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archiveoctubre 2018


Which loose-lipped diplomat leaked Colombia’s alleged plot to topple Maduro?

Colombia’s foreign minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo wants the top diplomat who suggested a military intervention to Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo to resign. He just doesn’t know who it is. During a press conference in Bogota, Trujillo rejected the claims that Colombia would be willing to overthrow the neighboring government...

Colombian football player, Germán Aceros, Died at 80

Germán Aceros Buenos was born on September 30, 1938, and died on October 29, 2018. He was a Colombian footballer. Germán Aceros competed for the Colombian national football team at the 1962 FIFA World Cup which was held in Chile. He played football as a right and left winger, central...

Science in Colombia on the cusp of change

Susana Fiorentino wants to unlock the secrets of Colombian folk medicine. The immunologist, who directs the Immunology and Cellular Biology group at the Pontifical Xavierian University in Bogotá, Colombia’s capital of 7 million people, is working with extracts from South America’s anamú (Petiveria alliacea) and divi-divi plants, which she thinks...

Another Colombian Social Leader Murdered, 173rd Killed This Year

Jose Domingo Ulcue Collazos was on his motorcycle when he was shot. An indigenous teacher, Jose Domingo Ulcue Collazo was killed Monday night in the town of Santander de Quilichao in the department of Cauca, Colombia. His death makes him the 173rd social leader killed in Latin America in 2018....

US, Israel, Colombia Reveal Maduro Accomplice Is Connected to Hezbollah

Investigations from the United States, Israel and Colombia have linked, through several financial transactions, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s alleged accomplice Alex Saab to Hezbollah. Saab is seen as a beneficiary under the Venezuelan state program called the Local Supply and Production Committees, which administers basic foods to citizens at a...

Killing of Colombia’s victims of land theft has become systematic

Following the beginning of Colombia’s peace process, the killing of social leaders has shot up. War victims who reclaim stolen land are murdered systematically, according to newspaper El Espectador. The newspaper reported on Monday that in the first six months of 2018, eight land claimants have been assassinated. The killings are...

Medellín’s doomed library: The indefinite closure of Biblioteca España

Biblioteca España is perched atop Santo Domingo Savio, standing alongside one of Medellin’s poorest neighbourhoods while taking in a panoramic view of the city. It had been one of the city’s many modernist prestige projects that reflected a city that was transforming itself from its violent past. After having spent...

Why mental health at work matters

What can we do to combat mental health problems in the workplace? Darren Dodd, editor of FT Health, discusses possible solutions and why this matters with Beth Robotham, vice chair of the City Mental Health Alliance and Sean Russel, head of the West Midlands Mental Health Commission.   https://media.acast.com/ft-news/whymentalhealthatworkmatters-/media.mp3 FINANCIAL TIMES...

EU Governments Toughen Car-Emissions Cap

European Union governments tightened a proposed cap on carbon dioxide from cars in 2030, whittling away German resistance in a sign of heightened sensitivity across the bloc to road pollution. EU environment ministers set a CO2-reduction target for autos of 35 percent compared with 2021 in a bid to give...
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