Colombia's Amazon River basin. It's driving a private-public partnership trying to steer the local economy away from illegal coca...
  • Colombia labor dispute halts Reficar refinery construction

    BOGOTA, Colombia -- Work on Colombia’s biggest-ever construction project, a $6.47-billion refinery called Reficar going up near the coastal city of Cartagena, has ground to a halt amid ongoing labor strife, the latest in a series of setbacks that...
  • Colombian president announces fall peace talks with rebels

     
    Prospects for an end to four decades of civil strife in Colombia inched closer to reality Tuesday as President Juan Manuel Santos announced that his government has signed an agreement to start peace talks in Norway with the country’s largest rebel...