Monday, January 20, 2020

Tag: Colombia

Afro-Colombia City Burns In Protest As Citizens...

Last week, images of massive demonstrations, tear gas, riot police and tanks once again filled social media. While many of the pictures and videos...

Afro-Colombians Face Genocidal Attacks from United States-Backed...

On December 20, 1996, in the Colombian riverside village of Riosucio, the mass killings of Afro-Colombians began. At the time, though the country’s relentless...

Roadblock: Colombian Women Withhold Sex For Social...

Women in the small town of Barbacaos in southwest Colombia have been sleeping on the sofa for the past few days. They say they've stopped...

Colombian Rebels Free American Hostage Kevin Scott...

Colombia's FARC guerrillas have freed a former U.S. Marine who was kidnapped in June while he trekked through the jungle in a known guerrilla...

Rev. Jesse Jackson to Mediate Colombia Hostage...

The Reverend Jesse Jackson said Saturday that he accepted a request from leftist Colombian rebels to mediate the release of an American hostage in...

Afro-Colombian Hair Contest

The ninth contest of Afro-Colombian hairdressers took place on Sunday in Cali, Colombia, with designers styling fantastical creations from natural hair. The African hairstyles, by...

US Indicts Guinea-Bissau Military Chief in Colombian...

DAKAR – The U.S. Department of Justice has accused Guinea-Bissau’s top military official of plotting to traffic cocaine to the United States and sell...

Afro-Colombians Being Left Behind In Country’s Growth

In October 2011, the U.S. Congress passed the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement. Six months later, at the 2012 Summit of the Americas, both countries...

Colombia: A Jam-Packed, Fun Week of Exploration

During my jam-packed week in Colombia, I was lucky enough to explore its mountains, valleys and coasts. Bogotá was a blend of modern high-rises and...

Brazil, Colombia Grappling with Racism that Keeps...

For decades, Brazil touted itself as the most racially diverse society in the world, celebrating the idea that there was no racism in Brazil...

Cuba’s Role in Bringing Warring Colombian Factions...

President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia this week announced that negotiations will soon begin between Colombia and its principal enemy, the Revolutionary Armed Forces...

Sofia Vergara: In Latin America, Without a...

While Hollywood and American culture has only recently admitted to a taste for large posteriors—helped along by the lavish attention paid to such generously...

Cuban Immigrants Abandoning Sea for Land Routes...

METETI, Panama –  Led by smugglers armed with knives and machetes, Mayra Reyes and 14 other Cubans sloshed through swamps and rivers and suffered...

Colombian Town of Palomino, Beaches Virtually Unspoiled...

The walk from the Colombian town of Palomino to the beach took 15 minutes along a scorching hot dirt road. The anticipation of cooling...

Hipster English Producer Taps Music, Musicians of...

Two dozen near-forgotten veterans of Colombia's musical golden age gathered earlier this year in a Medellín studio — the same place they made those...

Sofia Vergara is TV’s Highest Paid Star

Colombian sexpot Sofia Vergara is the queen of the female television stars, earning more money in the past year than any other woman on...

Wal-Mart Seeks to Expand Significantly into Non-White...

As Wal-Mart deals with allegations that the company bribed officials in Mexico to speed building permits and gain other favors, the company is attempting...

Colombian Vice President Suffers Stroke

BOGOTA – Colombian Vice President Angelino Garzon underwent emergency surgery earlier this week after suffering a stroke, the doctors treating him at Bogota’s Reina...

17 Afro-Colombian Contestants Vie For Beauty Queen...

Seventeen contestants will compete for the title of Miss Choco, a department in western Colombia. “This year we wanted to give more importance to the...

Colombia Promises Exciting Nights for The Intrepid...

The Secret Service sex scandal has placed Colombia and its hospitality industry at the forefront of news cycle, but that’s certainly not Colombia's entire...