lunes, octubre 21, 2019

Colombia abstains from voting on UN declaration to advance farmers’ rights

Colombia’s ambassador to the United Nations was criticized this week after abstained from voting on a UN declaration that sought to advance the rights of small farmers who make up approximately one fifth of his country’s population. The resolution supports transitions to sustainable farming practices, as well as rights to...

A Life of Health and Wellness in Medellín, Colombia

“I had to reinvent myself,” Jennifer Enright, 60, explains. “After working for years as an executive headhunter for high-tech companies in Seattle, I had had enough. Too much rain and cold, and I injured myself from too much repetitive motion.” After selling their home, their cars, and all their possessions,...

Nairo Quintana to lead Movistar team at Tour de France

Colombian climber Nairo Quintana will lead the Movistar team at the 2019 Tour de France, Movistar’s team director Eusebio Unzue revealed on Tuesday at a team presentation in Madrid. During the 2018 Tour Quintana, who has won both the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a Espana, was co-leader of Movistar...

Jury Hears Secretly Recorded Phone Call Detailing Drug Deal: El Chapo

For more than a month, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, has sat in a Brooklyn courtroom, mostly stone-faced, sometimes smiling, but never saying a word. On Thursday, however, the jurors at his drug conspiracy trial finally heard him engaging in the business that led...

Venezuelan families seek a better life

The river that marks the border between Colombia and Venezuela, at Cúcuta, has a legal crossing point and many illegal crossing points. Some are controlled by gangs and petrol and drug traffickers, as the economic conflict escalates other criminal activities. Image copyrightGLENNA GORDON/SAVE THE CHILDREN Many schoolchildren use canoes to...

Colombian pride! Caterine Ibargüen is the best athlete in the world

Colombian joy! Antioquia athlete Caterine Ibargüen received the award for best athlete of the year on Tuesday from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), at the annual gala organized by the entity in the Principality of Monaco. The Colombian competed in the category with the Belgian Nafissatou Thiam, the...

Hospital ship gives free medical care to Venezuelans in Colombia

A US navy hospital ship anchored in Colombia has started giving free medical care to locals and Venezuelan refugees. The USNS Comfort mission in Colombia is to provide health services to locals and Venezuelan migrants fleeing the crisis at home. More than one million Venezuelans have fled to neighbouring Colombia, where many...

Gunpowder and beer: Playing Colombia’s national sport of tejo

Steel projectiles, gunpowder and lots and lots of beer. It sounds like a recipe for disaster. But in fact they're the components needed to play Colombia's national sport: tejo. The game originated amongst Colombian indigenous groups around 500 years ago, and was declared the Latin American country's sport in 2000...

Colombia’s Ecopetrol sets 2019 investment at $3.5-$4 billion

Colombian state-run oil company Ecopetrol said on Tuesday it will invest between $3.5 billion and $4 billion in 2019, slightly above this year as it bolsters spending on exploration and production projects. The investment is the backbone of an ambitious plan to boost production and explore for more oil to...
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