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viernes, abril 27, 2018

‘The Invisibles’: Colombia’s New Generation of Drug Traffickers

Drug trafficking has long embedded itself in Colombia’s civil conflict, hiding among, and subverting, the warring factions. Now as the civil conflict draws down, with just the ELN still in the field, drug trafficking is mutating once again. This time Colombia’s drug lords realize that their best protection is not...

The 727 Fuselage Home

Our phoenix is the most exclusive hotel suite in Costa Rica. We have refurbished a vintage 1965 Boeing 727 airframe, which, in its prior life, shuttled globetrotters on South Africa Air and Avianca Airlines (Colombia). This fully outfitted, meticulously detailed, two bedroom, Boeing 727 fuselage suite jets out from the...

GameChangers 2017: Is Colombia’s FARC Really Gone?

Has Colombia’s FARC really left the country’s criminal scene? Yes, and absolutely not. The rebel army is gone, and has become a political party. But the FARC Mafia is just coming into being. In November 2016, a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – FARC) was...

Body found in suitcase near Medellin’s party hotspot Parque Lleras

This morning, first responders in Medellin confirmed the discovery of a suitcase containing the remains of a person. The suspicious suitcase was found a block away from Parque Lleras, a party hotspot located in the Poblado district of Medellin. Around 9.30 AM, a passer-by found a large suitcase outside the door of...

New Orleans Louisiana

There is no city in the world like New Orleans. Influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa and indigenous peoples have made it the ultimate melting pot. And that diversity expresses itself in a multitude of ways that define New Orleans in the American imagination: music, food, language, and...

“Vivir en Piedad”, the book of the son of Piedad Córdoba

Juan Luis Castro tells in the book he called "Vivir en Piedad", the afflictions of all kinds that the family lived, when the black woman began her political career in Antioquia and Chocó, next to her parents and grandparents. Juan Luis Castro, narrates for example, when the black woman is...

Iranian-Born Financier Abbas Jafarian Reaches South Pole In Charity Trek

On December 18, Abbas Jafarian and his two South American companions reached the South Pole after a nine-day trek on skis. Their Antarctic expedition began on December 4, when they boarded an Ilyushin IL-76 freight-plane in Chile, which flew them to the ice-covered southern continent. After a few days of acclimatization...

Colombia Sends Mixed Messages on 2018 Coca Eradication Goal

The government of Colombia has issued seemingly contradictory statements regarding the amount of coca it aims to forcibly eradicate next year, while evidence from the eradication campaign this year has raised questions about the feasibility of this strategy. President Juan Manuel Santos said on December 14 that the government plans...
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