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Miraflores, Colombia: The Municipality Where Peace Never Arrived

Accessible by air and river, Miraflores is an island in the forests of southern Colombia that is home to thousands of hectares of illicit crops as well as the dissident 1st Front of the demobilized FARCguerrilla group. With a clandestine airstrip and favorable geography, the municipality has become the drug trafficking capital of...
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Most powerful sprints in 2017, featuring Peter Sagan and Fernando Gaviria

Velon tracked riders’ power data at 10 races in 2017, including a Grand Tour, two ‘Monument’ Classics and the inaugural Hammer Series event. Here, we count down the eight most powerful sprints we recorded this year. 8. Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) – Hammer Sportzone Limburg, Hammer Sprint – Time: 20sec –...
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Price of cocaine paid with blood

Olinda was weeping. Her tears were hard to see through the large sunglasses she wears to shield her blind eyes and facial scars. The Spanish interpreter was trying not to cry as she explained in English what happened to the 19-year-old. Two years ago Olinda was helping her mother milk...
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KFC only follow 11 people on Twitter and it is perfect

Brand Twitter accounts are rarely that exciting. They are mostly full of adverts and buzzwords that clog up your feed, leaving you to hit that "unfollow" button. KFC are a little different. Judging by their tweets it seems to be run by Colonel Sanders himself, which is impressive given his...
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Report Details Potential Surrender Agreement With Urabeños in Colombia

A new document has surfaced detailing the potential surrender terms for Colombia's most powerful criminal group, in what is the first glimpse of what such a deal may look like. Colombia's Ministry of Justice (Ministerio de Justicia) has allegedly presented the Criminal Policy Council (Consejo de Política Criminal) with a working...
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This map shows how much cocaine is being consumed around the world

Cocaine is one of the most widely spread and consumed Class-A drugs on the planet. Cliched stereotypes of the drug would associate it with hedonistic elitists and expensive parties. However, if you've been to university and moved in certain circles there is a pretty strong chance that you've encountered the...
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Colombia Must Protect Community Leaders in Conflict Zones like Tumaco

Washington, DC — On October 17, unidentified perpetrators killed Jairo Cortes, a prominent leader of Afro-Colombian community groups in Tumaco, Nariño department, one of Colombia’s most conflict-ridden areas. Cortes was one of the leaders of the Afro-Colombian Community Council of Alto Mira and Frontera, and also helped support work that...
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