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Colombia is introducing women-only sections on buses to stop men sexually harassing them.

Bogota council introduces women-only seats on buses in Colombian capital to combat high levels of sexual assault and harassment.

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This Presidential Hopeful Wants to Rewrite Colombia's Peace Deal.

Sen. Iván Duque thinks FARC got off too easy - and he's determined to make them pay for their crimes.

- OZY - US

Brazilian who pushed abortion debate ends pregnancy abroad.

SAO PAULO — A woman believed to be the first in Brazil to ask the state for permission to end a pregnancy that did not result from a rape or involve medical issues has had an abortion — in Colombia.Rebeca Mendes filed a case...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

US authorities move to dismiss charges against HSBC.

US authorities today announced they will dismiss deferred money laundering charges against HSBC, removing a cloud which has been hanging over the banking giant for the past five years. The British bank entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the US Department of Justice at the end of 2012, agreeing it would not ...

- City AM - UK

France Orders International Recall of Lactalis Baby Formula.

France has ordered banned the sale and ordered a recall of several baby formula milk and baby food products made by French dairy giant Lactalis after the discovery of salmonella bacteria, consumer protection agency DGCCRF said in a statement. The recall includes products for export, including to China, Taiwan, Pakistan, ...

- Voice of America - US

A Man Attacked A Colombian Family With A Baseball Bat And Accused Them Of Being "ISIS".

Police are investigating it as a "racially motivated" incident. View Entire Post ›

- BuzzFeed - US

Pablo Escobar's hit man Popeye accused of violating parole.

Colombian authorities are seeking to re-arrest a former hit man for the late drug lord Pablo Escobar for violating his parole after he was caught partying with a major drug trafficker.

- FOX News - US

Pablo Escobar's hit man Popeye accused of violating parole.

BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombian authorities are seeking to re-arrest a former hit man for late drug lord Pablo Escobar for violating his parole after he was caught partying with a major trafficker wanted by the U.S., prosecutors...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Escobar's hit man 'Popeye' accused of violating parole.

Colombian authorities are seeking to re-arrest a former hit man for late drug lord Pablo Escobar for violating his parole after he was caught partying with a major trafficker wanted by the US.Jhon Jairo Velasquez, known by his nickname...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Most Popular Video in Peru in 2017 .

The Chilean narration of the goal scored by Paolo Guerrero against Colombia is the most popular video in Peru. This year has been full of emotions with Peru making history by qualifying for the World Cup. A youtube show called “Rewind” made a compilation to remember the past year. The most popular Peruvian video ...

- Peruthisweek - PE

Peru to Possibly Play Friendly Match with France.

France will have five friendly matches prior to the 2018 World Cup, one of them against a South American rival. France will play against Colombia, Russia, Italy and the United States, in addition to a fifth opponent that remains to be determined but is suspected to be a Latin American team, as, reported by the The post Peru ...

- Peruthisweek - PE

Desplazamiento masivo en Tierralta, Córdoba, Colombia

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Colombia En seguimiento al desplazamiento masivo ocurrido el pasado 19 de noviembre en la zona rural del municipio de Tierralta, el total de afectados asciende a 733 personas de los cuales 403 son niños y niñas. Este documento es elaborado por OCHA ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Latino 'white nationalist' tried to infiltrate Trump supporters from the left — until he began to believe their dogma

Juan Cadavid came to the United States with his Colombian parents when he was only 2 years old. He grew up in California among other Latino cultures, but his fair skin helped contribute to a kind of identity crisis. In his 20s he “latched on to” whatever political identity he could find,...

- The Raw Story - US

FARC peace deal makes progress in Colombia

Key Points The majority of FARC insurgents have disarmed and demobilised, but the government has struggled to implement other elements of the November 2016 peace agreement. Armed organised crime groups, FARC dissidents, and the ELN will remain part of Colombia's security panorama during the

- Jane’s - US

It's time for tax justice to deliver women's rights

Global Alliance for Tax Justice invites organisations to support the Bogota Declaration on Tax Justice for Women's Rights.

- Daily Nation - KE

WATCH: Bat-wielding racist attacks Latino family while screaming 'ISIS!' and 'Terrorists!'

On Thursday, a man armed with a baseball bat attacked a family in the parking lot of the Elgin Mall in St. Thomas, Ontario, accusing them of being Islamic terrorists. However, according to the Toronto City News, the family was from Colombia and were speaking Spanish as they made their way through th...

- The Raw Story - US

U.S., Colombia vow to battle record surge in coca production

President Trump has threatened to decertify Colombia as a partner in the war against drugs         


France line up Colombia, Russia friendlies ahead of World Cup

PARIS, Dec 7 — France will play five friendly matches next year in the build-up to the World Cup in Russia, including a trip to the tournament hosts in March, the French Football Federation announced today. Didier Deschamps' side will...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Sessions in Colombia to discuss combating drug trafficking

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is meeting with his Colombian counterpart to discuss bilateral cooperation on combatting organized crime and drug trafficking.

- FOX News - US

Sessions in Colombia to discuss combating drug trafficking

BOGOTA, Colombia — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is meeting with his Colombian counterpart to discuss bilateral cooperation on combatting organized crime and drug trafficking.A delegation from Mexico is also present at...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Kumbh Mela gets UNESCO tag

The Kumbh Mela has been recognised by UNESCO as an "intangible cultural heritage of humanity", a tweet posted by the organisation stated on Thursday. The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage under the UN body inscribed Kumbh Mela on the "Representative List of the Intangible ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Violent risks intelligence bulletin – 6 December 2017

Americas Colombia - 05 December 2017: ELN rebels and the government said they would discuss an extension of the ongoing ceasefire beyond the current deadline of January 2018. Colombia - 05 December 2017: Presidential candidate Alejandro Ordez said that he would terminate

- Jane’s - US

Dahl's toad-headed turtle threatened by fragmented habitat, shrinking populations

A recent study shows that the Dahl's Toad-headed Turtle , a rare reptile found only in Colombia, is threatened with extinction due to alarmingly small and fragmented populations and high levels of inbreeding.

- ScienceDaily - US

Spaniards foil 5.8-ton cocaine haul, biggest bust in 18 years

Spain has made its largest cocaine bust in 18 years, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday, after more than 5,800 kg of the drug was discovered on a container ship traveling from Medellin in Colombia.

- The Daily Star - LB

Nueva alianza busca erradicar el hambre y la malnutrición en América Latina y el Caribe

Source: World Food Programme Country: Colombia, Guatemala, Haiti El PMA, la FAO y el FIDA anunciaron el 30 de noviembre una alianza con un foco inicial en Haití, Guatemala y Colombia para erradicar el hambre, la malnutrición y la pobreza e impulsar el desarrollo rural.Las tres agencias de las Naciones Unidas con sede en ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

UN agencies link up to eradicate hunger and malnutrition in Latin America and Caribbean

Source: International Fund for Agricultural Development, World Food Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Colombia, Guatemala, Haiti, World WFP, FAO and IFAD announced a new alliance that will unite their efforts to support the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean to eradicate ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Colombia’s Venezuela problem

The Venezuelan exodus is one of the largest migration events of 2017. What will 2018 bring?

- UN - INT

Security Council hails 'remarkable achievements' one year after Colombian peace accord

The Security Council on Thursday marked the one year anniversary of the signing and entry-into-force of the peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces .

- UN - INT

Más de 4.8 millones de hechos violentos se han registrado contra las mujeres en el conflicto armado en Colombia

Source: Government of Colombia Country: Colombia Durante la década del 2000 al 2010 se registra la mayor cantidad de hechos victimizantes contra las mujeres, cuando 2.975.031 niñas, adolescentes y mujeres adultas se vieron afectadas por uno o más hechos victimizantes.En el Día Internacional de la Eliminación de la ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Colombia's war-time rape victims silenced and without justice

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation Country: Colombia More than 15,000 women and girls suffered sexual violence, including rape, during Colombia's civil war, with half of all crimes involving children. According to Colombia's National Centre for Historical Memory, most cases have gone unpunished.Armed groups used sexual ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Refugee bakery a sweet success in Costa Rica

With hard work, determination and a helping hand from UNHCR, Colombian refugees start a successful bakery in Costa Rican capital.

- UN - INT

Colombia: Don't Promote Officers Linked to Killings

Expand Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia's Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas and Colombian armed forces chief Gen. Juan Pablo Rodriguez review the troops during a presentation of new military leaders at the Jose Maria Cordova military school in Bogota July 9, 2015.  © 2015 Reuters/John Vizcaino – ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Colombia: Don't Promote Officers Linked to Killings

– The 2017 list of candidates for army promotions in Colombia includes five officers linked by strong evidence to extrajudicial killings that are under criminal investigation, Human Rights Watch said today. Two of them are under investigation, but resumes the Defense Ministry released on October 27, 2017, had incomplete ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Latin America's super election cycle is wide open

Latin America is approaching one of its most important electoral marathons in recent decades. Between November 2017 and December 2018, eight countries in the region will hold presidential elections: two in November 2017 , and six in 2018 (Costa Rica, February 4; Paraguay, April 22; Colombia, May 27; Mexico, July 1; Brazil, ...

- Brookings - US

OECD: Examine Local Hunger Crisis in Colombia

Expand A house in a rural Wayuu community in La Guajira, Colombia, June 2016.  © 2016 Human Rights Watch – The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development should examine the Colombian government's inadequate response to a protracted hunger crisis as it discusses the country's bid to accede to the ...

- Human Rights Watch - US