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Late-breaking news: there's been a pandemic while you were away

A full-scale disaster unfolded as we switched our phones back on after nine days of Colombian beaches and junglesYou can learn a lot about yourself in times of crisis, but you learn a hell of a lot more about the person you weather said crisis with. Best to strap in and bite your tongue. A lifetime of three weeks ago, my clever, rational other half and I went on a holiday to Colombia. He’s a man who rarely travels without a first aid kit, gaffer tape and a multi-tool thing allegedly essential fo...
Tags: Family, Americas, Life and style, UK News, World news, Best, Colombia, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Parents and parenting, Caribbean, Cartagena, Coronavirus outbreak


Venezuelan ex-general surrenders to US on drug trafficking charges

A retired Venezuelan general who was charged by the United States with "narco-terrorism" along with President Nicolas Maduro and other officials has surrendered in Colombia to US authorities, prosecutors said Saturday. "The national Attorney General learned that Mr Cliver Alcala surrendered to US authorities," the Colombian prosecutor said in a statement, adding there was no arrest warrant when he gave himself up. Alcala turned himself in on Friday to the Colombians, who in turn handed him ove...
Tags: News, US, Colombia, United States, Nicolás Maduro, Alcala, Cliver Alcala, El Tiempo de Bogota


Doctor, Refugee. Violinist, Refugee. Model, Refugee.

They felt on top of the world. Then the world turned upside down.
Tags: News, Colombia, Venezuela, Immigration and Emigration, Refugees and Displaced Persons


AP Sources: Alleged Maduro co-conspirator is in DEA custody

MIAMI — A retired Venezuelan army general indicted alongside Nicolás Maduro has surrendered in Colombia and is being taken by Drug Enforcement Administration agents to New York for arraignment, four people familiar with the situation said Friday.Cliver Alcalá has been an outspoken critic of Maduro for years. But he was charged Thursday with allegedly running with Maduro, socialist party boss Diosdado Cabello and another retired army general a narcoterrorist conspiracy that U.S. prosecutors say s...
Tags: New York, News, World, Colombia, Miami, Venezuela, DEA, Nicolás Maduro, Justice Department, Alcala, Maduro, Drug Enforcement Administration, Hugo Chavez, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, Barranquilla Colombia, Diosdado Cabello


It Took a Pandemic for Colombia to Finally Cut Interest Rate

(Bloomberg) -- Colombia’s central bank cut borrowing costs for the first time in two years at a regularly scheduled meeting as the economy reels from the oil price crash and the coronavirus pandemic.Policy makers voted unanimously to cut the key rate to 3.75% the lowest in six years. Twelve analysts surveyed by Bloomberg had forecast the cut, five expected a quarter-point drop, five forecast no change and one predicted a larger reduction of 0.75 percentage point.The bank said it has room for fur...
Tags: News, Americas, Bloomberg, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Goldman Sachs, Goldman, Central Bank, Brazil Mexico, Brazil Mexico Chile, Ivan Duque, Bloomberg Colombia, Juan Jose Echavarria, Colcap


EU Joins 15 Nations to Forge End-Run Around Trump’s WTO Block

(Bloomberg) -- The European Union and a group of 15 nations that includes China and Brazil agreed Friday to settle their trade disputes using an appeal and arbitration system at the World Trade Organization.The development comes three months after the Trump administration precipitated the paralysis of the WTO appellate body -- which acted as a sort of supreme court for trade -- by blocking all nominees to the seven-member panel.The EU-led accord provides a legal structure for nations to appeal t...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, News, Australia, Mexico, China, Singapore, Eu, Bloomberg, Colombia, Canada, Chile, New Zealand, Switzerland, Brazil, WTO


Capturing a World of Emptiness

How a team of photographers documented the quiet desolation of cities during the pandemic.
Tags: Art, Twitter, Photography, News, Germany, Masks, Social Media, Colombia, New York Times, New Jersey, Epidemics, Brazil, South America, Ny, Politics And Government, London (England


Down Syndrome Corporation of Colombia: Up Syndrome

While the world struggles with Covid-19, the Colombian Down Syndrome Corporation, in collaboration with Wunderman Thompson Colombia launched Up Syndrome, a new campaign following World Down Syndrome Day (March 21). By changing the word "down" and the stigma attached to it, the Colombian Down Syndrome Corporation and Wunderman Thompson Colombia seek to change the negative perception of those with the condition confronted on a daily basis. Up Syndrome is a groundbreaking initiat...
Tags: Advertising, Colombia, John Langdon, Wunderman Thompson, Down Syndrome Corporation


A defiant Maduro threatens 'cowboy' Trump after drug charge

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro stood defiant in the face of a $15 million bounty by the U.S. to face drug trafficking charges, calling Donald Trump a “racist cowboy” and warning that he is ready to fight by whatever means necessary should the U.S. and neighboring Colombia dare to invade. Maduro's bellicose remarks Thursday night came hours after the U.S. announced sweeping indictments against the socialist leader and several members of his inner circle for allegedly converting Venezuela in...
Tags: News, Colombia, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, Maduro


Colombia: Colombia Emite Orientación Para Celebrar Reuniones No Presenciales Durante La Pandemia De COVID-19 - Holland & Knight

El 13 de marzo de 2020, el Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo emitió una nueva directiva para las reuniones obligatorias de accionistas durante la pandemia
Tags: News, Colombia, Holland, Colombia Emite Orientación Para Celebrar Reuniones, Ministerio de Comercio Industria


Fakt oder fake: Welche Mythen über das Coronavirus sind wahr?

Travelers wearing face masks at Bogota’s El Dorado airport in :Bogota, Colombia, on March 12, 2020. President of Colombia Ivan Duque has declared on Thursday 12th a health emergency to avoid the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the measures include a restriction on large gatherings larger than 500 people and prison visits, football matches will proceed behind closed doors, suspension of transit and disembarking cruise ships. (Photo by Diego Cuevas/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Di...
Tags: Fashion, Music, China, Colombia, Stanford University, Bogota, Kontakt, Bogota Colombia, El Dorado, Corona, Gegen, Leiter, Stanford Medicine, Zeiten, Rolle, Aber


Balance Hoops

The circular symbols on Nina Berenato’s lightweight hoop earrings are inspired by the mother goddess of the indigenous Kogi of Colombia. The matrilineal peoples’ ceremonial “house of the sun” is a circular building with a womblike opening to the heavens. She casts the hoops from yellow recycled brass, polishes them to a bright shine, and adds sterling silver posts. Handmade in Austin, TX.
Tags: Shopping, Colombia, Kogi, Nina Berenato


Feds Charge Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro With Drug Trafficking

The Department of Justice on Thursday unveiled narco-terrorism charges against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and other senior government officials, alleging they participated in the country’s illegal drug trafficking system and collaborated with a leftist Colombian guerrilla group to export cocaine to the United States. The president, along with five other Venezuelan officials, were all slapped with narco-terrorism, drug trafficking, and weapons charges by the Southern District of New York...
Tags: News, America, Syria, Colombia, United States, Miami, Venezuela, Farc, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Panama, Columbia, Trump, Suns, National Assembly


Pablo Escobar’s Hippos Fill a Hole Left Since Ice Age Extinctions

Invasive herbivore mammals seem to restore functions missing in some food webs and ecosystems since the Pleistocene era.
Tags: News, Australia, Animals, Environment, Research, Colombia, South America, John, North America, Mammals, Paleontology, Rowan, Escobar, Pablo Escobar, Pablo, Lundgren


U.S. indicts Venezuela’s Maduro, aides on narcoterror charges

By JOSHUA GOODMAN and JIM MUSTIAN MIAMI — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday that it has indicted Venezuela’s socialist leader Nicolás Maduro and several key aides on charges of narcoterrorism. The department accused them of conspiring with Colombian rebels “to flood the United States with cocaine.” “We estimate that somewhere between 200 and 250 metric tons of cocaine are shipped out of Venezuela by these routes. Those 250 metric tons equates to 30 million lethal doses,” it said....
Tags: Health, Business, Florida, News, Washington, China, Russia, Uncategorized, Sport, European Union, World news, Colombia, Soccer, United States, Miami, Venezuela


U.S. to indict Venezuela’s Maduro, aides on money laundering, drug trafficking charges

By JOSHUA GOODMAN and JIM MUSTIAN MIAMI — The Trump administration will announce indictments against Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro and members of his inner circle for effectively converting Venezuela’s state into a criminal enterprise at the service of drug traffickers and terrorist groups, according to four people familiar with the situation. The indictments from prosecutors in Miami and New York, which will encompass money-laundering and drug-trafficking charges, will be announced at a news confe...
Tags: Health, Business, Florida, New York, News, Washington, China, Russia, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Colombia, Soccer, Miami, Venezuela, State Department


The coronavirus has me stuck in Colombia. Photography is keeping me sane

Here's how I'm coping as a travel photographer on lockdown
Tags: Photography, Trends, Colombia, Fujifilm X-T2, Palm Phone, coronavirus. COVID-19


Pablo Escobar’s ‘Cocaine Hippos’ May Be Restoring Colombia’s Ecosystem

Researchers said the creatures could be filling the biological role once played by extinct animals like giant llamas.
Tags: News, Colombia, Pablo Escobar


McCann Colombia’s Truth Well Told: Save Yourself for Romance

Loneliness. Along with the spread of deadly disease, and the global economic impacts from the spread, loneliness is a real problem. The following public service announcement illustrates the hard truths of our situation today—if you’re dating, and you do not live together, you can look (and smile and sext and so on) but you can’t […] The post McCann Colombia’s Truth Well Told: Save Yourself for Romance appeared first on Adpulp.
Tags: Instagram, Advertising, Social Media, Colombia, McCann Colombia, Creative Review, COVID-19


Pablo Escobar's Cocaine Hippos Are Filling Ecosystem Roles in Colombia That Have Been Vacant for Thousands of Years

Generally speaking, scientists are not down with Pablo Escobar’s hippos.Read more...
Tags: Science, Colombia, Ecology, Pablo Escobar, Hippos, Rewilding, Drug Hippos


Pablo Escobar's 'cocaine hippos' show how invasive species can restore a lost world

Descendants of the drug lord’s pets bear similarities to extinct megafaunaWhen the drug lord Pablo Escobar was shot dead in 1993, he left behind a zoo stocked with wild animals alongside his multibillion dollar cocaine empire. The lions, giraffes and other exotic species were moved from the luxurious Hacienda Nápoles estate east of Medellín to new homes, but nearly three decades later, dozens of hippos, descendants of animals left behind, are thriving in small lakes in northern Colombia, making ...
Tags: Animals, Environment, Americas, World news, Colombia, Conservation, Escobar, Pablo Escobar, Hacienda Nápoles


Colombian death squads exploiting coronavirus lockdown to kill activists

Three social leaders were killed last week after quarantine measures were introducedDeath squads in Colombia are taking advantage of coronavirus lockdowns to murder rural activists, local NGOs have warned. Related: 'Staggering number' of human rights activists killed in Colombia, UN reports Continue reading...
Tags: Activism, Americas, World news, Colombia, Farc, Colombia UN, Coronavirus outbreak


Colombian groups exploiting coronavirus lockdown to kill activists

Three social leaders were killed last week after quarantine measures introducedDeath squads in Colombia are taking advantage of coronavirus lockdowns to murder rural activists, local NGOs have warned. Related: 'Staggering number' of human rights activists killed in Colombia, UN reports Continue reading...
Tags: Americas, World news, Colombia, Farc, Colombia UN, Coronavirus outbreak


SouSmile raises $10M to grow its anti-braces aligner brand

Amid expectations that early-stage funding and valuations will decline due to an economic downturn caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak, young startups like the Brazilian dental company SouSmile, which raised in the time before COVID-19, are feeling grateful for secured runway. SouSmile is a direct to consumer dental company based in São Paulo. SouSmile has raised $10 million in Series A funding from Global Founders Capital, Kaszek Ventures and Canary, bringing the company’s ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Mexico, Tech, Colombia, Brazil, Latin America, Canary, Kaszek Ventures, Global Founders Capital, Sao Paulo, Moons, Dental Health, Ruah, Recent Funding, Sousmile


Colombia: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Employer FAQs - Littler Mendelson

On March 11, 2020, Colombia's Health Ministry declared that every person arriving from China, Spain, Italy and France must self-isolate for 14 days from the date of their arrival in Colombia.
Tags: News, France, Colombia, Littler Mendelson, COVID, Colombia s Health Ministry, China Spain Italy


Colombia's narco-submarines - a photo essay

For years, they were referred to in hushed tones simply as “Big Foot” – a mythical creature rumored but never seen – but these days, the narco-submarines used by Colombia’s drug cartels have become almost commonplace.Photographs by Luis Robayo/AFP, written by Florence Panoussian/AFPWith cocaine production at an almost record high in Colombia, authorities on the country’s Pacific coast say crude semi-submersible craft have become a favoured tool to smuggle drugs toward the US, and even to Europe....
Tags: Europe, Photography, Americas, US, World news, Colombia, Drugs trade, Pacific, Afp, Luis Robayo, Hernando Enrique Mattos Dager


23 dead in prison riot in Colombia prompted by coronavirus fears, Ministry of Justice says

"Today is a very sad and painful day for the country," Justice Minister Margarita Cabello said in a video address.
Tags: Cnn, Colombia, Ministry Of Justice, Margarita Cabello


Pablo Escobar's hippos may help counteract a legacy of extinctions

When cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar was shot dead in 1993, the four hippos in his private zoo in Colombia were left behind. Since then, their numbers have grown to an estimated 80-100 in the country's rivers. Scientists and the public alike have viewed the hippos as invasive pests that should not run wild in South America. Now a new study in PNAS by an international group of researchers challenges this view.
Tags: Science, Colombia, South America, PNAS, Pablo Escobar


Coronavirus: At least 23 killed in Colombia prison unrest

Prisoners held protests against overcrowding and poor health services during the coronavirus outbreak.
Tags: News, Colombia


Coronavirus: At least 23 killed in Colombia prison riot

Prisoners held protests against overcrowding and poor health services during the coronavirus outbreak.
Tags: News, Colombia