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Aleyxer Beats – Sístole (Videoclip)

El artista bogotano Aleyxer Beats nos muestra el primer sencillo perteneciente al disco ESTIRPE titulado con el nombre de Sístole (La sístole es la fase de contracción del corazón, donde la sangre es bombeada a los vasos), que es el inicio de todo y como el mismo dice, cada canción del disco será una parte de su esencia. Iniciamos entonces conociendo un poco el corazón que vemos reflejado en todo su desahogo frente al micrófono. El video estuvo a cargo de Hank Miller de LaBiblioteca y la prod...
Tags: Colombia, Hip Hop, 2020, Jazz, Bogota, Español, Videoclip, Rap Colombiano, Hank Miller, Aleyxer Beats, Estirpe, Sístole

Colombia's peace deal could hang on the US election

As Colombia struggles with mounting protests, deteriorating security and the coronavirus pandemic, some local politicians are showing a burning interest in the US election result -- which could be pivotal in the battle for the future of their nation.
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Spotify CEO says company will ‘further expand price increases’

Spotify is planning further price increases, according to comments made by co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek during the company’s third quarter earnings on Thursday. The streaming service had added 6 million subscribers in Q3 to achieve a total 144 million paying customers across 320 million active users, but fell short on both sales and earnings, driving the stock lower. By raising prices for its service, Spotify could pull in higher revenues in markets where the company believes users will conti...
Tags: TC, Spotify, Media, Australia, Dc Comics, US, Tech, Colombia, EK, Belgium, Earnings, Streaming, Streaming Music, Daniel Ek, Streaming Service, Peru Ecuador

Drop in cross-border transactions impacts Mastercard’s Q3 earnings

Mastercard Inc. reported a 30% YoY drop in profits and a 14% YoY fall in revenues for Q3 as cross-border transactions on the card network fell significantly between July and September this year. The global card network giant said that the fall in revenue was attributed to the Covid-19 impact and also flattish growth in rebates and incentives. “Mastercard has been focused on helping merchants, banks, fintechs, governments and consumers with products and services to navigate the pandemic. We are s...
Tags: Travel, Credit Cards, Europe, UK, News, France, Africa, US, Spain, Colombia, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Barclays, Earnings, Bank

'We have a right to be at the table': four pioneering female peacekeepers

Twenty years after a landmark UN resolution, leading figures share insight on women’s vital role in mediating conflictIn October 2000, the UN security council adopted resolution 1325 – the first resolution that acknowledged women’s unique experience of conflict and their vital role in peace negotiations and peacebuilding. Twenty years on, we speak to four women helping keep the peace around the world. Continue reading...
Tags: Activism, Africa, Americas, World news, Colombia, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Philippines, Global development, South Sudan, Un, UN Security Council, Farc, Yemen, Peace and reconciliation, Conflict and arms

L.A. man sent to prison for running a lottery fraud scheme targeting Latina grandmothers in Southern California

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles man was sentenced Monday to 33 months in federal prison for running what prosecutors called a “depraved and cruel” fraud scheme that Tito Lozada, a 50-year-old Colombian national and Los Angeles resident, was also found jointly responsible with his co-defendants for $190,422 in restitution to victims. Lozada pleaded guilty in February to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Prosecutors wrote that Lozada personally selected elderly women “with particular vul...
Tags: News, Theft, Los Angeles, Sport, Colombia, Soccer, United States, Long Beach, Lottery, Southern California, Chula Vista, Latina, Lozada, Camargo, Top Stories LADN, Montanez

How the deployment of the Army's brand-new training unit became a headache for one of the US's closest allies

A US 82nd Airborne Division soldier during an exercise at Tolemaida Air Base in central Colombia, January 26, 2020. US Army/Sgt. Andrea Salgado-Rivera The deployment of the US Army's 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade was touted by both the US and Colombia as a milestone and a sign of strong bilateral relations. But the otherwise normal deployment sparked political backlash in Colombia, and in the months since, the Army has been less vocal about the new unit's whereabouts. Visit Busines...
Tags: Facebook, Congress, Senate, New York City, US, International, Trends, Colombia, Army, Venezuela, Muse, Jackson, Donald Trump, US Army, Latin America, Bogota

SPPRO: Tradition makeup

Wayúu people are the most representative ethnic group in Colombia, but like many others, they are disappearing. For this reason, SP PRO, a professional makeup brand, decided to use a widely used tool for influencers: Instagram live, to highlight and make visible one of its most representative cultural emblems, The makeup. In this way, make millions of Colombians understand and know more about their roots and preserve an ethnicity that represents ...
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Bogota’s Tül raises $4 million to improve the supply chain for construction in Latin America

With a new $4 million round, the Bogota-based supply chain logistics technology developer Tül is prepping to expand across the Latin American region. Founded by Enrique Villamarin Lafaurie and Juan Carlos Narváez, Tül’s technology connects construction manufacturers to the small businesses across Latin America that are responsible for handling half of the inventory for construction jobs in the region, Lafaurie said. Lafaurie previously spent ten years working in the construction industry for Cem...
Tags: TC, Articles, Tech, Colombia, South America, North, Sanitation, Hygiene, Ecuador, North America, Logistics, Latin America, Bogota, Eric Reiner, Tül, Enrique Villamarin Lafaurie

US embassy warns Colombian politicians not to get involved in US elections

At least three senior Colombian lawmakers have been accused of acting as surrogates for Donald Trump in FloridaThe American embassy in Bogotá has warned Colombian politicians to “avoid getting involved” in the US election, amid a growing row over allegations that far-right lawmakers from the South American country are campaigning in support of Donald Trump.At least three senior Colombian politicians have been accused of acting as Trump surrogates in Florida, a pivotal battleground state which ha...
Tags: Florida, Republicans, Americas, US, World news, US news, Colombia, US politics, Donald Trump, Bogota, Trump, US elections 2020

Step inside a Colombian jungle lab where coca leaf begin its journey to become cocaine

An antinarcotics Black Hawk helicopter flies over a field of coca in Tumaco in southwest Colombia. Hidden in the cluster of trees is a small coca laboratory used to turn the leaves into coca paste. Toby Muse In makeshift labs across Colombia, farmers and technicians begin to turn coca leaves into coca paste, which eventually becomes cocaine sold all around the world. The following is an excerpt from "Kilo: Inside the Deadliest Cocaine Cartels — from the Jungles to the Streets" by Toby Muse...
Tags: England, Trends, Drug Trafficking, Cocaine, Colombia, United States, Farmers, Farc, Drug Smuggling, Pedro, Book Excerpt, Carlos, William Morrow, Black Hawk, Kilo, Antioquia

Netflix Sets Peter Webber to Direct Series Sequel to Colombian Teen Drama ‘Pickpockets’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Director Peter Webber is preparing a six-part series sequel to his Colombia-set teen drama “Pickpockets” (“Maestros del robo”) for Netflix. The Netflix original film, which debuted in 2018, tells the story of aspiring teenage thieves learning how to be successful pickpockets. “Apparently, it did really well amongst teenagers,” Webber told Variety. “They asked us to […]
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Peter Webber to Direct Series Sequel to Netflix’s Colombian Teen Drama ‘Pickpockets’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Director Peter Webber is preparing a six-part series sequel to his Colombia-set teen drama “Pickpockets” (“Maestros del robo”), which Netflix launched globally in 2018. The film tells the story of aspiring teenage thieves learning how to be successful pickpockets. “Apparently, it did really well amongst teenagers,” Webber told Variety. “They asked us to do a […]
Tags: News, Global, Colombia, Netflix, Pickpockets, Variety, Webber, Peter Webber

Colombian rebel leader Uriel killed by security forces, president says

Commander of the ELN guerrillas known for media appearances and online videos is described as criminal by president Iván DuqueColombian security forces have killed a rebel commander known best by his nom de guerre Uriel, during an operation in the coastal Pacific province of Choco, president Iván Duque has said.Uriel, whose real name was Andres Felipe Vanegas Londono, was a leader in the National Liberation Army (ELN) and was known for his media appearances, online videos and a Twitter account. ...
Tags: Americas, Colombia, Pacific, Uriel, Choco, ELN, National Liberation Army ELN, Ivan Duque, Iván DuqueColombian, Andres Felipe Vanegas Londono

First nest of Asian 'murder hornets' vacuumed out of tree in United States

Agricultural department workers wearing protective suits have eradicated the first nest of giant "murder hornets" discovered in the United States, vacuuming them out of a tree in Washington state. The nest of Asian giant hornets was found on Thursday by Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) entomologists on a property in Blaine, near the border with Canada, the agency said. They spent weeks searching for the nest, trapping hornets and tracking them, using dental floss to tie tiny rad...
Tags: News, Washington, US, Colombia, Canada, United States, Washington State, Whatcom County, Blaine, Sven Spichiger, Washington State Department of Agriculture WSDA, WSDA

McIlroy remains ten behind in LA

THOUSAND OAKS, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 24: Justin Thomas of the United States plays his shot from the fifth tee during the third round of the Zozo Championship @ Sherwood on October 24, 2020 in Thousand Oaks, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Rory McIlroy’s bid to rule out the silly mistakes that have dogged him for months failed at the final...
Tags: California, La, Spain, Sport, Colombia, United States, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Pga Tour, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, McIlroy, Sherwood, Justin Thomas, Thousand Oaks California, Ryan Palmer

'Cycling capital of death': Bogotá bikers battle violence on city's streets

Cycling is thriving in Colombia amid the pandemic but riders are taking self-defence courses to deal with aggressive driversAndy Villalba, a tattooed and scrawny bicycle mechanic in Colombia’s capital, has long been wise to the dangers of cycling in such a chaotic city. Now, amid a boom in both cycling and bike theft, he is giving workshops in road safety and self-defence. Related: 'We live for gravity biking': deadly sport is way of life in Medellín Continue reading...
Tags: Colombia, Bogota, Villalba, Medellín Continue

Colombia surpasses one million Covid-19 cases: ministry

Colombia on Saturday surpassed the benchmark of one million cases of Covid-19 registered in the country since the beginning of the pandemic, the health ministry announced.
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Colombia due to surpass 1m cases; arrests made at London anti-lockdown protest – as it happened

This blog is closed – further coverage can be found herePolish president Andrzej Duda tests positive for Covid-19UK could be urged to keep windows open in effort to curb Covid-19Coronavirus vaccine final-stage testing to restart in USWhich countries have the most coronavirus cases and deaths? 11.56pm BST We’ll be closing down this blog shortly, as the Sydney team get a new one up and running. Thanks to everyone who wrote in with tips and suggestions for coverage.In the meantime, here’s a qu...
Tags: UK, Science, London, World news, Colombia, Infectious Diseases, Sydney, Andrzej Duda, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus, Observer the University and College Union UCU

Coronavirus live news: UK records 174 deaths; Colombia due to surpass 1m cases

Polish president Andrzej Duda tests positive for Covid-19UK could be urged to keep windows open in effort to curb Covid-19Coronavirus vaccine final-stage testing to restart in USWhich countries have the most coronavirus cases and deaths? 5.21pm BST Jason Rodrigues with the latest from the anti-lockdown protest at Westminster BridgeProtesters sat down on Westminster Bridge now 5.12pm BST New coronavirus measures have been announced in Brussels. From 26 October,...
Tags: UK, Science, World news, Colombia, Infectious Diseases, Brussels, Andrzej Duda, Westminster Bridge, Jason Rodrigues, Coronavirus, Westminster BridgeProtesters

Venezuelan opposition figure Lopez abandons Caracas refuge to flee abroad

Venezuelan opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez abandoned the Spanish ambassador's residence in Caracas on Saturday to flee the country, more than a year after seeking refuge there to escape house arrest, his party said. Lopez's party, Popular Will, did not say how he left Venezuela, though two people familiar with his exit said he emigrated via Colombia. A Spanish government source said his arrival in Spain, where his wife now lives, was "imminent."
Tags: News, Spain, Colombia, Venezuela, Caracas, Lopez, Leopoldo Lopez

Coronavirus live news: anti-lockdown protesters march in central London; Colombia due to surpass 1m cases

Polish president Andrzej Duda tests positive for Covid-19UK could be urged to keep windows open in effort to curb Covid-19Coronavirus vaccine final-stage testing to restart in USWhich countries have the most coronavirus cases and deaths? 3.03pm BST Colombia is set to surpass 1 million infections on Saturday, becoming the eighth country globally to do so. As scientists around the world race to find a coronavirus inoculation, Colombia says it is ready to distribute any vaccine which proves ef...
Tags: Science, London, Qatar, World news, Colombia, Infectious Diseases, Chile, Andrzej Duda, Reuters, Augusto Pinochet, Pinochet, South American, Coronavirus, COVID, Gerardo Burgos

Burger King: Crowns and tiaras at Burger King Colombia

Within the framework of the international day to come out of the closet, Burger King Colombia - led by the independent agency Fantástica - invited its users to be whatever they want to be, adding to their traditional king crown, a tiara for queens. October 11 is t...
Tags: Advertising, Colombia, Burger King, Alejandro Gomez, Burger King Colombia, Fantástica, Daniel Bermudez

Finland is the 'most sustainable' country, say expats

How 'green' is life in your work country?That's the question InterNations asked its network of expats.The United States ended 30th out of 60 countries. InterNations, the world's largest expat network, has delivered a global ranking with a twist. For the first time, it's asked its members to rate the environmental and sustainability qualities of their work countries. The best country for a sustainable life abroad: Finland. The worst: India. The U.S. lands exactly in the middle, at #30.The ranki...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Europe, Maps, UK, London, Sweden, Greece, Indonesia, Australia, France, China, Germany, Russia, Singapore, India

These are the top 10 countries to retire in, according to US expats who made the move well before the coronavirus pandemic

Where would you want to retire? Thomas Barwick/Getty Images International Living's Retirement Index, an annual comprehensive guide to global retirement destinations curated by US expats, was released.The ranking takes several factors into consideration, including the cost of healthcare, the cost of living, the process of obtaining a visa and owning property, the access to entertainment, and the ease of assimilation.Five Latin American countries made the list, followed by three European coun...
Tags: Personal Finance, New York, Mexico, France, Retirement, US, Trends, Wealth, Spain, Features, Colombia, Malaysia, Portugal, Miami, Vietnam, Ecuador

McIlroy snaps as game fails to fire with Masters looming

Rory McIlroy completes the destruction of his club Rory McIlroy wanted to feel the heat of competition in the ZOZO Championship but ended up feeling steam shooting out of his ears after breaking a club in frustration on the final hole of an opening 73 in Los Angeles.The world No 5 is painfully aware that he hasn’t won since last November and failed to...
Tags: England, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Colombia, United States, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Justin Rose, Pga Tour, McIlroy, Kevin Kisner, Munoz, Sherwood, Justin Thomas, Augusta National

Venezuela's Maduro, citing Pope, asks congress to consider same-sex marriage

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday asked the country's National Assembly to discuss same-sex marriage during its next term beginning in January, citing Pope Francis' comments this week supporting civil unions for same-sex couples. The Pope's comments were the clearest language yet he has used on the rights of gay people. Gay marriage is not currently legal in heavily Roman Catholic Venezuela, despite laws or court decisions in other South American countries such as Argentina, Braz...
Tags: News, Colombia, Pope Francis, Venezuela, Pope, Nicolás Maduro, National Assembly, Maduro, Argentina Brazil

How two ex-Green Berets were lured into a disastrous failed coup in Venezuela

In May, President Nicolás Maduro announced that Venezuelan security forces thwarted an attempted coup led by two former US Green Berets, releasing video footage that showed a ragtag group of men rounded up in a coastal village. However, the U.S. State Department described the event as "propaganda." In a statement to Business Insider, a US State Department spokesperson said the event was "staged by the illegitimate Maduro regime."   The two captured Americans were reportedly hired for the missio...
Tags: Hollywood, Instagram, US, Trends, Colombia, Canada, United States, Venezuela, Associated Press, National Security Council, State Department, Jordan, Opsec, Nicolás Maduro, Skype, Cruz

Indigenous Colombians rally in Bogotá over killings

Thousands of indigenous people demand Colombia's president hear their concerns about rising violence.
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Indigenous Colombians march on Bogotá over killings

Thousands of indigenous people demand Colombia's president hear their concerns about rising violence.
Tags: News, Colombia, Bogota