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Why brutal protests have been sweeping across Colombia – video explainer

From the Amazon to the Caribbean coast, several weeks of protests have swept Colombia – dozens have died as demonstrators have faced sometimes deadly retaliation from police. The catalyst was a proposed tax hike, since withdrawn, in response to the coronavirus crisis. Demands expanded to calls to end inequality, economic disparity and police violence in Colombia – in almost two months, demonstrations have caused food and goods shortages.Protest leaders have temporarily suspended in-person demons...
Tags: Amazon, Protest, Police, Americas, Colombia, Guardian, Inequality, Caribbean, Joe Parkin Daniels


Colombia's ELN Rebels Deny Any Role in Car Bombing at Military Base

By Luis Jaime AcostaBOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's National Liberation Army (ELN) rebels on Thursday denied any role in a car bombing at a military...
Tags: Colombia, ELN, Military Base, Luis Jaime, Reuters Colombia s National Liberation Army ELN


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Tags: Usa, UK, Russia, America, Sport, Bbc, Colombia, Soccer, Chile, Paraguay, Fifa, Portugal, Lionel Messi, Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia


Dogged Venezuela hold Colombia to Copa draw

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Venezuela held out under intense pressure in a fractious local derby against Colombia to secure their first point at the Copa America after a 0-0 draw in Goiania on Thursday.... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Colombia, Soccer, Venezuela, Copa América, Afp, Goiânia, Rio de Janeiro AFP Venezuela


Wolves secure first summer signing as Bruno Lage era begins

 Wolverhampton Wanderers have, on Thursday, announced the club’s first signing of the summer – Yerson Mosquera. Nuno out/Bruno in The 2021/22 campaign will of course represent one of change at Molineux.This comes with long-time boss Nuno Espirito Santo having opted to depart the West Midlands, on the back of an apparent falling out with the club’s owners.The Portuguese is said to have been left dismayed by Wolves’ transfer prospects ahead of next season, with the rift, in the end, having proven ...
Tags: Europe, Sport, Colombia, Soccer, Premier League, Tottenham, Everton, West Midlands, Benfica, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Bruno, Nuno, Molineux, Atletico Nacional, Nuno Espirito Santo, Nuno Santo


Where to find Colombia vs. Venezuela on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Colombia vs. Venezuela on US TV in Copa América, you’ve come to the right place. For viewers in the US, Colombia vs. Venezuela will be... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: US, Sport, Colombia, Soccer, Venezuela, Copa América, US Colombia


Colombia vs Venezuela live streaming: Watch Copa America 2021 online

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Tags: UK, America, Atlanta, Sport, Bbc, Colombia, Soccer, Brazil, Mls, Venezuela, Ecuador, Copa América, Pachuca, Fernando Aristeguieta, Jose Peseiro, Fox Sports


Coronavirus live news: jabs to be mandatory for England’s care home staff; Oman detects ‘black fungus’ infection

Three patients infected with mucormycosis, previously seen in India; Perceval Gete becomes one of youngest people in Europe to receive jabUS Covid deaths hit 600,000 as ex-Biden adviser says toll was avoidableCovid Delta variant: how effective are the vaccines?Why is Israel lifting restrictions as England extends them?‘Queue jumping’: Australians under 40 get jabs despite not being eligibleIreland to double quarantine period for unvaccinated UK arrivals 8.42pm BST Covid vaccinations are to b...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, India, Israel, World news, Colombia, NHS, Oman, Associated Press, Vaccines and immunisation, Biden, Coronavirus, Perceval Gete


What’s behind the mass protests in Colombia?

A demonstration against tax rises has morphed into a mass movement against the government, says Joe Parkin Daniels in BogotáAn attempt by the Colombian government to introduce sweeping tax changes in response to the coronavirus crisis was met earlier this year by angry protests. Thousands of people flooded on to the streets throughout the country for four consecutive days. It was enough to prompt President Iván Duque to withdraw his tax plans, but by then it was too late to stop the protests. Ev...
Tags: Protest, Americas, World news, Colombia, Joe Parkin Daniels, Ivan Duque, Rachel Humphreys


Podcast - What’s behind the mass protests in Colombia?

A demonstration against tax rises has morphed into a mass movement against the government, says Joe Parkin Daniels in BogotáAn attempt by the Colombian government to introduce sweeping tax changes in response to the coronavirus crisis was met earlier this year by angry protests. Thousands of people flooded on to the streets throughout the country for four consecutive days. It was enough to prompt President Iván Duque to withdraw his tax plans, but by then it was too late to stop the protests. Ev...
Tags: Protest, Americas, World news, Colombia, Joe Parkin Daniels, Ivan Duque, Rachel Humphreys


Colombia Names New Ambassador to US Amid Rights Concerns

Colombia’s president has named a new ambassador to Washington as he tries to improve his nation’s image abroad and sustain bilateral programs that have been jeopardized by abuses against protesters in the South American country.
Tags: Washington, US, Colombia


Colombian inventor creates biodegradable face masks that germinate

In Colombia, entrepreneur Héctor Mauricio Páez has developed biodegradable face masks made of cellulose paper with embedded seeds.   Dubbed GreenGace, the mask can be planted instead of discarded. The mask itself breaks down in 1-2 months and the seed inside will germinate. The nature of the seeds contained in the masks was not specified.   The cellulose material is treated with antibacterial properties that Páez says kills 600 types of viruses and bacteria.   Intelligent Living reports that...
Tags: Colombia, Paez, Chemicals & Materials, Héctor Mauricio Páez


The Nubank EC-1

Brazil is a country riven with economic contradictions. It has one of the largest and most profitable banking industries in Latin America, and is among the world’s most developed financial markets. Financial transactions that would take days to process in the United States through ACH happen instantaneously in Brazil. This sophistication, however, masks a backward state of affairs plagued by appalling customer service, exorbitant fees and lack of banking access for many. The country’s financial ...
Tags: Startups, Mexico, Finance, Disney, Tech, Banking, Colombia, United States, Brazil, Miami, Berkshire Hathaway, Credit Card, EC, Latin America, Mccarthy, Nubank


How contrarian hires and a pitch deck started Nubank’s $30 billion fintech empire

For most startups, the hardest early challenge is identifying a market and a product to serve it. That wasn’t the case for Nubank CEO David Velez, who understood the massive potential for success if he could break into Latin America’s most valuable economy with even a moderately modern banking offering. Instead, the challenge was how to rebuild the concept of a bank in a country where banking is widely hated, all while the incumbents heavily entrenched with the state worked to block every move. ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Finance, Tech, Banking, Colombia, Brazil, Goldman Sachs, Credit Card, EC, Morgan Stanley, Fintech, General Atlantic, Latin America, Stanford University, Nubank


Exclusive-Casino's GPA Considers Spinning off Colombia's Exito -Sources

By Tatiana BautzerSAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian food retailer GPA SA is considering a spin off of its Colombian Almacenes Exito SA unit to GPA's...
Tags: Colombia, Reuters, GPA, Tatiana BautzerSAO, GPA SA, Almacenes Exito SA


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I was stranded in Bogotá airport for 10 hours and it taught me the true value of credit card perks and not taking no for an answer

Flying home from Bogota, Colombia on American Airlines. Thomas Pallini/Insider American Airlines canceled two of my flights when flying home from Bogotá, Colombia to New York, effectively leaving me stranded in the country. I managed to get out of Bogotá using multiple tactics and passed the time thanks to a credit card perk. American ended up giving me $24 in meal vouchers and a free layover hotel but had to fly me 2,000 miles from my original destination. See more stories on Insider&#...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Airports, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Colombia, Flying, Chase, American Express, Dallas, Miami


Argentina vs Chile live streaming: Watch Copa América 2021 online

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Tags: UK, Mexico, Russia, Nigeria, America, Sport, Bbc, Colombia, Soccer, Chile, New Jersey, Fifa, Lionel Messi, Brazil, Argentina, Peru


Where to find Colombia vs. Ecuador on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Colombia vs. Ecuador on US TV in Copa América, you’ve come to the right place. For viewers in the US, Colombia vs. Ecuador will be... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: US, Sport, Colombia, Soccer, Ecuador, Copa América, US Colombia


James Rodriguez says he was “disrespected” over Copa America decision

James Rodriguez’s future appears to be at a crossroads.The Colombian international moved to Everton in the summer of 2020, but struggled for game-time through injury. Making 23 appearances, Rodriguez provided six goals and five assists, but faded as the season ended.He was subsequently not picked in Colombia’s squad for the upcoming Copa America, staged in Brazil.And it is safe to say that he was not happy at the decision.“Yo quería jugar la Copa América con la Selección Colombia. Yo estoy bien ...
Tags: Instagram, Sport, Colombia, Soccer, Real Madrid, Everton, Carlo Ancelotti, Brazil, James Rodriguez, Merseyside, Copa América, James, Los Blancos, Rodriguez, James Rodr


Colombia vs Ecuador live streaming: Watch Copa America 2021 online

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Tags: UK, America, Atlanta, Sport, Bbc, Colombia, Soccer, Everton, Brighton, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, West Ham, James Rodriguez, Ecuador, Porto


Brazil vs Venezuela live streaming: Watch Copa America 2021 online

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Tags: UK, America, Sport, Bbc, Colombia, Soccer, Liverpool, Manchester City, Chile, Paraguay, Brazil, Venezuela, Neymar, Copa América, Bolivia, Roberto Firmino


Chaos ahead of Brazil’s Copa opener as 12 members of Venezuela party test positive for Covid

 A remarkable story is unfolding in South America on Saturday, surrounding Venezuela’s Copa America squad. Glory on the line After being postponed due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic last summer, the Copa, like the European Championships, has been pencilled in to take place over the weeks ahead.The tournament is scheduled to get underway on Sunday night, before concluding on the 11th of July.The giants of South American football have, as expected, all secured qualification, with hosts Br...
Tags: Wales, Russia, Qatar, Sport, Colombia, Soccer, Chile, Paraguay, Lionel Messi, Belgium, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, South America, Christian Eriksen, Romelu Lukaku


How many opinions does it take to hit the $100M ARR Club?

In a world of talking points and corporate jargon, opinions are refreshing — and Expensify CEO and founder David Barrett is full of them. One of his earliest lessons in life, for example, was that basically everyone is wrong about basically everything. If instilling that at a young age doesn’t force you to become an entrepreneur, I don’t know what does. Barrett’s ethos has, as reporter Anna Heim puts, led to Expensify having “its own take on almost everything” from hiring without job titles and ...
Tags: Apple, TC, Utah, Mexico, Tech, Colombia, United States, Brazil, Silicon Valley, Alexis Ohanian, EC, Fintech, Nubank, Expensify, Pittsburgh, Klarna


Joe Biden is coming face-to-face with a Europe that grew much more powerful during Trump's presidency

US President Joe Biden and France's President Emmanuel Macron speak as President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and Italy's Prime minister Mario Draghi look on after the family photo at the start of the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall on June 11, 2021. Jonny Weeks/AFP/Getty Images During Donald Trump's presidency, Europe had to take a more active role on the world stage. As President Joe Biden heads to Europe, he comes face-to-face with an EU that is no longe...
Tags: Asia, Europe, England, Obama, Washington, France, China, Africa, Israel, US, America, Trends, Georgia, Eu, European Union, Mario Draghi


Peru’s knife-edge election could be good news for Latin America’s left | Tony Wood

The socialist candidate Pedro Castillo is on the verge of victory, but a hostile elite could stymie his agendaPeru’s presidential election has been settled by the slimmest of margins, but it signals a momentous change. When all the votes from the second-round run-off on Sunday 6 June were finally counted, the socialist Pedro Castillo, former head of the main teacher’s union, held a razor-thin lead of about 60,000 votes – 0.34% – over Keiko Fujimori, candidate of the right and daughter of former ...
Tags: Americas, World news, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Latin America, Castillo, Tony Wood, Keiko Fujimori, Alberto Fujimori, Pedro Castillo


Colombia Ex-President Asks Forgiveness for Army's Extrajudicial Killings

By Julia Symmes CobbBOGOTA (Reuters) - In public testimony to Colombia's truth commission on Friday, former President Juan Manuel Santos asked for...
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Realty ONE Group expands franchise operations into Spain

Entrepreneur Istvan Pasku has acquired Spanish franchise rights as Realty ONE Group continues its push into various parts of the globe.
Tags: Europe, Singapore, Spain, Colombia, Radio, Industry News, EXP, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, Realty ONE Group, Kuba Jewgieniew, Exp Realty, Istvan Pasku


2021 Copa América bracket: Free download

From the original plans to host the tournament throughout Colombia and Argentina, and then only Argentina, and finally to Brazil, the 2021 Copa América has been a fiasco before it has even begun. Now with... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Colombia, Soccer, Brazil, Argentina, Copa América


Migrants Falling Dead: Important Interview with Congressman Tom Tiffany

Your support makes this work possible. The crimes against humanity unfolding here are not the faults of the migrants, Colombia, or Panama. These crimes are products of U.S. policy. Embera Indians in Panama are suffering from our policy. https://www.patreon.com/posts/52373340 [Author: [email protected] (Michael Yon)]
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