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Santos Sets Conditions for Talks with Maduro on Border Dispute

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday he was open to talks with Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro aimed at resolving an ongoing border spat, but he set three conditions pertaining to respect for his countrymen’s “basic rights.”

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Border battles: What next for Colombia and Venezuela?

In many ways there is a sense of inevitability to all of this. Although those who call the shots in both Colombia and Venezuela are pretty much from the same stock, the ideologies they (claim) to follow are far from similar.

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FARC defends Venezuela governmet in border crisis with Colombia

The FARC rebel group said Friday that it backed Venezuela’s government in the ongoing border dispute with neighboring Colombia and called for dialogue to overcome the tensions

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Colombiamoda 2015 as seen by a Spanish entrepreneur

Fashion is a very important industry for Colombia as it accounts for over 5% of the country’s exports. Every year Medellin, the (unofficial) fashion capital of Latin America, hosts a very important event called Colombiamoda. As a foreigner, this year I had the opportunity to experience this big fashion celebration from the inside.

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Corn cobs could help reduce pollution of the Medellín River

UNal students are helping reduce textile colorant pollution of the Medellín River by adding recycled corn cobs. The project which began five years ago hopes to help degrade highly recalcitrant and toxic compounds which are harmful for human health and the environment.

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Cost of electric vehicles, an issue for mass use

A perception survey with potential customers concluded that cost is the aspect with greatest weight (7.5 over 10) when it comes to thinking about purchasing an electric vehicle.

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New oil field discovered in Colombia

A new oil field has been discovered in central Colombia by one of Chile’s larger oil and gas companies.

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Diving in the Colombian Caribbean to Overcome Disabilities

A scuba diving center in this Caribbean paradise is using an experimental therapy for people with disabilities, most of them victims of Colombia's armed conflict, who can forget about their physical limitations amid the coral.

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World Humanitarian Day: ‘Each One of Us Can Make a Difference’

On the eve of World Humanitarian Day, marked on 19 August, the United Nations drew attention to the 100 million people affected by natural disasters, conflict, hunger and disease, whose needs are far outstripping the capacity to help them

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'Carlos Vives & Friends' Massive Concert Revives Colombian Pride

“The ones who love Colombia outnumber those who harm it,” Vives said to an audience of 40,000 in Bogota.

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Biofuel for aircraft using rice, sugarcane and coffee waste

By using plant waste such as sugarcane bagasse, rice husks, coffee zoka, and fique bagasse, UNal chemical engineers produced a precursor which could be used for producing aircraft fuel

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Poverty in rural Colombia

Almost half of Colombia’s rural population — 44.7% to be exact — lives below the poverty line, according to the country’s statistics agency DANE.

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Colombia’s Fracking Dilemma

“We can’t afford to stop fracking,” says the new president of Colombia’s Ecopetrol, Juan Carlos Echeverry.

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Who cares about Colombia’s human rights defenders?

More than 500 writers, journalists and artists from around the world have signed a letter to Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, calling on him to stop the violence against journalists in his country.

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Colombia Coffee Production Up 12%

Between August 2014 and July of this year production amounted to 12 million bags of 60 kilos, 12% more than in the period before harvest

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Colombia condor conservation program lacks hard numbers

Condors "live for up to 70 years and ... symbolize the Andes, nesting in altitudes of 12,000 feet or more," says Fausto Saenz, a biologist in Colombia.

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