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STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

Despite recent gains, the wage gap between men and women in Latin America still prevails, according to a new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study entitled “New Century, Old Disparities,” which compares surveys of representative households in 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries. continue reading »

Emergency Called After Swarms of Bees Attack Bogota

Emergency Called After Swarms of Bees Attack Bogota

At least 12 people were stung by honeybees after an attempt to remove a hive from the eaves of a home on Bogota's west side, emergency management officials said. continue reading »

FARC Guerillas and Colombian Gov’t Prepare for Peace Talks in Cuba

FARC Guerillas and Colombian Gov’t Prepare for Peace Talks in Cuba

The Colombian government and leftist FARC guerrillas met here Thursday to formally inaugurate a peace process aimed at ending nearly five decades of internal strife. continue reading »

Prostitute at Center of Secret Service Scandal in Colombia to Write Book

Prostitute at Center of Secret Service Scandal in Colombia to Write Book

Dania Londoño, the Colombian prostitute at the center of a sex scandal involving U.S. Secret Service agents, is putting the finishing touches on a book about the incident that is soon to be published in Colombia, Semana magazine reported. continue reading »

Colombian Mudslide’s Death Toll Climbs to 10

Colombian Mudslide’s Death Toll Climbs to 10

The death toll from the mudslide that hit a hamlet in southwestern Colombia earlier this month has risen to 10, with five people still listed as missing, emergency management officials said. continue reading »

Labor Dept. Looking to Fund $1.5M Grant for Improving Labor RIghts in Colombia

Labor Dept. Looking to Fund $1.5M Grant for Improving Labor RIghts in Colombia

The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs is seeking eligible applicants under a $1.5 million competitive grant solicitation to develop centers for workers' rights in Colombia. continue reading »

Colombian Police Arrest 71 After “Day of Dignity” Protests

Colombian Police Arrest 71 After “Day of Dignity” Protests

Colombian "indignados" took to the streets of the nation's biggest cities during their "Day of Dignity" protest against the country's social inequality, during which 71 people were arrested in the capital for disturbing the peace. continue reading »

Hundreds of Thousands of Colombians Protest Inequality Across Country

Hundreds of Thousands of Colombians Protest Inequality Across Country

Colombian counterparts of Spain's "indignados" took to the streets of the Andean nation's major cities on Friday to protest inequality. The "Day of Dignity" events in Bogota included students participating in an apprenticeship program and judicial employees, who walked off the job Thursday to demand the government comply with a 20-year-old mandate to standardize their pay. continue reading »

Search Teams Continue to Scour Southern Colombia for Mudslide Victims

Search Teams Continue to Scour Southern Colombia for Mudslide Victims

Search teams resumed looking Sunday for 11 people reported missing after a mudslide in Villas del Prado, a hamlet outside the southwestern Colombian city of Isnos, with the official death toll from the disaster at four, officials said. continue reading »

13 People Missing Since Mudslide Attacks Southern Colombia

13 People Missing Since Mudslide Attacks Southern Colombia

At least 13 people went missing Saturday and five were injured in a mudslide that buried a hamlet in the southwestern Colombian province of Huila, emergency management services in Bogota said. continue reading »

Colombian President Santos Discharged From Hospital After Cancer Surgery

Colombian President Santos Discharged From Hospital After Cancer Surgery

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was discharged Saturday from the Bogota hospital where he underwent prostate cancer surgery earlier this week. continue reading »

Norway Confirms Peace Talks Between Colombia and FARC WIll Begin Oct. 17

Norway Confirms Peace Talks Between Colombia and FARC WIll Begin Oct. 17

Peace talks between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrilla group will officially begin on Oct. 17 in Oslo, a spokeswoman for the Norwegian foreign ministry said Thursday. continue reading »

Luis Soriano Brings Books to Remote Colombian Villages Via the Biblioburro (VIDEO)

Luis Soriano Brings Books to Remote Colombian Villages Via the Biblioburro (VIDEO)

Some people just want to watch the world learn, people like Colombian primary school teacher Luis Soriano Bohorquez. For more than a decade, Soriano has been bringing book continue reading »

Colombian President Santos Enters Hospital For Cancer Surgery

Colombian President Santos Enters Hospital For Cancer Surgery

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos checked into a Bogota university hospital Wednesday morning to undergo surgery for prostate cancer. continue reading »

Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Awarded Mexico’s Top Fine Arts Medal

Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Awarded Mexico’s Top Fine Arts Medal

The Mexican government announced Tuesday that it had awarded the country's Fine Arts Medal to Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who has been living in Mexico since the 1970s. continue reading »